Enterprise Architecture Fortifies Business Continuity Planning

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed strengths and weaknesses of higher education business continuity planning. All institutions have been impacted, with most likely mired in implementing and revising their business continuity plans. An enterprise architect can help map essential business processes, systems, and services necessary to continue operating and serving students, faculty, and staff.

Data Governance in Higher Education

The requirement for data-informed decisions extends across the campus, including academic advising for student success; donor selection for advancement fund-raising campaign; energy conservation and facilities utilization programming; budget allocation and expenditure control. However, each of these examples contains a major assumption—that the underlying data are both trustworthy and the highest quality available.

Coronavirus and Higher Education

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The novel coronavirus and the resulting disease COVID-19 have disrupted everything and everyone, both across the U.S. and around the world. The campuses of most higher education institutions have been closed, forcing them to move classes online, requiring crash courses for faculty in emergency online teaching. (Updated and expanded, June 12, 2020.)

Wayne Bovier among 2020 Red Hot Entrepreneurs

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Higher Digital, the leading digital strategic advisor to higher education institutions, announced today that founder and CEO Wayne Bovier was named one of DCA Live’s Red Hot Entrepreneurs in the Washington metropolitan area. This list reflects the leaders of the region’s most successful, fast-growing companies.

CISG-PCMG19 in London a Success!

Higher Digital discovers UK and EU Higher Education Institutions' challenges and priorities, and what Digital Transformation means to them as first-time conference exhibitor at UCISA's CISG-PCMG19 conference.

This Week: CISG-PCMG19 in London

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CEO Wayne Bovier and Senior VP of UK and Europe Michael Agnew will be describe how our innovative assessment platform and transformation process will help you speed up and lower the cost of obtaining industry expert insight, reach internal alignment, and create the plan you need to provide better digital experiences for your entire institution.

Lingk Partnership Announced to Speed Higher Ed Digital Transformation

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Lingk Inc. and Higher Digital partnership will allow higher education CIOs to outsource integration needs. Lingk’s integration-as-a-service “IaaS” includes the Lingk integration platform technology and tools for building and maintaining integrations. Higher Digital brings vendor agnostic advice and expertise in enterprise architecture, strategy, delivery, and execution, to align stakeholders’ goals and create sustainable processes.

Higher Digital Partners with DEAC for Distance Learning Assessment

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Higher Digital today announced a strategic partnership with the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) to co-develop the (SEA)RESULTS® Distance Education Accreditation Assessment, providing DEAC members and Higher Digital clients with affordable access to expertise on establishing and maintaining high quality distance education programs in the face of constant technology innovation and change.

Higher Digital Releases
(SEA)RESULTS® Security

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Higher Digital announced the release of (SEA)RESULTS® Security, a new tool in its digital transformation assessment suite for colleges and universities that establishes institutions’ security baselines for measuring continuous improvements against, while identifying strengths and opportunities for managing cybersecurity risks.

Job Market Disruptions Inspire Institutional Transformation

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Higher Education Institutions have an incredible opportunity to increase enrollments and remain viable in today's uncertain market. The modern workplace is rapidly evolving, so workers need to develop new or enhanced skills—leading to company-subsidized the retraining programs and increasing consumer demand for educational and training programs that help workers change jobs or advance their careers.

Introducing Your Enterprise Architect

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Your decision to hire an Enterprise Architect or bring one on as a consultant means that your institution is ready to think of IT as providing business value rather than as an organization that simply keeps the lights on for the institution.

The Skills of an Enterprise Architect

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Part 2: The Skills of an Enterprise Architect - in which we explore the skills that one should look for in an Enterprise Architect.  They have a wide swath of responsibilities, goals, and authority, depending on the institution’s requirements as well as the basic skills and interests of the person who is filling that role.

(SEA)RESULTS Enhanced Planning Module

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Higher Digital today announced the release of Assess 2.0, an assessment and planning module for (SEA)RESULTS®, the company’s technology and organizational health assessment tool for higher education institutions. Assess 2.0 identifies which initiatives a university should prioritize to support institutional and student success, facilitating rapid internal alignment throughout a disparate organizational and budgetary structure.

Strategic Architecture in Higher Ed

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As part of the next phase of digital transformation, institutions and Information Technology (IT) departments will need to understand their entire architecture and be responsible for overseeing a consistent investment toward improving their digital experience and ecosystem.

Why I joined Higher Digital?

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The last several days have been full of wonderful congratulatory messages. I appreciate everyone who has reached out and thank you all for your kind words. I’ve been thinking about this move to Higher Digital for several months now...to better leverage my skills and experience to help address the challenges within global higher education.

7 Strategic Steps to Dramatically Increase Student Engagement and Turn Frustration into Success!

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Most of us are deeply engaged with technology. Our expectations are high for what our digital experiences should be, and our frustrations grow if they become complicated, confusing, and unclear. Higher Education, and many of the software solutions that support our institutions, are woefully behind most other industries in providing a cohesive, engaging, and supportive digital experience. This has to change.

Data Privacy Day and Higher Education

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Everyone on campus is responsible for keeping students’ and other community members’ personal information private and secure; what better time to learn more about privacy best practices, and help spread the word. Today is Data Privacy Day! While there is plenty of great general privacy advice, EDUCAUSE has provided a useful guide intended specifically for […]

Institutional Survival Depends on Faculty Success

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The winners of the higher education digital revolution will be the institutions, publishers, and software companies that prioritize effortless faculty engagement with technology. “We’re going to live in an era of people finding their skills irrelevant at age 45, 40, 35.” — Bob Kegan, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Digital disruption is already well […]

Survival of the Digital-est: How Can Institutions Survive Technology Innovation?

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Now is the time to create and implement a bold digital plan to transform your institution to be better able to meet the increasing demand for more cost-effective degrees, certifications and training while improving the digital services being offered. Your institution’s future depends on it. At a time when training and education are becoming even […]

Acknowledging You Have a Problem Is the First Step to Digital Transformation

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The first step in making any kind of change, personal, professional or organizational, is acknowledging you have a problem; however, when your organization is in constant motion and in a non-stop, reactive state, it makes recognizing you even have a problem almost impossible. I ran into this exact situation again this morning when the Director […]

The Cost of Digital and Change Avoidance in Higher Education

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There are a variety of takeaways from the announcement that DeVry, a for-profit institution, agreed to settle for $100 million with the FTC, but what stands out to me the most has to do with priorities, focus, and organizational structure with higher education. In today’s fast-paced, software-centric world, a $100M is an incredible amount of […]

Blurring The Lines: The Merger of For-Profit and Not-for-Profit in Higher Education, A Technology and Market Driven Event

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Over the past several months, there have been multiple announcements within the higher education community that might not have made national headlines, but were still significant enough to indicate a real blurring of the lines between for-profit and traditional, not-for-profit institutions. There are a lot of emotions and opinions on all sides about what this […]

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