TAFE funding cuts in Australia–what do you do next?

The latest state and national budgets are heaping the pressure on TAFE funding. And the media coverage that inevitably follows, like The Australian’s “TAFEs spell out job losses in meetings with government as feds up pressure against cuts”, is also pretty depressing too. CALUMO’s take on TAFE Funding challenges in Victoria Roger DalCastello from CALUMO…

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Forget ‘Business Intelligence’ and start thinking about solving a business problem

Yesterday, when I wrote about buying business systems for education, at the back of my mind were a number of business intelligence projects I’ve come across. What I’ve seen is that when a business intelligence project runs out of control, and starts to be ‘all things to all people’, it changes into the kind of…

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This week’s events - webcasts and in-person - 10-14 October 2011

There are two webcasts to know about this week – one education-specific one (the Tech Tuesday) and one general technical one, as well as an opportunity to join us for a meeting in Melbourne for universities and TAFEs, to learn more about the use of Business Intelligence (BU) in Education. All of the timings for…

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Next week’s Briefing event in Melbourne for Universities - Business Intelligence for Finance

A reminder that we’re co-hosting a free ‘Business Intelligence in Universities’ event in Melbourne on the morning of Wednesday 12th October, at our Freshwater Place offices. It will be a focused roundtable event, where you’ll be able to learn from the experiences of other universities, as well as the speakers from Microsoft and CALUMO. Senior…

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Business Intelligence in Universities - Briefing event co-hosted by Microsoft and CALUMO - 12 October

We’re co-hosting a free ‘Business Intelligence in Universities’ event in Melbourne on the morning of the 12th October, at our Freshwater Place offices. It will be a focused roundtable event, where you’ll be able to learn from the experiences of other universities, as well as the speakers from Microsoft and CALUMO. Senior executives from both…

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Calumo Business Intelligence for Universities

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote briefly about the universities who were using the Calumo Business Intelligence systems to improve their financial planning and modelling. In it, I quoted the Calumo figures for estimated cost savings for the universities – between $300,000 and $500,000 each. Calumo work across lots of different markets, including finance…

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Business Intelligence for Universities

Calumo, the people behind the Business Intelligence systems used by a range of universities and TAFEs, have just published more case study details for the users of their system, which allows universities to connect their finance data together, simplify presentation and access for their users, and move from lumbering islands of data to a fully…

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Calumo user group - an insight into Business Intelligence

Last Thursday evening I spent the evening at Calumo’s offices in North Sydney, at their Club Calumo user group meeting. After a period of relaxed conversation over pizza and drinks, we got down to the serious side of the evening – hearing some of the users talking about how they are using the Calumo systems…

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Student Load Planning and other Business Intelligence challenges

I had a meeting with Calumo today, to talk about Business Intelligence (aka BI) and its use in education. Calumo know a lot about this, as they’ve been providing BI systems across industries, and within education, for the last 14 years. In Australia, their system is used by a number of high profile universities to…

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