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Kuali Summary Financials

The Numbers Don’t Lie

The transition from Kuali to Kualico has been a rough ride for all involved. Out of control and utter failure some might say. The process has eroded the reputation of open source in education and declining memberships and revenues have pushed the once passionate Kuali community to the edge of …

Kent's open source dream

Commercial Kuali: Is Their New Path the Right Path?

Community-source software is only as successful as the community that builds it. -Kuali Foundation Website In a previous post I stated that one of the strengths of Kuali was its commercial support model in conjunction with its community. At that time, I wrote that an engaged, enthusiastic community of members …

Kuali Questions Continue at Educause

It’s been a little over a month since the Kuali Foundation announced the formation of a for-profit Kuali entity. My reflection upon all the conversation flying about regarding the new Kuali commercial company was renewed this past week during Educause 2014.   Educause is the premier higher education technology conference held …

My Beehives

The Evolving Kuali Narrative

In terms of processing all that is occurring in the Kuali Software world right now, I have had to sit down and look at many different perspectives. As a fan of this community, it is somewhat difficult to reconcile that the Kuali foundation, which has touted the advantages of not …

Why did I become a fan of Open Source

It was 8 or 9 years ago as the CTO of a small rural institution that I began implementing open source solutions for the enterprise. I had always been frustrated that many innovative technologies were out of the financial reach of my institution but the demands for services were continually …

Digium D70 phone

Digium Switchvox Phone System Deployment at Casper College

Introduction Definition:   VoIP is short for Voice over Internet Protocol, which a category of hardware and software enabling people to use the Internet as the transmission medium for telephone calls rather than by traditional circuit transmissions of the public switched telephone network PSTN. VoIP deployments for institutions the size of …

An amazing trend

Why Higher Ed must change and how IT can help

There are truly monster sized challenges in effectively delivering quality technology services in higher education. The size of the monsters small schools are facing are smaller than the larger institutions, but proportionally the threat is the same.  We  really need each other and we need options…and we need to understand …