CMS Overview: OmniUpdate’s OU Campus

A few weeks ago, my coworker Aaron Blau and I attended the OmniUpdate User Training Conference in San Diego, California, where he gave an awesome presentation on web governance, and I got to learn more about their OU Campus CMS (content management system) from an end user’s perspective. Although OU Campus is a complete solution for a CMS,…

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March Madness and Application Gladness

When asked to assess an institution’s application trends or conduct a recruitment audit here at Stamats, we take into account as many data points as possible. But there are simply some variables that can’t be accounted for, and this time of year is often a reminder of one of them: the effect of a run in the March Madness tournament.

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Ready, Fire, Aim?

Over the course of my career, I’ve worked with hundreds of colleges and universities. They all fall somewhere on a continuum between what has begun to feel like two polar opposite cultures. The difference between the two poles is palpable after just a couple of hours listening to the campus buzz. And the disposition and…

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What Is the Best CMS for My University?

Whenever I finish a website presentation, clients often ask for a content management system (CMS) recommendation. They might as well also ask me what is the best car to drive, or which range oven will make their house look great? My answers, respectively, are Drupal, Tesla, and Miele. If that sounds simplistic, that’s because I…

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