The Spark Academic Innovation Hub at WSU

Designing a Technology-Enabled Learning Environment for Higher Education

Vantage News | March 13th, 2018

The Spark Academic Innovation Hub, the revolutionary technology-enabled learning and teaching environment at Washington State University (WSU) opened in the Fall of 2017 and is already changing how students learn, collaborate and engage with each other on their Pullman, WA campus. What is The Spark? The Spark was designed to be the “classroom ...
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Cathy Bates and Jon Young to Present at EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference

Vantage News | February 4th, 2018

Creating and Enhancing Your Campus Information Security Is your campus information security program in reactive mode? Do you feel like you are going in every direction at once, making it difficult to see what you are accomplishing overall? Chances are your campus feels this way too – and the good news is that you ...
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Vantage Welcomes New Team Members

Vantage News | January 24th, 2018

Vantage Technology Consulting Group is excited to announce the hiring of three new team members who will expand Vantage’s capacity for production, project management, and business development. Philip Clendaniel, Associate Principal, brings over 35 years of experience with technology systems. In addition to his ...
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Physical Security Assessments with Vantage

Vantage News | January 15th, 2018

Vantage News recently sat with Chad Shade, Director of Security Consulting, to discuss physical security assessments: what they are, who needs them, and what to expect with a physical security assessment. ...
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New Hacking Threat Emerges

Vantage News | November 8th, 2017

Cathy Bates, Senior Consultant, is featured in Inside Higher Ed and gives her insight on software and hardware keylogging in higher education. As the pace of technology innovation continues to accelerate, there is a constant arms race on campus to protect students and faculty from new and different threats. ...
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Chad Shade Speaks About CPTED

Vantage News | October 14th, 2017

Chad Shade, Director of Security Consulting, has an extensive background in law enforcement and physical security.  He has certifications and training with the Department of Homeland Security, LA County Sheriff’s Department, and the National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP). After recently completing the NICP ...
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Parke Rhoads

Parke Rhoads Joins Panel at Learning Spaces Collaboratory Webinars

Vantage News | October 5th, 2017

Learning spaces are evolving into collaborative hubs where discussion enhances education and creates engaged learners. At the Learning Spaces Collaboratory Webinars, a team of academics and architects facilitate discussions on the future of education and how to assist with planning learning spaces.  Join Parke ...
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Geoff Tritsch

Avaya Bankruptcy Update

Geoff Tritsch | September 29th, 2017

Avaya has taken next important steps in the bankruptcy process, according to an industry briefing by John Sullivan, CFA VP & Corporate Treasurer for Avaya.  Here are my (simplified) understandings of and musings on the most recent announcements: Avaya has reached agreement with the majority of “first lien debt ...
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Vantage Joins CSSA and CPOA

Vantage News | August 7th, 2017

As a values-based organization with an interest in keeping our communities safe, Vantage has a history of being involved in justice-related projects. With experience on ventures including the LAPD Police Training Center, Sacramento County Courthouse, and CDCR California Medical Facility, Vantage has continued our ...
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Vantage Hosts AIA|LA Healthcare Event at UCLA

Vantage News | July 26th, 2017

This past May, Vantage hosted an AIA|LA Healthcare event at the UCLA Edie and Lew Wasserman Building, the newly built science, research, and clinical complex on UCLA’s main campus in Westwood. Roozbeh Afzal, Principal, and Michael Dannenberg, Director of New and Emerging Technologies, along with Jim Crawford, ...
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