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Gilfus Education Group Overview

Gilfus Education Group Overview



Leveraging our robust history in academic and administrative technologies and institutional planning we partner with today’s organizational and industry leaders to develop effective and lasting ...

Leveraging our robust history in academic and administrative technologies and institutional planning we partner with today’s organizational and industry leaders to develop effective and lasting improvements to education. Our expert consultants help organizations become better positioned to achieve strategic goals, compete for scarce resources, and plan for the future. With our flexible developmental consulting model and full service portfolio our team becomes your team. From strategic planning and transformational change to business intelligence, evaluation, assessment, selection, procurement, research, implementation, and IT management our experts work to meet the diverse needs of Higher Education, K12, Government and business organizations.



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    • Business, Management and Technical Consulting Services for Education and Government “ Unique tointhe Gilfus Education Group is its history, rooted the development and implementation of Administrative and Academic Systems. ”
    • About the Gilfus Education Group Based in Washington DC, the Gilfus Education Group provides management and technical consulting services for education and government organizations. By combing former individuals from the public sector with executive and technical expertise from industry, the Gilfus Education Group is helping transform the business of government and education. Unique to the Gilfus Education Group is its history rooted in the development of Administrative and Academic Systems. Some of the core management team where key individuals in developing and advancing capabilities in popular ERP systems and online learning technologies, (Peoplesoft and Blackboard) providing leadership and development expertise in integrating Administrative and Academic systems and developing and designing the infrastructures necessary to provide “Mission Critical” capabilities for both. Background and History The Gilfus Education Group has provided strategic advisory services to many government and academic institutions by characterizing the challenges and impacts of adoption for technology within government and education. The “Educational technology Framework” is foundational work created by our team to assist customers through the adoption process while considering the factors involved for institutional and organizational effectiveness. The Gilfus Education Group was founded in 2007 by Stephen Gilfus a founder of DC based Blackboard Inc. In 2007, Mr. Gilfus left Blackboard to create an independent organization to foster education and government technology innovation. Mr. Gilfus and the Gilfus Education Group team are passionate about education, government and technology. Although a relatively new company – founded in 2007 – Gilfus Education Group team members (50+) and its partners have been serving the industry in varying capacities since 1997 serving thousands of government organizations universities, colleges, schools, academic content providers, and education and technology companies in meeting their mission critical planning and technology needs. The group consists of individuals of the highest caliber talent and experience and the management team focuses on hiring exceptional team members with reputations as thought leaders in their respective industries. While much of our team focuses on direct advisory and implementations our leadership team focuses on developing processes, procedures and strategic thinking around shared services in education, institutional effectiveness, planning for change, enterprise education platforms, social learning and the promise of community. All of which can be accessed via our web site at http://www.gilfuseducationgroup.com. Building Capacity to Serve In late 2009, early 2010 the Gilfus Education Group and expanded its service offerings by hiring several of the most senior and respected consultants in the public sector consulting industry. Since that time the company has grown exponentially expanding service offerings and its customer base. Copyright 2010, Gilfus Education Group www.gilfuseducationgroup.com
    • At the intersection of Education, Technology and Business Our staff of experts offers independent consulting, technical implementation and industry research services to educational institutions, industry investors and the educational companies that serve them. In this capacity our team members have helped hundreds of prestigious institutions and businesses in the education space build vision and create high performance organizations. The Gilfus Education Group is often asked to provide thought leadership in the marketplace by developing visionary publications that educate the marketplace and assist in decision making. The Challenge Our world is changing. And today’s government and academic leaders are at the forefront of this evolution. In this new world, thought leadership and effective decision-making have never been more important. At the Gilfus Education Group we partner with organizational leaders to address today’s challenges in a secure, cost effective and academically sound fashion. Helping to cut through the “marchitecture” and social buzz of existing vendors to provide refreshing clarity for meaningful results. Working collaboratively we develop effective and lasting improvements to organizations. Whether we are guiding an organizations brand identity, assisting in the development of virtual or physical universities, developing new policies and procedures, realigning an organization to make it high performance, assessing the current state of IT, selecting new technologies, effectively supporting industry standards, building support infrastructures, integrating systems or supporting end users, the Gilfus Education Group is your partner through it all. In this capacity our team can provide complete business assessment and planning strategies, education branding and marketing programs, program management, operations services, and implementation and support services to state and local governments, not for profit and for profit higher education institutions, independent school districts and federal government agencies. We specialize in helping education organizations drive the value out of their education enterprise. Our Unique Qualifications • Our founder played a key role in the development and maturity of the online learning technology marketplace, new physical and virtual universities and their associated applications. • Our management team members and several of our consultants have spent the last 10 years developing the ERP marketplace in Education and Government. • The collective team has worked with thousands of organizations in education and government in meeting their business, marketing and enterprise technology needs. • All of our leadership team has at least 15 years of enterprise technology and consulting experience with expertise in public sector and education customer environments. • Our management team has played key roles in the development of industry standards working with the IMS Global Consortium, the Department of Defense and ADL Co-Labs. • Our team has helped create some of the largest integrated enterprise education systems using eLearning technologies, enterprise portals and ERP Systems, including eArmyu/ GOArmy and many white labeled publisher and educational products. Copyright 2010, Gilfus Education Group www.gilfuseducationgroup.com
    • Gilfus Education Group 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, 10th Floor Washington DC 20036 Office: 1.888.861.3375 Fax: 202-318-4328 Core Service Offerings Supported Vendor Applications Advisory Services Enterprise Resource Planning • Building 21st Century Capabilities • PeopleSoft/Oracle, eBusiness • Institutional Effectiveness and Research • SunGard • Organizational Planning • Datatel • Readiness and IT Assessments • Jenzabar • Vendor Selections • Campus Management • Security and Compliance Business Intelligence and Analytics Program Management • EPM • Program and Project Management • Hyperion & OBIEE • 3rd Party Oversight • ETL/Ascential • Independent Validation and Verification • iStrategies, eThority, Cognos • Organizational Transformation & • Microsoft Dynamics Change Management Academic Systems Technology Consulting Services • Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai • Implementations and Integrations • Sharepoint, Live@edu • Software and System Upgrades • uPortal, Liferay, Sharepoint • Training Services • Fedora, Equella, Drupal • Strategic Staffing and “Developmental Consulting” Infrastructure Services • Data Center Support, Managed Services • Identity Management & Security • Platform Migration Ask us about • Custom Development & Testing • Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence Shared Service Models Copyright 2010, Gilfus Education Group www.gilfuseducationgroup.com