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CIO Insights - Event Management 101: URI Simplifies Planning


Posted by Lanyon on 11/24/2015

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At the University of Rhode Island, event planning was a cumbersome and labor-intensive process, so the university turned to specialized software.
 
Planning and managing large events is a complex and challenging task. Scheduling sessions, preparing brochures, overseeing registrations and payments, and addressing myriad other tasks can overwhelm even the most sophisticated organization. At the University of Rhode Island (URI), which hosts major conferences, symposiums and meetings, a staff of five must process a steady stream of registrants and hundreds of thousands of transactions. "There is a huge demand on staff and resources," said Joseph Pittle, director of conferences and special program development at URI.

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