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A Portrait of the Enterprise Software User in the Education Industry
Educational institutions are being driven by new technologies and changing student demographics to dramatically change the way they deliver their services. And

education article  Software User in the Education Industry This article concerns an area that interests me greatly—the education industry, sometimes referred to as the educational services industry. As a part-time graduate student, and having returned to university almost a decade after the completion of my undergraduate degree, I have witnessed major changes in the education industry. The emergence of new technologies and changing student demographics are driving dramatic changes in the way educational institutions

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