Database Management

Thwarting ID Thieves

What most colleges and universities aren't doing to avoid identity theft and fraud--but should be.

American colleges and universities are breeding grounds for innovative ideas and open information sharing. Pair that with a large number of systems on a given network and a vulnerable student population with fresh credit and you've got an appealing target for identity thieves.

Colleges connect once-decentralized functions to improve efficiencies

Institutions may share services with other institutions, but the idea can be implemented within a single institution as well, either through a single shared-services center or through multiple offices on campus.

Colleges connect once-decentralized functions to improve efficiencies

Institutions may share services with other institutions, but the idea can be implemented within a single institution as well, either through a single shared services center or through multiple offices on campus.

The team that first explored bringing a shared services model to the University of Michigan couldn’t help but notice some vast inefficiencies when it broke down the $325 million being spent on IT. Excluding the university’s massive health system, the analysis revealed multiple networks, data centers, and server closets, with 35 different email systems and more than 150 organizations maintaining computers for faculty and staff.

Reducing the Cost of Retention at Valdosta State University

It costs much more to recruit new students than to keep the ones you have, which is why retention is so important to colleges and universities. With a 67 percent one-year retention rate costing $6.5 million in lost revenue annually, Valdosta State University (Ga.) officials knew they had to act. The problem was data that could have helped identify remedies were sorely lacking, and what little information the institution possessed was difficult to access and analyze.

EDUCAUSE 2012

Nov. 6-9, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
Denver

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Higher One Expands Services in Higher Ed with Addition of Campus Labs

Higher One announced today that it will expand the company’s offering to include data analytics and assessment software for higher education enterprises through acquiring substantially all of the assets of Campus Labs.

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Experian QAS launches a real-time data enhancement product

Experian® QAS®, a part of Experian Marketing Services and a leading provider of address verification software and services, today launched Prospect IQ, a data enhancement product that enables organizations to gain a deeper understanding of their consumers by allowing them to leverage Experian ConsumerView data and make effective business decisions in real time.

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Rapid Insight Releases New Blog Series

Rapid Insight Inc. has released a new blog series aimed at helping higher education institutions expand their analytic strength by using data they already have on-hand.

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