How Do Higher Education Systems Manage Their IT Infrastructure?

College and university systems comprised of multiple institutions face many IT challenges due to their complex organizational structures and breadth of users. Often, sharing systemwide services to reduce costs and minimize complexity is at odds with the need to maintain control and prohibit visibility of individual institutional resources.

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Why Your Institution's Community is the Greatest Ransomware Threat

Cybersecurity experts have long touted that “the traditional perimeter is dead” and have advocated for a zero-trust and identity-centric approach to security. However, if your identities are the most important element of a modern cybersecurity program, it is an unfortunate, but real truth that they are also the biggest threat to your systems.

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What is a Digital Identity and How Does it Impact Education?

Education is at the cusp of an evolutionary period of digital transformation.


The COVID-19 pandemic spotlighted the challenge school districts, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions face in delivering continuity of learning for each student, regardless of their environment.

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The Changing Topography of Higher Education: Adult Learners

Colleges and universities have a historical significance in this country. Institutions such as Harvard, Georgetown, and the College of William and Mary date back to our American Colonial Era. Fast forward to 2021, these schools, along with so many others, continue to flourish with their own unique traditions and instructional underpinnings.

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The Role of Open Communication in Educational Digital Ecosystems

"Hello, this is the technology office; how can I help you?”

“Well, my school ordered this new software, and we can’t seem to make it work on our computers. Can you help?”

Sound familiar? If you’ve worked in technology in a school system within the last 15 years, you have probably experienced this exact situation.

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New Research: K-12 Districts Must Face the Mounting Cybersecurity Challenges

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many K-12 educational institutions are using remote or hybrid learning models. This growing digital footprint has created a prime opportunity for malicious actors to take advantage of districts’ increased reliance on digital tools. 

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K-12 Education Funding: How Will You Use Your ESSER Fund?

Seemingly overnight, the entire face of K-12 education completely shifted. Due to COVID-19, schools were forced to rethink how to deliver education in a new digital format. The majority of districts did not have a 1:1 program in place, meaning new devices had to be made available and issued to individual students without funding, training, or time for planning.

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Bob Got Hit By a Bus: Overcoming IT Challenges in Higher Education

Sometimes complex problems require complex solutions. And sometimes those complex solutions cause even more complex problems. However, this cycle can be eliminated altogether by adhering to the one cardinal rule that we all learned in grade school: show your work!

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We’ve Partnered with Clever to Launch Clever IDM Enterprise by RapidIdentity!

I am thrilled to announce that Identity Automation has partnered with Clever, the most widely used digital learning platform in K-12 schools nationwide, to launch: Clever Identity Management (IDM) Enterprise by RapidIdentity.

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“Online Learning” vs. “Pandemic Learning”: The Role of Identity in K-12

2020 for K-12 districts was anything but standard— so how do we define the education model that occurred in this uncharted territory? 

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