The news as of the first coffee this morning, and the music is the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik:
Jenzabar, which sells software for higher education, and Peirce College, which serves adult students, have been named as finalists for the Learning Impact Recognition and Awards, facilitated by IMS Global Learning Consortium, for collaborating to redesign and expand the college's online learning community.
The portal functionality can be extended across the campus community via a full suite of optional Constituent Relationship Modules (Jenzabar CRMs).
The Learning Impact program was initiated by the Consortium for the purpose of "recognizing outstanding applications of technology that address the most significant challenges facing the global education and learning industries."
The final judging for the awards will take place on May 12, 2008, at the Learning Impact Conference in Austin, Texas.
Peirce College set an institutional goal to implement a 24x7x365 Web portal to increase accessibility and services to students, faculty, staff, and others. The College uses JICS to provide all students, regardless of location or time of day, access to most services offered during the business day.
Peirce students now have single sign-on credentials to access physical and wireless networks as well as the Web portal, with seamless pass-through authentication to other online services at the College, including learning management systems, tutoring, and the library.
"Our goal was to use technology to enhance learning and services for faculty, staff, and students," says Christopher Duffy, Chief Information Officer at Peirce College.
So the NFL's all-time interception leader, Brett Favres decides to end the BrettWatch early this year and announce that he no longer intends to keep throwing season-killing picks for the Packers. As a Vikings fan I'm proud that we've contributed a healthy chunk of Favre's career interceptions, and upset because we used to routinely kick his butt, and without Favre the Packers might be able to beat Minnesota.
Halifax, Nova Scotia-based CRM SaaS vendor Salesboom.com has announced the implementation of their Salesforce.com Enticement Program, designed, according to Salesboom officials, for "displeased Salesforce.com customers who are looking to migrate to another CRM provider."
Businesses who migrate to Salesboom.com On-Demand CRM Solutions will receive a $5,000 check and "a guaranteed lower annual rate than that of Salesforce.com." Some restrictions apply.
Salesboom.com's Enticement Program may be combined with existing promotions, for a limited time a company may migrate from Salesforce.com to Salesboom.com with no consulting fees and receive free data migration.
Glad you asked -- yes, in fact, Salesboom.com does have a specific tool designed for migrating data from Salesforce.com called the Migration Magic Button, designed for migrating a company's database, business processes and implementations from Salesforce.com to Salesboom.com with no data loss.
As described by Rami Hamodah, the President and Co-Founder of Salesboom.com, "the relationship between Salesboom.com and Salesforce.com is a one way street. Salesforce.com customers embark on their journey along this one way street and find themselves at our door.