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Desktop Virtualization: Enabling the Anywhere, Anytime College Experience

Overcoming challenges while meeting the changing technology needs in higher ed

As technology advances and students remain on the cutting edge, colleges and universities have no choice but to keep up. That means ensuring that students can access the information they need, whenever they need it, from whatever device they choose. This creates an array of challenges for institutions, from increased volume of help desk calls, to providing a consistent user experience across devices and operating systems, to controlling access to sensitive information.

Four Strategies for Student Loan Repayment Success

Recommendations for Protecting Student Loan Borrowers and the Schools They Attend

A report by the Association of Community College Trustees and The Institute for College Access & Success suggests practical steps that all postsecondary institutions – not just community colleges – can take to benefit their student loan borrowers.

Thought Leadership Q&A

Marc Sheinbaum, CEO, Higher One

You’ve been Higher One’s CEO for six months. How would you describe the company you now lead?

Butler University implements cutting-edge unified security platform

STANLEY Security provides solution to integrate all existing campus security technologies into a single portal

Butler University is a private college with 32 campus buildings occupying approximately 290 acres in Indianapolis, Indiana, with just over 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled. Founded in 1855, Butler University focuses on providing students and faculty members with a distinguished, academic campus environment.

Healthy, convenient campus dining options made easy at California State University, Northridge

Subway franchise brings benefits for students, faculty, and the institution

For the leadership of California State University, Northridge (CSUN), providing a wide variety of dining options has always been an important part of serving the campus community, which is located in the San Fernando Valley. With 38,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, the sheer size of the university could create a big enough challenge by itself, but the demographics of the community make selecting campus restaurants even more daunting.

Integrated e-commerce system streamlines processes for finance staff

TouchNet U.Commerce® simplifies payments and refunds at Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Technological University is known for being cutting-edge when it comes to STEM subjects. Many of its 11,349 students major in highly technical subjects such as engineering. Until 2006, however, how the institution’s finance department managed payments was not cutting-edge. “We had been cutting a lot of paper checks and wasting a lot of time in processing,” says Matt Smith, associate bursar.

Partnership reduces costs and increases sustainability at Alberta institution

Waste Management provides expertise to help Southern Alberta Institute of Technology become a waste diversion leader

With over 15,000 regular students and a campus that spans 96 acres, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary produces a significant amount of waste. “In late 2008, as part of a campus expansion project, we sought a more sustainable approach to our daily operations management practices,” says John Millington, manager of facilities operations and campus expansion projects. “We knew to meet the goals of that plan, we needed a new partner that would focus on waste diversion and sustainability.”

Mobile application allows students to connect to large campus from anywhere

Campus Guide Plus from AT&T gives University of Illinois at Chicago students one-stop access to campus information

With over 25,000 students, the University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest university in the greater Chicago area. Its urban setting just west of the Loop means it is an important part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the city. With such a campus, the institution’s leaders knew that students, staff and visitors would need a singular place to access directional and other information.

University strategically partners with a cooperative for technology purchases

E&I’s GovConnection contract delivers major savings and increased services for Auburn University

The IT team at Auburn University in Alabama purchases a large amount of computers and related technology to serve the 25,000 students and numerous faculty and staff that use the institution’s facilities and infrastructure. This is an expensive undertaking, especially considering it wasn’t until 2009 that Alabama law permitted the use of cooperatives for purchasing.

Large-screen displays and video walls enhance gathering spaces on campus

Wharton School partners with NEC Display and Video Visions to update presentation technology

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education for its 5,000 students. Jon M. Huntsman Hall is Wharton’s newest and biggest building. A colloquium located on the eighth floor incorporates a video wall, but needed an upgrade after five years. The room can host as many as 150 people and is used most often as a social gathering space, as well as for hosting presentations, dinners and conferences.

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