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Two Higher Education Companies to Merge

In an announcement last week, two of the leading companies making student management software, SunGard and Datatel, plan to merge their assets. According to an article in The Chronicle for Higher Education, this merger between SunGard and Datatel has the potential to create better management systems for their respective higher education clients. This merger has many in various colleges and universities concerned since both companies offer student record management technologies.

 

According to the article, these higher education officials do have some reason to be cautious about this upcoming merger. While companies merge frequently, many university officials fear that this merger may not be in the best interest of the universities.  After Blackboard bought out several of its competition, the products and services those companies offered were phased out several years after the merger. Both companies have assured these school officials that no product line or service will be eliminated. The merger will allow this companies to work better and serve their clients better.

You can read more at The Chronicle for Higher Education

 

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