What is Vaporware? And How to Find Out if It’s What You’re Being Sold

By Nathan Turner | May 18, 2020

"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." You’ve found the perfect software solution for your institution. It does everything (and more) and solves your problems. But does it? It could be vaporware. Vaporware is something that I learned about when I was Director of [...]

For CFO’s: The Power of Artificial Intelligence Drives Better Decisions and Higher ROI

By Kelley Lynch | May 11, 2020

I have been a Chief Financial Officer (with some additional titles) for the better part of 20 years – different industries, different size companies, some domestic and others international – and all have been at high-growth companies. I am more of an operations-focused CFO. [...]

The Data Trust Journey (COVID-19 Edition)

By John Abbatico | May 6, 2020

We often say to our partners that the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics is a journey. The foundation of this journey is establishing trust in what advanced analytical approaches are telling you. Trust takes time, even during a pandemic. This is a fact that is [...]

Anomalies: Drivers of Progress

By Mark Voortman | April 29, 2020

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka” but “That’s funny...”- Isaac Asimov Newton’s law of universal gravitation made successful predictions for hundreds of years. Then one odd anomaly in Mercury’s orbit changed [...]

The Long and Short of It, Planning During COVID-19

By Greg Curry | April 24, 2020

COVID-19 has thrown colleges and universities into short-term chaos. I’ve learned about the challenges and the chaos from both the institution’s and the student’s perspectives. Every day at work, I talk to enrollment and student success professionals across campuses, big and [...]

The Shift from On-campus to Virtual Events: Out of Necessity Comes Opportunity

By Traci Roble | April 23, 2020

Plato is often credited with the quote, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” While the origination of this famous saying may be in question; the meaning is not. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly created a new framework that we have not only had to adapt to, but rapidly [...]

Othot Talks Higher Ed with Casey Green [video]

By Karlye Rowles | April 21, 2020

At our first Othot Talks Higher Ed, Fred Weiss, President and CEO of Othot, spoke to Casey Green, Founding Director of The Campus Computing Project. When Green and Weiss originally scheduled the interview, COVID-19 was just starting to impact campuses. Now, campuses are closed, [...]

Data and Analytics in a World of Virtual Campus Visits

By Ashton Black | April 15, 2020

In predictive modeling, if the input component (i.e. data) is poor, the output (i.e. predictions, insights) usually suffers. A good practice to ensure a higher quality input component is to collect the data in as detailed of a fashion as possible. This gives those who are [...]
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