Introducing MyEdulife … a new way to leverage data in Higher Education.
Lasy year, Mark Mooney, John Principato, and Patrick Hidalgo met with me and shared their excitement about MyEdulife, a 2010Â start up software and services firm focused on providing data governance, social networking, and life-long educational learning services to the education market. They discussed a variety ofÂ goals and objectives for the company's offerings, and I found myselfÂ both intrigued andÂ impressed.
Last week, MyEdulife released a video providing an overview of their data cleansing and governance functionality (it'sÂ postedÂ inÂ the upper right-hand corner ofÂ this site). As you'll see, the MyEdulife suite of software and services positions educational institutions to bring together and leverage the data in theirÂ information systems in a powerful new way.
In my role as CIO at The College of Westchester, I appreciate the challenges that come with having a great dealÂ of student data in our systems and the difficulty of accessing and managingÂ it effectively and efficiently. MyEdulife's offeringsÂ enableÂ educational institutions toÂ aggregate andÂ reviewÂ data across all departments, and start to really useÂ it to inform decision making and planning.Â These tools also facilitate cleansing and de-duplication of data, and otherÂ capabilities that canÂ yield improved dataÂ governance.
If, like manyÂ otherÂ colleges and universities, you are faced with silos of data in departments thatÂ have evolved their own informationÂ resources and tools, then MyEdulifeÂ offers anÂ unprecedented opportunity toÂ tie this data together and make it a powerful resource for yourÂ institution.
To paraphrase Mark Mooney's comments in the video … if you don't take advantage of the data you own, you should realize that you are probably competing with organizations that are, and you are likely to be losing ground to them and losing opportunities.
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