IT Solutions Blog

The next steps to improve higher education technology

by Emily Schilling 28 February 2020

The Education Strategy Forum is an invitation-only meeting which brings together leaders within the higher education industry, alongside government representatives, policy makers and solutions providers – such as Crimson. The event was held on the 25th and 26th February, where they discussed the research report they produced, which is based on information obtained from delegates. The delegates are made up of 241 individuals from UK higher education institutions, including 17 Vice-Chancellors and C-Suite, 95 Directors, 84 Heads of Department and 45 members of Senior Management. They were interviewed over the phone and face-to-face, when they discussed trends and issues that are currently being tackled by university leaders. The report discusses the main findings of the research – student experience and engagement, data analytics, transformed learning, and the student journey – as well as discussing spending power, initiatives and investments.

Topics: Digital Transformation, information security, higher-education, education

What your CRM data analytics can tell you about your students…

by Mark Britton 16 September 2019

Topics: higher-education, student information systems, information technology strategy, student journey

UCAS clearing 2019 and what it means for Higher Education.

by Mark Britton 16 September 2019

Topics: higher-education, student journey

How to prevent your university course from crash and burn

by Mark Britton 19 July 2019

There’s never enough hours in the day.

Topics: data insights, higher-education, student information systems, IT strategy, information technology strategy, student journey

Is your university software ready for Generation C?

by Mark Britton 4 July 2019

Millennials are so last year. There’s a new generation hitting the social scene – Generation C. However, quite unlike most demographic cohorts, this one does not fall into a particular age demographic. Instead, it’s a term used to describe a new generation of people who have one thing in common: they’re digital natives and exceptionally tech-savvy. Furthermore, anybody can join the Generation C community, as long as they are digitally connected and a follower of Web 2.0.

Topics: CRM, microsoft dynamics 365, higher-education, student information systems

Why intellectual property should be a key factor in IT procurement decisions for universities

by Mark Britton 11 March 2019

Faced with the many different pressures that an increasingly interconnected world relying on data and digital systems involves, it’s no wonder that today’s universities are facing many IT challenges.

With this in mind, any system needs to be fit for purpose to deal with these increasing demands, and the capability to adapt to those of the future. And this is precisely why universities investing in what they believe to be the latest in technology need to be aware of the issues surrounding intellectual property (IP).

Topics: higher-education

Why universities need a technology compass to navigate the student journey

by Mark Britton 17 January 2019

The Education Strategy Forum’s Trends Report is out and, as many of our customers are within the higher education sphere, we’ve been incredibly interested to read the latest survey findings.

Topics: higher-education, student information systems

Your Guide to Student Information System Software for Higher Education Institutes

by Mark Britton 2 January 2019

Who’d have thought we’d live in a time when some universities are rumoured to be close to bankruptcy? With growing competition within the UK’s Higher Education sector, demand continues to grow for robust and feature-rich student information systems that can help attract and retain increasingly fastidious students.

Topics: higher-education, student information systems

Univertisty diversity: why higher education institutions are missing a trick with the diversity dilemma

by Mark Britton 26 October 2018

Diversity within the world of education is a hot topic right now and will most probably continue to be for the foreseeable future.

Topics: higher-education

The university recruitment and admissions process – how to get it right

by Mark Britton 25 October 2018

Changes to higher education funding are forcing universities to compete in a cut-throat global market where competition levels show now sign of letting up anytime soon.

Topics: Digital Transformation, microsoft dynamics 365, higher-education