Chris Hartigan

VP, Higher Education and Verticals
Acquia, Inc.

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Posted on Dienstag, 9. September 2014, 13:19 Uhr EDT
Drupal is used to run some of the largest web sites at some of the largest universities in the world. Massive institutions like University of Minnesota (64,000 students), Ohio State University (65,000 students), Austin Community College (70,000 Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 21. Mai 2014, 09:37 Uhr EDT
Being in the cloud business we often hear the phrase, “don’t let your best day be your worst day.” It’s certainly a risk that any school that hosts it’s own websites faces. A couple of weeks ago an elite, very well known school in the Northeast had Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 13. Mai 2014, 12:12 Uhr EDT
Higher Education institutions rely on their websites to tell their story through rich and engaging digital experiences. In this rapid age of innovation, it is imperative that educational establishments are able to attract and enroll the best Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 10. März 2014, 09:06 Uhr EDT
While colleges and universities are not ecommerce businesses they still do a great deal of ecommerce. From online bill payments for class registration, to payments for fines, infractions and permits, to dining plans and other related student Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 24. Februar 2014, 16:46 Uhr EST
Web accessibility in higher education is not a new topic. For over 15 years most institutions have been working to insure that their web accessibility adheres to the standards and protocols set forth in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998 Mehr...
Posted on Donnerstag, 2. Januar 2014, 08:40 Uhr EST
Malcolm Gladwell’s 2000 best seller The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference describes how certain “ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread like viruses” throughout our society and how they take hold and transform Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 16. December 2013, 15:18 Uhr EST
My position on MOOCs is a confused one. I believe that the current higher education model in the United States, with its high costs and questionable outcomes, is unsustainable. But at the same time I recognize that the industry has been criticized Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 10. December 2013, 13:50 Uhr EST
Acquia CMO Tom Wentworth’s recent post about the unimaginative use of stale FUD by proprietary CMS vendors who try to spook buyers away from open source content management systems was spot on. Not only does this negative message cast doubt on the Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 23. Oktober 2013, 10:09 Uhr EDT
IES Abroad is one of the largest and most notable operators of study abroad programs in the world. I recently had the opportunity to talk with Richard Bartecki, EVP of Marketing, to better understand how their Drupal strategy is helping support Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 25. September 2013, 09:23 Uhr EDT
Georgia Tech’s new website is fantastic. Engaging, clean, informative, it really helps tell the impressive and dynamic story of who Georgia Tech is, where the school has been and where it is going. Granted the previous site wasn’t all that Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 18. September 2013, 09:08 Uhr EDT
Over the past several weeks I’ve had more conversations with schools about alumni sites and alumni portals than I can even count. Big schools and small, public and private, are exploring and evaluating options for their next (or in some cases, Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 4. September 2013, 16:17 Uhr EDT
At our higher education Meetup last week in Atlanta (http://higheredmeetupatlanta.drupalgardens.com/#), Savannah College of Art and Design (our host school) presented their new Drupal web site and talked about how it’s impacting their overall Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 20. August 2013, 13:33 Uhr EDT
Higher education IT organizations today face two major challenges: They must manage through day-to-day hurdles while also preparing for the technology challenges – and opportunities – of tomorrow. At our EDU Meetup earlier this month in Washington Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 5. August 2013, 15:01 Uhr EDT
I was a little surprised at how dominant the topic of responsive design was at last week’s EduWeb Conference in Boston. By all accounts, it was a great conference. A wide breadth of institutions provided many perspectives and the quality of the Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 16. Juli 2013, 13:47 Uhr EDT
I remember being at Gartner Symposium in Orlando years ago and sitting in one of Mike Zastrocky’s presentations and listening him talk about the issue of an aging IT demographic bearing down on colleges and universities. Mike’s warning was meant to Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 10. Juni 2013, 12:36 Uhr EDT
Some schools talk about building online communities to foster collaboration and many schools just dream of it. But a few schools actually do it. Oxford University’s Said Business School (SBS), which recently launched its Global Opportunities & Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 4. Juni 2013, 07:46 Uhr EDT
Acquia’s Higher Education Meetup at DrupalCon was a success, but don’t just take our word for it. Scott Lozier, Senior Drupal Developer at Bentley University, attended the Meetup and said afterwards, “I love hearing real stories from other Higher Mehr...
Posted on Donnerstag, 16. Mai 2013, 10:33 Uhr EDT
Nearly 20% of the registered attendees at next week’s DrupalCon are from higher education institutions. Will you be one of them? Drupal is having a major impact in higher education and based on the registration list alone it appears that the Mehr...