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Earl Follis, Senior Consultant at Vantage Technology Consulting Group

Vantage Welcomes New Senior Consultant Earl Follis

Vantage News | July 2nd, 2018

Vantage Technology Consulting Group is excited to announce that Earl Follis is joining our firm as a Senior Consultant on the Strategic Consulting Team. Earl has more than 25 years of experience in technology as a consultant, trainer, analyst, evangelist and technology writer. He has worked for many of the top ...
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Vantage Welcomes New Senior Consultant Joanna Grama

Vantage News | June 19th, 2018

Vantage Technology Consulting Group is excited to announce that Joanna Grama is joining our firm as a Senior Consultant. Joanna has more than 15 years of experience in higher education with a strong focus in law, IT security policy, compliance, governance and data privacy. Joanna is a member of the U.S. Department ...
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Developing and Implementing IT Governance for Higher Education

Vantage News | June 4th, 2018

This is Part 4 of the IT Governance for Higher Education series of blog posts, based on the IT Governance Toolkit developed by Vantage Senior Consultant Cathy Bates for EDUCAUSE. The previous posts in the IT Governance for Higher Education included: Part 1: Why is IT Governance Critical for Higher Education ...
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Mark Taper Digital Commons Video Wall at LA Central Library

Storytelling Through the New Video Wall at the Los Angeles Central Library

Vantage News | April 25th, 2018

The historic Central Library in downtown Los Angeles was originally designed in 1926 by Betram Goodhue and this landmark building is one of the largest libraries in the Western United States. The LAPL recently completed the S. Mark Taper Foundation Digital Commons, a technology-rich social space for library ...
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Information Security Threats in Higher Education

Thought Leadership and Volunteers are Critical for Addressing Information Security Threats in Higher Education

Vantage News | March 20th, 2018

EDUCAUSE, the higher education technology association that produces an annual Top 10 list of IT issues, has identified Information Security as the top issue for the 3rd year in a row. Information Security threats have been growing for all industries in recent years, and significant investment and resources are ...
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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 ...
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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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Cathy Bates, Senior Consultant at Vantage Technology Consulting Group

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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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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