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7 Innovative Lessons for Implementing Information Security in Higher Education

Vantage News | July 10th, 2018

As more institutions address the rising tides of information security threats, constrained budgets and a shortage of skilled information security professionals, higher education will witness many more new and inventive approaches to improving information security. ​  Information Security is a Priority, But ...
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Information Security Strategy for Higher Education

Creating an Information Security Strategy for Higher Education

Vantage News | June 20th, 2018

Part 2 in our Information Security series provides insights on developing an Information Security strategy for higher education. In Part 1, Should We Worry About Information Security in Higher Education, we identified the security issues and threats in higher education and reviewed how a reactive or ad hoc ...
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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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Should We Worry about Information Security in Higher Education?

Vantage News | June 12th, 2018

Information Security has been the top issue in the EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues in each of the last 3 years. It will likely continue to be a leading issue on campuses in the future for several reasons, specifically, the increasing number and seriousness of external threats, the complex nature of managing IT ...
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Transforming a 45-year-old Library into a Modern Learning Commons

Vantage News | May 29th, 2018

How do you convert a dated 45-year-old library into a modern learning commons that will serve the purposes of students and faculty well into the 21st Century? In October 2017, Springfield College dedicated their new state-of-the-art Harold C. Smith Learning Commons. Springfield College is a private college located ...
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Give Focus and Meaningful Work to Your IT Governance Groups

Vantage News | May 9th, 2018

This is Part 3 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. In Part 2 of our IT Governance for Higher Education series, we discussed various approaches that leading institutions have put in place ...
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Learning Spaces Collaboratory Imagines the Future of Learning Environments with a New Website

Vantage News | May 7th, 2018

The Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) is a collaborating community of researchers, academic leaders, architects, practitioners and other stakeholders who share a commitment to transforming the learning environments for undergraduates in all fields. The central goal of LSC is to “imagine a future in which the ...
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Insights from the 2018 Enterprise Connect Conference with Former ACUTA Members

Insights from 2018 Enterprise Connect Conference with Former ACUTA Members

Vantage News | April 25th, 2018

How Did the Enterprise Connect-ACUTA Panel Discussion Come About? For nearly 50 years, ACUTA promoted knowledge share and collaboration among higher education professionals responsible for telecommunication systems. Since ACUTA was dissolved in 2017, former members have looked for ways to stay connected with ...
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How Should IT Governance Be Organized?

How Should IT Governance for Higher Education Be Organized?

Vantage News | April 20th, 2018

This is Part 2 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. How Should IT Governance Be Organized? There are many ways to define and organize the IT Governance function and the approach will vary ...
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IT Governance in Higher Education

Why is IT Governance Critical for Higher Education

Vantage News | April 9th, 2018

This is Part 1 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. What is IT Governance? Information Technology (IT) is the glue behind almost every system and process at our universities and colleges, ...
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