Industry News: Higher ed institutions select data management and procurement tools, include Target stores on campus, investigate energy-efficient tech

U of South Florida, Notre Dame, UK, Michigan State U, CU Boulder and Kent State U work to improve technology and student life
By: | Issue: August/September, 2019
August 16, 2019

The University of South Florida has selected Ellucian’s CRM Advance—an alumni, fundraising and donor management tool—to develop targeted giving campaigns and personalized experiences. The cloud-based software will streamline communications and data sharing for the university’s alumni association, radio station and athletics department.

The University of Notre Dame (Ind.) has deployed Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl storage system to manage a range of data—from transcripts and print photos to research information and audio and video content. The system provides on-premise and cloud storage of data from hundreds of university servers. 

The University of Kentucky and Michigan State University will have small-format Target stores on their campuses as of this fall. Merchandise will include grab-and-go lunches and healthy snacks as well as toiletries, apparel and tech accessories. Target opened 10 locations on or near college campuses in 2018.


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The University of Colorado Boulder has chosen Advanced Energy to investigate renewable and energy-efficient technologies for three years in an aim to lower costs and increase power conversion efficiencies. Advanced Energy awarded a grant to the university for financial support.

Kent State University (Ohio) uses several modules from the Jaggaer One spend management platform for procurement processes, including contract and supplier management. As a member of the Inter-University Council of Ohio Purchasing Group, Kent State also uses the platform to create and maintain purchasing agreements for 14 state universities, 15 community colleges, eight technical colleges and 51 independent educational institutions.


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