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Purdue University and prospective students benefit from improved admissions process

Hobsons education solutions streamline communications and recruiting on the Indiana campus

At a school the size of Purdue University, just scheduling campus visits by prospective students could overwhelm an admissions department. Add accepted student receptions and recruiting events, and the pressure can seem worse than for a high school senior awaiting an acceptance letter. That’s precisely why Hobsons’ solutions, including its Education CRM Suite, made sense to Purdue, which has about 30,000 undergrads in its 11 colleges and schools in West Lafayette, Indiana.

An information technology marriage made in collegiate heaven

For more than a decade, the University of Alberta has happily and successfully relied on Alcatel-Lucent’s VitalQIP DNS/DHCP IP Address Management system
When the University of Alberta recently decided to seek Information Technology Infrastructure Library certification, it did so with confidence. It knew it had an ace in the hole: Alcatel-Lucent’s VitalQIP DNS/DHCP IP Address Management solution.
The solution, which automates IP address management services across networks, positions Alberta well for certification in ITIL—information technology practices and policies that emphasize alignment of IT services with business objectives.

Taking a Giant Leap Forward in Serving Students

Laserfiche ECM and Laserfiche Mobile provide the academic advisors at UO’s College of Arts & Science with tools that have revolutionized their processes.

The academic advisors working at University of Oklahoma’s College of Arts & Sciences were operating behind the times. While the students were using technology in every aspect of their lives, the college’s academic services office—which handles more than 8,000 student records—was still hopelessly ensnared in a traditional paper system, says Rhonda Dean-Kyncl, assistant dean for academic services.

Keeping Information Mobile and Secure

The use of technology like iPads and iPhones has freed workers from their desks, increasing the need to develop security-focused strategies.

Mobile technology has certainly made life more convenient, allowing employees to work and stay connected from almost anywhere. At the same time, because these devices are so portable and are often used by accessing public wireless Internet, they’ve made life a little less secure.

Keeping Today’s On-the-Go Business Moving Forward

Higher-ed administrators increasingly rely on mobile devices to stay connected and get work done, intensifying the need for technology that can keep up.

As college and university administrators find themselves spending less time tethered to their desks—and consequently, to their desktop or laptop computers—they are increasingly relying upon mobile devices like iPads and iPhones to stay connected and ensure their work is moving forward. Consider:

Achieving Gold Standard Document Retention and Security

A records management system in full compliance with two important certifications delivers document security and peace of mind to university records administrators.

College and university records administrators are increasingly under the gun to meet regulatory and compliance mandates pertaining to document retention and security. This would be no big deal if they just had to track and control a couple of documents (and if these documents were all pretty much the same) but of course, this is hardly the case.

Putting an End to the Wrestling Match

Thanks to Laserfiche, Dalhousie University Medical School pins record-keeping headaches to the mat, achieving efficiencies and clarifying responsibilities.

Although the medical school’s old system of managing records with paper spreadsheets and custom databases was working fine, keeping things current did depend on programmer availability, says Monica Baccardax, IT project manager for the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University Medical School, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. And even when all systems were “go,” staying on top of the paper flow was time-consuming.

Simplifying a Complex, Challenging Task

University records managers must adhere to countless federal and state regulations; Laserfiche provides the tools that help them effortlessly maintain compliance.

Imagine the life of a university or college records manager or compliance officer. Facing an almost uncountable number of federal and state document management requirements that grow more complex by the day, they’re somehow expected to stay on top of these regulations, and to ensure that every document accurately adheres to them. Any failure to do so puts a university system at a high risk of being out of compliance.

Creating the Mobile Campus

A University Business virtual roundtable discussion, sponsored by Verizon

10 college and university CIOs from a diverse group of institutions around the country joined University Business on July 17 for an online roundtable discussion about bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments, data security in the mobile age, the biggest challenges they face, and what it takes to create the mobile campus. 

From lecture capture to remote proctoring: Athens State increases student flexibility

A University Business Web Seminar Digest • Originally Presented on July 19, 2012

Athens State University—like many institutions of higher education today—is grappling with the challenges of a growing segment of students who take classes online. In fact, 51 percent of the two-year school’s student body takes classes exclusively online. To best serve those students by providing them with the flexibility to view course content anytime, anywhere, Athens State uses Tegrity lecture capture. However, that’s not where Tegrity’s benefits end.

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