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Beyond software: bringing more to our customer implementations

Posted by Prue Beams on February 21, 2019

Partnering with institutions to deliver successful IT change programmes means more to Tribal than supplying the software. Tribal provides the right solutions and thought leadership to ensure your programme is successful and is the only partner that has a full delivery methodology toolkit covering:

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Topics: Higher Education

Ensuring success: Insights into rapid software implementations

Posted by Prue Beams on February 18, 2019

Thankfully, gone are the days of five-year Student Information System (SIS) implementations.  The drive for competitive advantage, and the need for faster benefit realisation, means there is a growing trend of customers demanding a more rapid and agile approach to both software development and project delivery.

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Topics: Higher Education

Smarter learning – how data analytics is shaking up the education sector

Posted by Liam Banks on February 14, 2019

It’s been dubbed ‘the new oil’ and businesses around the globe are scrambling to exploit the repositories of data in their keeping, in a bid to extract actionable insights that can give them an edge on the competition.

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Topics: Higher Education

Communicating more effectively with students? There's an app for that.

Posted by Liam Banks on February 11, 2019

Students who feel engaged with their courses and institutions are more likely to succeed and less likely to drop out; key considerations for providers in Australasia’s competitive vocational and higher education sector.

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Topics: Further Education, Higher Education

Empowering Education: For anyone who wants to try

Posted by Lauren Hancox on February 7, 2019

They say a picture can paint a thousand words…. But how many words can a 60 second video paint? Just shy of around two million if you read the research. This, combined with living in such an attention deficit economy, we decided that the way to demonstrate the power of our brand was to show it. To show the different ways that our customers' 'customers' engage with education, all over the world.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years, Skills, Training and Employability, Further Education, Higher Education

Tribal HE evening: The five-minute interview

Posted by Daniel Barrass on January 7, 2019

Tribal recently held an evening of wide-ranging discussion and opinion on the state of higher education.  This included a contirbutions on how the policy framework and rapid technological change interact with each other; increasing participation levels over time; investment in the student experience; and fax machines!   

Based on the many challenges we face as a sector, we asked four colleagues for their thoughts on what higher education will look like in the future.

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Topics: Higher Education

What’s stopping UK education leaders moving to the cloud?

Posted by Mat Kirby on December 3, 2018

As cloud spend in UK education is tipped to hit £125m by 2020/21, what are the reasons some leaders might not be quite so quick to jump on the adoption curve?

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Top drivers for UK education cloud adoption

Posted by Mat Kirby on November 26, 2018

With cloud spending within UK education predicted to increase to £125m by 2020/21 some might be forgiven for thinking that moving to the cloud is an objective in itself. Fortunately, education leaders are seeing beyond the technological implementation side of things and focusing on the outcomes cloud brings about. And certainly, in UK education, there are 3 key strategic areas leaders are looking to address through cloud – flexibility/scalability, cost effectiveness/reduced capital expenditure, and efficiency/agility, which account for 68% of the drivers for cloud adoption [1].

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Topics: Further Education, Higher Education

Four catalysts causing the ranks of cloud adopters in UK education to swell

Posted by Mat Kirby on November 22, 2018

Challenging the status quo is a fairly common practice for leaders in any sector, but one area that has remained relatively unchallenged in education is that of how traditionally back-office systems are deployed. Despite advances in cloud-based technology, on-premise has remained the dominant option, especially for student information systems. However, between 2015/16 and 2020/21 academic years, cloud spending within UK education is predicted to increase by nearly 70% from £74M to £125M [1] as leaders look to the cloud to help tackle their strategic challenges.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Global Education Market Survey: 2018 review

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on November 12, 2018

2017 was a year full of changes for education, from the way we think about delivering education, how we ensure quality and stay compliant, to how we can continue to not just match, but exceed student expectations. So, at the end of 2017 we surveyed the market to understand the real challenges and issues people working in education face.

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Topics: Further Education, Higher Education, Schools & Early Years, Skills, Training and Employability