I Was Just Thinking…

Tag: Open Source

  • 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 being just another failed IT […]

  • Austin we have a problem: University of Maryland drops financial support for Kuali Student project

    Austin we have a problem: University of Maryland drops financial support for Kuali Student project

    Some things are too coincidental to be a coincidence.                                                                            -Yogi Berra I received an message the other day […]

  • Everyone Hates Their ERP except the Kuali Community…at least for now

    A question begets a question, which begets a question, thus I will  follow up from my last post with a few thoughts and a few more questions I have seen via various channels such as Twitter and blogs.   I have observed the Kuali Community for years now, using both Jenzabar and Ellucian’s Colleague, while […]

  • 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 every fall and conversations during […]

  • Do you want to party with your ERP like it’s 1998?

    I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if I go astray -Prince On January 20, 1998 I was sitting in an auditorium at Oklahoma City Community College (OKCCC) mulling over a brand new ERP system for higher education. I’ve thought about that meeting several times over the years and thought it might be […]

  • KualiCo, The Kuali Community, and Other People’s Money

    After posting recent blogs on the formation of KualiCo, I have been contacted by many people on both sides of the KualiCo/ discussion.  I think I would rather be in a pair of waders in the North Platte River than wading back into the Kuali conversation of the last couple months, however as mentioned […]

  • 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 being a commercial entity, is […]

  • 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 increasing.I do call this the […]

  • 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 Casper College (700ish phones) have […]

  • 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 Dragons.  Why do we need […]