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Davidson College Software Purchases and Digital Transformation Initiatives

Last updated on 2021-09-06 17:09:00

Discover the latest software purchases and digital transformation initiatives being undertaken by Davidson College and its business and technology executives. Each quarter our research team identifies on-prem and cloud applications that are being used by the 800 Davidson College employees from the public (Press Releases, Customer References, Testimonials, Case Studies and Success Stories) and proprietary sources.

During our research, we have identified that Davidson College has purchased the following applications: DocuSign eSignature for Digital Signing in 2021, Fastly for Content Delivery Network in 2021, Drupal CMS for Web Content Management in 2021 and the related IT decision-makers and key stakeholders.

Our database provides customer insight and contextual information on which enterprise applications and software systems Davidson College is running and its propensity to invest more and deepen its relationship with DocuSign , Fastly , Drupal or identify new suppliers as part of their overall Digital and IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.

We have been analyzing Davidson College revenues, which have grown to $200.0 millions in 2019, plus its IT budget and roadmap, cloud software purchases, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions for Davidson College intention to invest in emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Autonomous Database or in cloud-based ERP, HCM, CRM, EPM, Procurement or Treasury applications.

About the Customer

Davidson College is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina with a historic 665-acre main campus and a 110-acre lake campus on Lake Norman. The college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars. Davidson annually enrolls about 1950 students from 47 states and 40 countries.

Scope and Challenges

North Carolina's Davidson College IT Department felt it was time for the school to embark on a digital transformation, much needed for them. In 2016 they decided to go with Dropbox as their collaboration platform, in order to replace its legacy on-premise solution and reduce costs.

Outcome and Implications

The college decided to roadtest Dropbox, Box for Higher Education, Google Drive for Education, and Microsoft OneDrive in order to find the most suitable solution. 

To test the four services, the college's IT department uploaded a 112GB file set to each service to see how they performed. According to the tests, Dropbox was the only service that actually completed the upload and managed to do so in hours. The other three services canceled it after trying for five days.

Following the implementation to an initial group of 1,700 students and staff, 70 % of those offered the service signed up to use Dropbox and, as a result, the college has now decided to use more of Dropbox's services across its entire organization.

Quotes

“This sync test told me everything that I needed to know about the available solutions for cloud-based file storage," said Rob Smith, director of systems and networks, Davidson College.

"When we consider that our last SAN cost in the $500,000 range, we can dramatically change the economics of the game by replacing it with a combination of Dropbox for Education and VMware-optimised solid-state storage. Between the two we’re looking at half the previous spend,” Smith continued. 


405 N Main St
Davidson, 28036 , NC
United States
1 704-894-2000
https://www.davidson.edu/
Industry Employees Revenue
Education 800 $200.0M

Enterprise Software and Cloud Applications being used by Davidson College


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Microsoft Legacy Applications Microsoft 365 Collaboration Collaboration n/a n/a 2015 2015
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IT Decision Makers and Key Stakeholders at Davidson College


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