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ComputerWorld Discusses Back-to-school IT Projects that Reshape Campus Life

In a recent ComputerWorld article, Johnc Cox discusses technology shifts that are shaking up IT priorities in colleges and universities. There are six areas where schools are redefining needs and finding new opportunities, one of which is a growing trend towards cloud computing.  SunGard Higher Education is mentioned for offering a SaaS based Federal Methodology Need Analysis this fall.

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Ovum Opinion Piece: “Open” demonstrates momentum at SunGard Summit

Nicole Engelbert, lead analyst at Ovum, published a Straight Talk piece after SunGard Summit in San Francisco. She writes:

SunGard Higher Education’s shift from the “Unified Digital Campus” to the “Open Digital Campus”, while subtle in its language, has proven more impactful in its execution. At its summit event this week, announcements abounded – but so did evidence that the decision to open its solution strategy is already paying off with better alignment to institutional needs and enhanced services. Even though sustaining this momentum will require SunGard to prepare for the unruliness of a more democratic relationship with its clients, early returns are encouraging.

View the entire article here: http://www.ovum.com/news/euronews.asp?id=8558


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SunGard Higher Education’s Alternative Delivery Models

Increasingly our customers are asking us to think differently about how we deliver solutions to them. They want to be more selective about the software they adopt—using only those systems or features or functions that help them pursue their institutional mission more effectively.
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Alternative Delivery Methods All Around At Summit

New IT delivery methods such as software-as-a service, on-demand applications, and hosting have broadened the options institutions have for meeting their IT needs. Several sessions during Summit have focused on SunGard Higher Education’s new alternative delivery methods including PowerCAMPUS Application Hosting and SaaS.

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SunGard Higher Education’s Alternative Delivery Models

Enterprise applications, as critical as they are to institutional excellence, represent a significant investment for most colleges and universities. And not just in dollars, but in time and talent. Today, as campus leaders struggle to redirect scarce resources to their core teaching and learning missions, finding more flexible and cost-effective ways to support information technology is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.  This thinking is key to our Open Digital Campus strategy, which combines alternative delivery models, modular assets and modern technologies.