Cloud vs. Client: Where Do You Want to Keep Your Higher Ed Data?

Cloud vs. Client: Where Do You Want to Keep Your Higher Ed Data?

The abundance of data available to institutions of higher education is staggering. It’s found in ERPs, data warehouses, data marts, and other systems and databases used throughout campus. For years, these data sources were, in fact, on campus (aka, the client, on...
NCAA Compliance: Using Data to Help Keep Student Athletes Eligible

NCAA Compliance: Using Data to Help Keep Student Athletes Eligible

NCAA Compliance offices are crucial groups, dedicated to ensuring an institution’s compliance with NCAA regulations. They are tasked with applying those regulations to many areas, such as academic eligibility, financial aid, recruiting, personnel, and competition. As...
What Do National Rankings Mean to Colleges & Universities Anyway?

What Do National Rankings Mean to Colleges & Universities Anyway?

Every year, millions of high school students are faced with a decision that will shape the course of their lives. This decision will influence many things, such as their careers, earning potential, hobbies, and even their circle of friends. To many, it’s one of the...
When IPEDS Surveys Reveal New Data and Lead to Tough Choices

When IPEDS Surveys Reveal New Data and Lead to Tough Choices

It’s time to complete your IPEDS survey. It’s a complex, daunting task. The Department of Education wants to get a clear picture of your Title IV compliance. And you want to give information that secures federal funding for your institution. While you know...
Best Practices for Building Tables (Simple, Pivot, and Otherwise)

Best Practices for Building Tables (Simple, Pivot, and Otherwise)

You’re tasked with creating a report for a set of data. The goal is to create a report your audience can quickly and easily understand, so they can use it to make key business decisions. You look at the data and see that it contains rows and rows of information. What...
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