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CBORD in the News: Ole Miss Moving to GET

Students at University of Mississippi have a new online portal to manage their Ole Miss One Cards now that the university has transitioned to GETTM from CBORD®. The move leaves behind the web portal students had been using since 2008. Students or parents will now load money to an account’s Flex and Express dollars using

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Get Ready to Register for UGC 2017

CBORD® is pleased to celebrate the work of our user community. Professionals from colleges and universities, clinics and hospitals from across the county and around the world come together to share best practices of our systems and learn valuable skills from their peers. This year our annual User Group Conference will be held at the

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Join Us at ACUHO-I for Creative Collaborations: Sustainability on Campus

The ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition is ACUHO-I's largest event, bringing together campus housing professionals from around the globe for four days of invigorating speakers, engaging educational sessions, and invaluable networking opportunities. CBORD® will be there of course along with our valued partner, ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions. Addressing environmental concerns

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CBORD in the News: Kenyon College to Unveil Mobile ID

An article in the Kenyon Collegian1, the student-run weekly newspaper covering Kenyon College and the Gambier, OH community, describes Kenyon’s Library and Information Services (LBIS) efforts to aid students who misplace their campus cards by introducing the CBORD® Mobile ID® app. Mobile ID is a smartphone application that works with existing CBORD systems on campus

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CBORD Explains: Logging In to CBORD.com

The CBORD® website is divided into two areas: www.cbord.com for public-facing content, and client.cbord.com for current customers to access support pages and contacts, technical information, listservs, and other content that would only be relevant to people already using CBORD systems. The “client side” of our website requires CBORD customers to log in to view that

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MIT Opens Atlas Service Center, Powered By CBORD

A recent article in MIT News reports on the opening of the Atlas Service Center, a new addition to the campus and a marvel of technological integration and architectural design. Many of the services offered are powered by leveraging data from CBORD® access and card systems in use at MIT for almost a decade. The

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Get Ready to Learn, Engage, and Network at UGC 2017

We are already excited about our User Group Conference at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ. Get ready to learn from your peers, discover new technologies, and build your professional network. Sessions have been submitted and nominations for Excellence Awards are open. Save the Date Grab your calendar and a pen. CBORD's

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Pro Tip: Use Mobile Intake to Re-Engineer Your Menus

Are your menu items really satisfying patients and meeting their expectations? That's a question that is easy to answer if you take a close look at the information gathered every time your staff uses Mobile Intake®. Most organizations use Mobile Intake to monitor patient nutrition and to reduce costs due to food waste. Here's another

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Planning for New Nutrition Labels

In May 2016 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced nutrition labels on all prepared and packaged food will get a make-over to be more transparent, more informative, and easier to understand. These new nutrition labels will be required nationwide on all prepared and packaged food by July 2018, but operations are already underway to

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ResCenter Q&A: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

On-campus living can be a rewarding experience, as well as a challenging one at times for both students and residence life directors. As members of the residential life community, we must strive to understand the many complexities of those living around us. We can best learn from one another in an atmosphere of positive encouragement

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CBORD in the News: Boston College Dining Getting Excited about GET

In a recent article1 in Food Management magazine, staff at Boston College explain the process of rolling out CBORD's GET® mobile app for grab-and-go ordering in BC Dining facilities. Lunch and dinner orders can be placed as much as six days in advance, and pickup times can be designated for as soon as 30 minutes

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Mater Hospital Brisbane’s Room Service Boosts Patient Nutrition and Reduces Plate Waste

Australia’s first hotel-style hospital room service in a public hospital has succeeded in reducing plate waste by 17 per cent, according to a recent press release from Mater Hospital Brisbane. Mater Private Hospital Brisbane piloted patient room service in 2013, employing CBORD's Nutrition Service Suite® for better management of special patient diets, more flexibility in

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Student Organizations Use Mobile Readers to Generate Actionable Data

Our January article about the increasing use of mobile attendance trackers to generate actionable data highlighted the ways technology can support the identity of a college or university. This month we want to focus on college students and their active participation in this endeavor. Having come of age during the Digital Era, millennials are acutely

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Attendance Tracking: Customizing the Campus Experience

As the spring semester begins and students return to classes across the country, a growing trend becoming the norm for college administrators is the effective use of data analytics in their operations. Making strategic operational decisions on a college campus is only possible after the collection of data gathered from students. A recent survey of

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March Madness: 5 Reasons to Be Excited about Student Advantage and GET

It's that time of year again: get ready to put on some face-paint, finalize tournament brackets, and show school spirit. Ladies and gentlemen, March Madness™ is here. Student Advantage® is now a part of GET™ and can give all campus card holders discounts on everything they need to follow their teams through the month-long tournament.

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CBORD Explains: SaaS

In one of our recent eNews articles we unpacked the differences between a system interface and system integration and noted a common problem we all face: confusion among technical terms. This is understandable, of course, so many of them sound so similar. Another challenge most people face with the rapid advancements of technology is the

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5 Food and Foodservice Trends We Are Looking Forward to in 2017

We are well into the New Year and excited about what to expect in the coming months. Foodservice directors, kitchen managers, chefs, dietitians, and foodies all have their eyes on emerging food trends in commercial and retail operations. We’ve put together a list of the most popular trends to watch in the year ahead. 1.

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CBORD in the News: Colorado State University Improves Food Management

In a recent article1 in The Rocky Mountain Collegian, CSU Director of Residential Dining Services Liz Poore explains how CBORD Foodservice systems are helping the university manage their food production and save money. “This new menu management system (CBORD) does everything,” she said. “You can put in all the ingredients for all of your recipes

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Healthcare Project Management: Finding a Way that Works for You

Healthcare organizations need to manage across many locations, consolidating and standardizing their processes. Hospital leaders are increasingly employing the skills of project managers to oversee new initiatives spanning locations. We sat down to talk with Bailey Hinkle, Clinical Project Manager for the Nutritional Services Department at Florida Hospital Orlando, a health system with seven facilities

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Menu Display Interface: Saving Time with Foodservice Suite

Manually updating menu boards can be a drain of one of your most valuable resources: time. Menus change multiple times per day, and having workers update your menu displays to reflect these changes is incredibly time consuming. CBORD’s Menu Display Interface changes all of this by connecting your Foodservice Suite® (FSS) system to your menu

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GET My Card and Auburn University: Student Input leads to Campus Card Expansion

For colleges and universities to be successful, students, administrators, and faculty need to work together as a community; each group collaborating with one another to make the campus experience enjoyable for everyone. Auburn University is a great example of this kind of community collaboration. Millennial students embrace technology more than any other generation and they

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Getting Chef Buy-In: An Interview with Erica Hamilton

Introducing an automated system in a large-scale kitchen operation is challenging. You want to ensure recipes are exact and procedures are in place for every step of the preparation process. Working with chefs and foodservice teams is an additional challenge in making the system work. We spoke with Erica Hamilton of The Ohio State University

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Our Favorite UGC 2016 Moments and Ideas

This year we challenged all of our UGC 2016 attendees to “make the connection.” And to make that connection with their peers, their CBORD systems, and new ideas for applying CBORD systems. It was a difficult task narrowing down the top 10 things we loved at UGC 2016, but after hearing feedback from our users

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CBORD Explains: Allergens, Interfaces, and Actionable Data

Medical and information technologies advance in tandem. The methods used to record and report patient information are as significant as the clinical diagnostic systems which identify a patient’s illness. Healthcare decisions are made based upon “actionable data” that is reported accurately and quickly. What is the most important aspect of data? Is it what is

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CBORD Explains: Interface and Integration

It is undeniable that the rapid advancements of technology are something that demands we develop a working knowledge of technology and how we use it. The key to staying informed about the nature of technology is to understand the basic structure of technical systems and their applications in order to understand how they are connected

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FARE Pilot Program Overview featuring North Carolina State University and the University of Michigan

The Centers for Disease Control has reported that between 1997 and 2011 there was a 50% increase in reporting of food allergies. Also in 2011, the Journal of Pediatrics released a report that a third of children and young adults have multiple food allergies. As a result of these reports, FARE ("Food Allergy Research and

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Women in Tech: Featuring Candy Collins, Texas Health Resources

Candy Collins is a System Administrator III for Texas Health Resources, a non-profit organization operating a network of hospitals across North Texas. It was 27 years ago that she began a journey that eventually led to her becoming a CBORD expert. After she worked in a hospital nutrition department and was asked to learn the

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CBORD Explains Point-of-Sale Interface: What the Interface Can Do For You

A growing trend in the healthcare food service industry is a transition from a focus on patient meals to retail meals. The data speaks for itself; since 2000 patient meals have dropped from a 70% focus to 30%, whereas retail meals have jumped from 30% to 70%. On average retail meals increased 20% at healthcare

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CBORD Fusion™ Makes Its Debut at NACUFS

CBORD announced the launch of its latest web-based, hosted, SaaS solution, CBORD Fusion™, at the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) conference in Anaheim, CA, July 13–16, 2016. CBORD Fusion is the company's newest cloud-based solution specifically designed for the Higher Education market. CBORD Fusion offers a complete food and nutrition solution

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Uber Back to School with Campus Card Payment Options

Guest Author, Amy Friedlander, Head of Business Development and Experiential Marketing at Uber® It's back-to-school season, and students have a lot to get excited about—new classes, new teachers, and this year, a new way to get around campus. We're teaming up with CBORD, the leader in campus cashless card systems, to give college students the

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