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EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

10/25/16 - 10/28/16
Anaheim, CA

Here are our top takeaways from EDUCAUSE 2016.

  1. In 2017, information security will continue to occupy the top spot in EDUCAUSE’s annual list of the Top 10 IT Issues facing higher education. IT leaders and campus information security professionals are challenged to engage their institutions in meaningful conversations about strategies for reducing IT security risk to an acceptable level.
  2. The best time to establish a data governance model was 10 years ago – the next best time is today. There is no technology solution that can provide institutions the ability to make data-driven decisions without first establishing data standards and governance.
  3. New ERP products for higher education are evolving rapidly and institutions can be challenged by system selection. System selection, acquisition, and implementation require thoughtful attention to managing change and improving business processes.
  4. A visit to the EdTech Playground and Start-up Alley got us thinking - with the emergence of so many exciting new technologies designed to support teaching and learning, a collaborative and structured approach to selecting the best-fit innovative technologies will go a long way toward ensuring that institutions get the most value for their dollar.

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Contact us to learn more about how we’re helping institutions:

  • Align IT strategy with institutional strategy
  • Identify, prioritize, and tackle IT security risks
  • Assess and plan for enterprise system (ERP, SIS, DMS, etc.) needs
  • Gain operational efficiencies that reduce administrative costs
  • Improve business processes and manage change

DISCOVER

Complimentary webinar for Higher Education Leadership: Don't Pave the Cow Path
November 16, 2016, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET
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Higher education institutions must analyze and optimize business processes before selecting an ERP system that will have a long-term impact on the organization. Join BerryDunn experts Jane Courcy and Josh Clark and guest speaker Taylor Gray, of the California Western School of Law, as they discuss business process improvements and best practices to keep in mind as you prepare for an ERP system selection or implementation at your institution.

Blogs & Articles
An Ethical Hacker's Guide to Breaching Your System: Five Ways I Can Bypass Your Encryption
Are U Ready for Cloud ERP?
IT Issues in Higher Education: What’s on Your List?
From Blueprint to Building—Framing Out the Strategic Technology Plan
Beyond Dark Arts and Ostriches: Creating the Right IT Security Culture
Survival of the Collaborators in Higher Education: Strengthen Services Across Institutions
Oxymoron of the Month: Outsourced Accountability
Dollars and Sense: Managing the Human Aspect of Change

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