Business Intelligence

Finding Budget Dollars for Tech Projects

Typically, enterprisewide IT projects are funded through a central operating budget and approval process, while smaller projects may depend on the resourcefulness of the department head or even a professor to get done. For those projects that may not qualify for central budget approval, Texas Tech University offers a great example of how higher ed institutions can creatively get their projects funded. 

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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:

Why Higher Education Needs Scenarios

From sources of funding to student engagement models, from the use of mobile technology to social media, multiple disruptive forces create surprises for administrators, frustrations for academics and bewilderment for students. Uncertainty threatens to incapacitate institutions as they choose for change to be thrust upon them, or attempt to avoid or ignore the strategic importance of the changes taking place around them.

Taking a Giant Leap Forward in Serving Students

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.

Read more »

Keeping Information Mobile and Secure

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.

Read more »

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

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.

Read more »

Beyond the Technology Transfer Office

Successful business incubation at universities is about much more than a capable technology transfer office (TTO) and strong commercialization policies. New businesses are born at universities because faculty and students have the freedom to develop innovative ideas and pursue new lines of inquiry. To emerge from the university successfully, these pioneering ideas must be accompanied by prototype development, market research, commercialization strategy, and effective fundraising.

12 Options for IT Project Financing

Finding dollars for technology projects that fall outside the general budget

While enterprisewide IT projects are generally funded through a central operating budget and approval process, smaller projects may depend on the resourcefulness of the department head or even a professor to get done.

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