Open Digital Campus


Getting Value from Technology Investments

Headed to Summit or Virtual Summit? Join me & my colleagues for sessions on making the most of your technology investments.

  • Technology Enablement Services (with Gideon Sanstra). Preparing your institution for new technologies such as Banner 9 and Mobile Connections.  Session 1526, Tuesday @ 1:30. 
  • Organizational Readiness. Preparing the organization for business and technology transformation.  Session 1749, Tuesday @ 3:30.
  • Mobile Connection Turn-Key Solutions (with Gideon Sanstra). Services to help your institution in using the Mobile Connection framework. Session 1522, Wednesday @ 9:30.
  • Moving Human Resources from Transactional to Strategic. Session  1744, Wednesday @ 3:30.

Take advantage also of many great sessions led by customers on maximizing your technology investments, as well as opportunities to join me and my colleagues in the lounges for more targeted conversations on this thread.



Food for Thought - Renewed momentum for eTextbooks...

Although eTextbook adoption in higher education is slower that some might anticipate, growth is steady. A recent Pew Research report indicated the eReader ownership doubled this past holiday season.  Apple's recent announcement about its entry into digital textbooks and self-publishing and its goal to provide a "a new textbook experience" provides a new surge in momentum toward the mainstreaming of eTextbooks. What impact will broader adoption o...

Food for Thought - Online Education Growing at Rapid Pace

As the number of online courses and programs proliferate, student demand for online courses continues to grow. Keeping pace with demand and delivering online education cost effectively remain key challenges for institutions.  What strategies are your institution using to address these challenges and ensure the quality of your online education programs?

Online enrollment in US exceeds 6 million students
Source: Babson College News Release


Texas Connection Consortium and SunGard Higher Education Receive Honorable Mention in 12th Annual PESC Best Practices Competition

Receiving an Honorable Mention is Texas Connection Consortium and SunGard Higher Education. This project demonstrated the collaborative and successful process whereby all Texas high schools, required to use the Texas Records Exchange System (TREx) web-based application based in EDI, are automatically converting to PESC XML.

What’s Changing with Banner Project Horizon?

Aligning with our Open Digital Campus vision, we will deliver Banner 9 as the release structure to deliver the Banner Project Horizon user experience and value-add enhancements and components. 
Get involved with the Project Horizon community with:
- Code Camp
- Innovation Webinars
- The Commons
- Be an early adopter


Recording Link Now Available: Cuyahoga Community College’s approach to ERP Revitalization

Sixteen months ago Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) came face-to-face with a challenging situation. Their Banner SIS had been in place for 10 years, they had performed regular updates, and yet were not delighted with the system.

Hear their story:


Summit Presentation Submission Deadline Extended to Wed 10/13

The Summit call-for-presentations system experienced performance issues Friday due to the significant volume of sessions that were being submitted. We apologize for the inconvenience and have extended the deadline to Wednesday, October 13.


Visit SunGard Higher Education at EDUCAUSE 2010!

SunGard Higher Education has lots of exciting activities going on at EDUCAUSE 2010. Here are some opportunities where you can connect with SunGard Higher Education representatives during the event:
We hope to see you there!

College Days: Banner Technology Day

If your fall conference plans include attending the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, please join SunGard Higher Education executives and global architects for


Banner Technology Day

Monday, October 11

8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hilton Anaheim Hotel


Banner Technology Day is for Banner customers charged with managing or delivering IT.


At Banner Technology Day you will:

• Learn what’s behind the Open D...


SunGard: Be a Little More Open?

Request for SunGard to demonstrate their openness by making SunGard Summit materials freely and openly available.