LONDON, November 5, 2010 — SunGard Higher Education, a global provider of education software and services, and Jadu, a global leader of Web transactional systems, are working together to help make it easier for universities in the UK to manage their vast Web properties and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. A strong Web presence is becoming increasingly important for maintaining a University’s reputation, research and teaching quality. The online experience is becoming fundamental to student service and recruitment, helping to attract quality local and international prospects as well as to improve engagement with current students and staff. At the same time, higher education institutions are facing shrinking budgets and increasing demands, which intensify the need to optimise resources and consolidate services. Jadu’s Content Management Suite combined with SunGard Higher Education’s digital cam pus solutions will provide institutions with more options to help reduce the burden on IT staff and improve the quality and quantity of Web content. By controlling Web content on both internal and external sites, Universities can deliver a more consistent user experience that helps them assert and reinforce their values and mission.
“The Web is the place where efficiencies are made, providing the opportunity for institutions to generate modern engagement models,” said Richard Friend, global business manager at Jadu. The planned austerity cuts will elevate the importance of Web content management in higher education, providing a way forward for those seeking to manage and respond effectively to key constituents.”
“Through our Open Digital Campus strategy, we are providing institutions with more flexibility to help shape how technology meets their evolving needs,” said Richard Forrest, general manager, international business and product development, SunGard Higher Education. “Keeping Web information consistent, relevant, accurate, and timely can present a significant challenge. We are pleased to collaborate with Jadu to provide our UK customers with more options that help address this challenge and improve institutional performance.”
Jadu is a leading global provider of web transactional systems, specialising in the design and development of enterprise wide websites, intranets and extranets. Jadu powers hundreds of government and private sector organisations across the world and is a leading innovator in providing customers with the tools needed to simplify and empower the web publishing and management process. Jadu's underpinning semantic-web strategy is "to make content accessible to humans and machines". This is delivered by Jadu’s innovative web transactional solutions that enable customers to organise, manage and publish their information across the enterprise.
Jadu empowers organisations and users to generate a maximum return on their investment (ROI) in web technologies. Innovation is a key driver in the ground breaking functionality delivered by Jadu solutions which include - integrated online forms, mash up page design, integrated Google search, personalisation, full statistical reporting, standards compliance, accessibility compliance, product and catalogue management, along with a host of other web productivity tools and unparalleled support service. Jadu was established in 2001 and has been implemented for hundreds of private and public sector organisations across the UK since its first major implementation for BERR in 2002.
Further information on Jadu can be found at: http://www.jadu.co.uk
About SunGard Higher Education
SunGard Higher Education serves colleges, universities and foundations in 40 countries worldwide. Through its Open Digital Campus strategy, SunGard collaborates with the higher education community and provides software and services to help institutions find better ways to teach, learn, manage and connect. http://sungardhe.com
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves 25,000 customers in 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 380 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. For more information, please visit http://www.sungard.com.
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