World-Class Graduate Education and Research

Software-defined networking, Wi-Fi, and mobile for teaching and learning.

GUEST COLUMN | by Naveed Husain

CREDIT Teachers College imageLike many leading graduate schools, the faculty and students at Teachers College, Columbia University, hold IT to the highest standards for supporting their learning and research needs. Technology needs to flow like electricity or water throughout the institution without friction. Teachers College has a 125-year history of preparing the next generation of educators and civil leaders, contributing significantly to education-related research and policy and shaping the future of education throughout the world.

Approximately two years ago, the College decided to make a significant investment in technology to meet current demands and prepare a secure and reliable foundation for onsite and new online certificate and degree programs. Our legacy wireless and wired infrastructure was not providing enough coverage, bandwidth, reliability or security. End-user wired port utilization in classrooms and research areas had fallen to near zero while the…

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Allow Users of the Same Group the Ability to Delete Each Other’s Records

Jenwlee's Salesforce Blog

In a public read/write sharing model, if a user can view the record and has delete permissions for the object, the user can delete the record. However, what if the company’s business model allows for the ability to read/write but they only want certain users to delete each other’s records, not everyone?

Or, your company has a private sharing model. While a user may have read/write ability to the record via sharing rules, the user cannot delete the someone else’s record unless the user is the record owner, the manager of the owner or you have Modify All permissions for the object or Modify All Data system permissions.

Bear with me. I’m going to get on my soapbox for a couple of minutes…

We should really avoid granting Modify All for the object, and only grant those “super powers” to those selected users in your Salesforce org, such as your…

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Want to Drive On-Campus Visits?

Time to elevate your student relationship management game.

GUEST COLUMN | by Jennifer Wiles

CREDIT G:O DigitalIt’s all set up to impress: the perfectly manicured lawn bustling with student activity. The state of the art gym. The recently renovated dorms. College campuses are some of the most beautiful pieces of real estate in the country, and touring one is a massively important moment for interested students.

As many as 31 percent of students make a decision on a university based on a campus visit. Colleges are spending big money on digital lead generation, but if it’s not leading to sandals touching the quad, it’s not likely converting into an enrollment.

Facebook ads are a new phenomenon within the education sector, and they’re leading to campus visits and conversions.

Here are three keys ideas to keep in mind when developing a marketing strategy to get prospective students to your campus.

Meet students where…

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5 strengths of the older worker

Things Career Related

The intern

As seen through the eyes of The Intern.

I’ve always been a big fan of Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, so when I was searching for a movie to watch on TV, I settled on “The Intern.” Admittedly I thought this might be lame movie.

I mean I hadn’t heard anything about the movie, not even from my daughter who sees every movie released in theaters. So I thought, what the hell. It’s worth a try.

But I was pleasantly surprised. The premise of the movie is that a very successful clothing Internet business launches an intern program for older workers. De Niro applies, wins the internship, and is assigned to Hathaway, the founder of the company.

At first, it’s not a good match, as Hathaway clearly demonstrates her biases against older workers. And honestly, I’m not sure De Niro is going to work out. I mean the…

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One of the most powerful, yet least used features of Salesforce : Email To Salesforce


Well, this is an out-of-the-box functionality that salesforce provides, in case you have not heard about it before.

This functionality allows you to capture the emails that you send from third party email clients and store them on your salesforce orgs as Activity records associated against the Contacts or Leads. So, how does this functionality work ? I will walk you through configuring up the functionality in this post.

Before we begin, where do you think this functionality might help you ?

If you are working in an enterprise and if you have all the people that you interact with on a daily basis, stored as either contacts or leads in your salesforce org, then this feature will record all the email communications that happen between you and your contacts. So suppose you send an email to person A with email id as “” with BCC to an email id…

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Cloud Technology Can Lift the Fog Over Higher Education


This post was originally published by The Chronicle of Higher Education and written by Gordon Freedman.  It appears here with the author’s permission. Gordon is president of the nonprofit National Laboratory for Education Transformation. Mr. Freedman previously served as vice president for global education strategy at Blackboard.

By Gordon Freedman

Featured Image -- 2498We are now more than a decade into the 21st century. Much has changed in terms of how we use online and mobile technology to interact with one another, learn about world events, look up facts, or share who we are with everyone else online. However, for all the innovations that new technologies have brought to consumer affairs, business, entertainment, and government, one sector of society—education—remains stubbornly planted in the 20th century.

Our colleges and schools continue to operate in a highly rigid world driven by a precise sense of time, a concrete place, a fixed set of roles…

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Fresh Take On The Skills Gap

GREAT POST by Lisa Tenorio (@lisa10orio) of @salesforce

Students and jobseekers ‘skilling up’ with flexible bootcamps.

GUEST COLUMN | by Lisa Tenorio

Dev BootcampFor recent college graduates, the task of finding a job, particularly one that’s in their desired area, is a daunting one. But in today’s digital economy, new job hunters are facing an uphill battle – even with college degrees and solid work experience on their resume. In 2015, underemployment for young college grads reached a staggering 45 percent. In today’s competitive job market, job seekers need more than just a college degree to set them apart. Many companies look for students with specific certifications or trainings, such as Google AdWords. In fact,  the gap that results from job seekers’ credentials and experience not meeting company’s wants and needs is draining $1.3 trillion from the U.S. economy per year.

In fact, 21 percent of employers today do not feel that colleges are doing enough to prepare students…

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