August, 2023 In this article, we will explain how we created a solution to simplify, improve, and automate the difficult task of articulating courses in the transfer application process from one (or more) colleges to another institution.
July, 2023 Over the last two decades, organizations have collected staggering amounts of data and are now moving on from asking “Do we have all the data we need?” to “How can we manage and leverage this data to serve our needs?” To navigate these modern data challenges, organizations are finding the need for data governance.
May, 2023 One of the more fascinating areas I encounter with clients is the approach to managing costs when using Amazon Web Services (AWS). I’ve worked with clients across the entire spectrum, ranging from what appears to be unlimited spending down to controlling expenses with an iron fist.
May, 2023 As data management techniques mature, we've seen corresponding growth in the array of tools and architectures available for securely storing, effectively governing, and thoroughly analyzing enterprise datasets. Over the past several years, those architectural options have coalesced around three commonly encountered styles: Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, and Data Lakehouses.
March, 2023 While working with one of my friends, he asked that we go over upgrading uPortal between minor versions. He has done it before, so this was more of a refresher, though he needs to teach his back up soon. I offered to write the instructions in a narrative to pass along. We thought it would make for an excellent chance to share the process in a blog, so here it is!
March, 2023 Over the past decade, a significant focus has been placed on effectively collecting and accessing data. While bringing data into a central location and making it readily available is crucial for establishing a data-driven culture, the true value lies in enabling users, particularly non-technical individuals, to easily search and discover relevant data that can be applied to their specific department.
February, 2023 Your data warehouse is set up. Your data is being cleaned according to your carefully thought out design. You have governance agreements in place with all the key stakeholders. Your systems integrations are complete. Your jobs are running as planned and scheduled. You have started to produce business intelligence reports and dashboards and everything looks great.
January, 2023 uPortal is an open source project used by many institutions to deliver personalized views to students, faculty, and staff with links out to supporting services. This article will tell you about the Log4j issue that hit the IT industry in late 2021 and how to replace Log4j with the more secure logging library, SLF4J.
November, 2022 The Shibboleth Identity Provider (IdP) V4.x release introduced a new concept to the IdP, called the Attribute Registry. This new approach to managing how the IdP encodes (or decodes) attributes is described in this Shib IdP Wiki page. It also has a key role if you are using the Attribute Consent feature of the IdP to ask your users if they are ok with various attributes being released to a service.
November, 2022 I could hear them approaching, but the music was so faint that I thought it was being piped in over the speakers. As it got louder, eyes in the room started to find the entry doors to the conference room.