EdgeXchange

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This past spring, Edge launched EdgeXchange, a state-of-the-art online member community where members can engage with one another, deepen relationships, discover insight on improvements, and explore the latest product and service offerings. This community focuses on connecting members and giving…

Accelerating the Implementation of Advanced Technology Solutions

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One of Edge’s top goals is providing members with access to current advanced technologies at a lower cost—delivering optimum value to both public and private entities. EdgeMarket is a cooperative pricing system that delivers consortium purchasing agreements to its participants.…

Dr. Louis Manzione: Creating Pathways to Success

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The Role of Higher Education in New Jersey’s Talent Pipeline As president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of New Jersey (AICUNJ), Dr. Louis Manzione has a broad influence in establishing the advancement of independent colleges and universities.…

Helping Institutions Excel in an Age of Digital Transformation

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Nearly two years ago, Gregg Chottiner joined the Edge community as the Vice President for Technology Advancement and Chief Information Officer (CIO) with a mission to help progress technology initiatives across the state and region. His vast experience in technology…

New Jersey Alliance for Action

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Even during a pandemic as chaotic and catastrophic as COVID-19, the New Jersey Alliance for Action coordinates projects and helps their members navigate the disruptions while adhering to Governor Murphy’s stay-at-home orders. The Alliance for Action is also advocating for…

EdgeMarket Portal

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Streamlining the Procurement Process - EdgeMarket is designed to ease the burden of the procurement process for Edge members and reduce the time, effort, and cost often required to implement new technology . By procuring directly with Edge and their…

D2L’s Brightspace Delivers a Personalized Learning Platform to its Millions of Users

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Amidst the chaotic times of COVID-19, online learning platforms have been a lifesaver to families, college students, and home-bound employees wanting to continue learning or advance their skills from home. D2L, also referred to as Desire2Learn, is a global leader…

Edge Dynamic Solutions Portfolio

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In 2001 a vision was created and funded by the New Jersey Presidents Council of Higher Education that established a high-performance network to support statewide research, education, and economic development. Twenty years later, that vision has resulted in Edge (NJ…

Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod Engages all Aspects of Education

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Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod has spent his entire educational career helping those around him succeed. The current Executive Director of the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) first started on the front lines as a special education teacher working with…

Introducing EdgeConnectNJ

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In 2001 a vision was created and funded by the New Jersey Presidents Council of Higher Education that established a high-performance network to support statewide research, education, and economic development. Twenty years later, that vision has resulted in Edge (NJ…

The Quilt Regional Networking in Support of Research and Education

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Research and Education Networks, or R&E Networks, are the ultimate facilitators of innovation – offering an important avenue for connectivity, advocacy, outreach, and collaboration. Individually, each is unique to meet the needs of the local and statewide communities. Collectively, they…

Dr. Forough Ghahramani Forging Innovative Pathways for Research and Discovery

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Dr. Ghahramani has over 25 years of experience in information technology leadership roles in both technical industries and in higher education. While earning her Masters in computer science, Ghahramani started working with the IBM System/360 (S/360), a family of mainframe…

Edge’s New Vice President for Information Technology and Deputy Chief Information Officer Enjoys the Process of Digital Transformation and Technological Advancement in Higher Education

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Christopher Markham enjoys the business science and art of digital transformation. One of his coveted positions is when he had the opportunity to build and operate a Georgia-based globally operating online campus wherein all administrative and academic activities provided a…

Edge Unveils the Future of the Edge Network

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The world of research and discovery continues to rapidly evolve, with advances in technology leading the way. Edge has moved aggressively to stay abreast of the latest trends that are shaping the research, networking, and computing industries, while providing access…

RWJ Barnabas Health Creating Dynamic Healthcare Communities through Enhanced User Experiences

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In 2016, Robert Wood Johnson Health System merged with Barnabas Health, requiring the organizations to align their mission, vision, and culture. To help lead this immense transformation, Joseph Scott, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jersey City Medical Center…

NJTransfer – Edge’s Newest Affiliated Organization

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Many students use community college as a stepping stone in their higher education journey and later transfer to a four-year college or university. Without the right guidance or resources, making a smooth transfer can be challenging. Thankfully, using valuable tools…

Understanding Generational Differences to Maximize Organizational Success

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Jason Dorsey Announced as EdgeCon 2021 Speaker A family gathering often brings a group of loved ones together from all different generations. Discussion has wide variety, easily showcasing generational differences. Translate this dynamic into the workplace and these differentiations could…

VALE New Jersey 2020 – Connecting Users in the Digital Age

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For the first time, the 21st VALE/ACRL-NJ/NJLA CUS Users’ Conference was held as a counterpart of EdgeCon’s Annual Conference, the region’s premier technology gathering. The VALE New Jersey conference brought together over 220 attendees and sponsors for the purpose of…

Bloomfield College, a Role Model for Inclusive Excellence

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As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, Bloomfield College takes pride in their student community, believing a college should be measured by the institution’s ability to improve the lives of their students. More than half…

Brad Morton Helps PCCC Advance in a Constantly Changing Environment

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Brad Morton never set out to become a chief information officer (CIO), but the role is one he loves. The current Vice President of Information Technology at Passaic County Community College (PCCC), Morton is passionate about devising creative solutions to…

Edge’s Regional Optical Fiber Network

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The Edge Network Technology As one of the nation’s advanced research and education networks, the Edge network (EdgeNet) needs to support a diverse range of users and services from standard IP transit services to ultra-high capacity data transport capability. Edge…

Internet2 Accelerating Scientific Discovery Through Novel Technology

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The need for innovative technology and advanced network capabilities is becoming increasingly important to meet the complexity and scope of the research initiatives of today’s institutions. Internet2 aims to deliver mission-critical technology and provide a collaborative environment for research and…

Hackensack Meridian Health Selects EdgeNet for Access to the Nation’s Premier Research and Education Network

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Hackensack Meridian Health is New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network and has embarked on a journey to create one integrated network to change how health care is delivered across the state. To help in this mission and expand…

EdgeLearn Solutions to Promote Lifelong Learning

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Technology has the power to transform education and infuse classrooms and online courses with the digital tools necessary to expand student experiences, boost teaching capabilities, and improve learning outcomes. To help enhance an institution’s teaching-learning process and provide faculty, instructional…