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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Datatel Opens the 29th Annual Users’ Group DUG Conference, to include an executive forum and nearly 300 sessions. Datatel also will present Partners in Excellence Awards and recognize 20-year clients.
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Datatel Opens 29th Annual Users’ Group Conference More than 1,700 attendees to participate in nearly 300 sessions March 07, 2011 09:03 AM Eastern Time NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Datatel today announced the start of the 29th Annual Datatel Users’ Group (DUG) National Conference and Expo at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, DC. DUG attendees will come from 359 higher education institutions representing more than 2.6 million students. The conference theme this year is “Be Inspired,” with the goal of encouraging attendees to leverage ideas shared at the conference to become catalysts for change on their campuses. Over 200 Datatel customers will present their experiences in realizing dramatic results using Datatel solutions including Recruiter, Portal, Intelligent Learning Platform, Reporting and Operating Analytics, and Colleague. They will discuss how these products help them to recruit and retain students while reducing costs by automating administrative tasks. The three-day conference is preceded by a day-long executive forum where CIOs and senior leaders from nearly 150 progressive institutions will hear strategic presentations about technology direction from industry thought leaders and Datatel experts. On Tuesday, Oklahoma City Community College and Olivet Nazarene University will be recognized with the 2011 Partners in Excellence Awards. Datatel clients qualify for this award by demonstrating exemplary collaboration and a commitment to excellence in higher education. Award criteria include active participation in the Datatel client community and sharing of best practices; innovative IT practices with Datatel products; active involvement in the advancement of higher education issues; and leadership in providing quality services for faculty, staff, and students. Another notable event at DUG will be recognition of Datatel’s most loyal customers. This year, Datatel will recognize 23 institutions who have achieved their 20-year customer anniversary, and two who have reached 30 years. Datatel now counts 122 higher education institutions who have been clients for more than 20 years. “We are honored that so many customers have placed their trust in Datatel for so many years,” said Datatel President and CEO John Speer III. “This vibrant conference is testament to the value of our client community sharing best practices with each other and getting the most out of their Datatel investment.” Conference attendees and other interested parties can learn more about DUG at conference.datatel-users.org and can follow conference updates at Twitter #DUGConf. Conference session details and other information are also available for smartphones and iPod touches using the “DUG 2011” app, downloadable from the Apple, Blackberry, and Android app stores. About Datatel, Inc. Datatel is a provider of innovative technology products, services, and insight to higher education. Colleges, universities, and technical schools across North America partner with Datatel to build Strategic Academic Enterprises dedicated to achieving student success. The company has focused on higher education since 1979. For more information, visit www.datatel.com. ©2011 Datatel, Inc. All rights reserved. Datatel, Datatel Recruiter, and Colleague are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Datatel, Inc. All other names, products, and services mentioned are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Contacts Datatel, Inc. Robert Martin, 703-261-2420 email@example.com Permalink: http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20110307005384/en/datatel/higher-education/Users%E2%80% 99-Group-Conference
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