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  • Blog Post: Hear University of Canberra speaking about 'Automating the Annual Report' at the CALUMO user group

    Next week there’s an open invitation from CALUMO to attend one of their Club CALUMO meetings, in either Sydney or Melbourne. The events are run like a user group, and for the last year they’ve thrown open the doors to non-users, giving people a chance to learn about how their Business Intelligence system...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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’...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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