Blog 2018-01-11T17:45:43+00:00

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Spectre, Meltdown, and Diamond SIS

What do the Spectre & Meltdown Attacks Mean for Diamond SIS Customers?  In a previous post, Meltdown & Spectre: What You Need to Know (HYPERLINK TO ORIGINAL BLOG), we gave an overview of the Spectre and Meltdown attacks and why they are so damaging. These attacks pose the largest threats in cyber security history and have the potential to affect everyone who is utilizing a CPU made after 1995. These attacks could literally affect almost all desktops, laptops, mobile devices, etc. currently being used.  How Will Diamond SIS Customers be Affected?  Diamond SIS hosted servers and storage services underwent a planned update Dec. 21st, so much of the risk associated with Spectre and Meltdown were avoided altogether.  For Hosted [...]

Meltdown & Spectre: What You Need to Know

Last week, security analysts announced two of the most damaging cybersecurity threats on record: Spectre and Meltdown. These threats can obtain passwords, log-ins, personal info, intellectual property (IP), tap into secured databases, as well as collect SSL keys and more. Unlike the Distributed Denial of Service (DDS) attacks of last October with Mirai, wherein networks were being overloaded to the point of shutdown, the Spectre and Meltdown attacks occur at the processor-level and affect just about everyone. Meltdown specifically affects all Intel microprocessors and a handful of ARM-based microprocessors, which allows for a rogue process to read any you computer memory, regardless of whether it should be able to or not, even through encryption. Spectre, however, has a wider reach; [...]

Tips & Tricks! What’s New in DiamondSIS

View Recording Dear Diamond Users, 2017 was a big one. With 10 huge version releases and more than 200 added features and enhancements, we sure kept our programmers busy. In this quick 30-minute webinar, we covered: Where to find the DiamondSIS version release notes within the system How to set user permissions A few of our favorite items that were added to our DiamondSIS core product in 2017 We take our your input seriously. Many of our enhancements and features are from the minds of the people using the software, generously shared with us to make DiamondSIS work better for all. We thank everyone who provided their input to make 2017 such a successful year for the software! [...]

DiamondSIS Version 1.770 Update Released

It keeps getting better! We are excited to release version 1.770 of Diamond Student Information System. Login to your Support Portal account to see a complete list of enhancements, new functionality, and bug fixes. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and input. DiamondSIS has been built over many years by listening closely to our clients. If you have any new ideas for enhancements or functionality, please let us know by submitting a new idea in the Support Portal.

DiamondSIS Version 1.769 Update Released

We are excited to release version 1.769 of Diamond Student Information System. Login to your Support Portal account to see a complete list of enhancements, new functionality, and bug fixes. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and input. DiamondSIS has been built over many years by listening closely to our clients. If you have any new ideas for enhancements or functionality, please let us know by submitting a new idea in the Support Portal.

We Support all Major Accrediting Agencies

Diamond SIS supports these accrediting agencies, and more. One of our many Strengths is in Compliance and Reporting. Contact us today to learn how DiamondSIS can help you manage your reporting - with much less effort!  

News and Events

Ready to do more and work less? Diamond SIS makes it Possible! Posted last year Every month, new Career Colleges are learning how Diamond SIS saves them time … and effort. If you haven't implemented a professional Student Information system or you're looking for a solution that provides more depth of features, functionality and reporting; we invite you to grab a cup of coffee, your favorite soda, or a glass of water and join us for this enlightening webinar. "Saving Time & Doing More. Career College Administration Effort-Savers!" Webinar Date & Time: June 16th, 2016 10:00am PST Grab some coffee and give us 30 minutes to show you how hundreds of successful campuses thrive with Diamond SIS. Announcing Credit Card [...]

An Industry Leader

Trusted at hundreds of campuses throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, the Diamond Student Information System is a market-leading career college student information system that organizes every stage of the administrative life-cycle. It streamlines Recruiting and Onboarding, eases Financial Aid Packaging and Processing, manages Schedules, Attendance, Grades, Internships and Placement. When choosing your career college SIS system, look at the depth and breadth of features, reporting, and information management. This is where Diamond SIS truly excels. Since 2001, our advanced Reporting provides depth and insight into your schools’ operations while ensuring compliance with all major accreditation bodies, the Department of Ed, and State agencies. When you require the very best in Accrediting Agency compliance technology, rely on Diamond SIS.

Ready to do more and work less? Diamond SIS makes it Possible!

Every month, new Career Colleges are learning how Diamond SIS saves them time … and effort. If you haven't implemented a professional Student Information system or you're looking for a solution that provides more depth of features, functionality and reporting; we invite you to grab a cup of coffee, your favorite soda, or a glass of water and join us for this enlightening webinar. "Saving Time & Doing More. Career College Administration Effort-Savers!" Webinar Date & Time:  June 16th, 2016 10:00am PST Grab some coffee and give us 30 minutes to show you how hundreds of successful campuses thrive with Diamond SIS.

Announcing Credit Card Processing From within Diamond SIS!

Credit and Debit Card processing is nowBuilt into Diamond SIS   Get Your Money Faster: Reduce accounts receivable and past-due debt No more wasted hours tracking down bad checks Students can pay On-line!! (Requires the Student Portal -Click for more Info!) Faster access to your funds Convenient and professional   Lower Your Workload and Improve Accountability: Reduces steps Reduces errors - No more double-entry! Automates postings Professional Accounting and Ledgers Management   This webinar has passed, but you can view it anyway.  Click here!

Announcing: Tammy Hawkins Accepts New Position at Diamond SIS

Diamond SIS is pleased to announce the promotion of Tammy Hawkins to the position of Director of Training and Support Services.  Having previously served as Systems Support Manager, Tammy has stepped into her new role for the purpose of bringing support and training under one department.  She previously worked at Career College of Northern Nevada as assistant registrar, registrar and network administrator assistant.  She is well-versed in administrative processes at career colleges, technical and process infrastructure and the Diamond SIS solution.  With three years’ experience in technical support prior to her current role at Diamond SIS, Tammy has consolidated our training and documentation procedures and brings new leadership to this important role. “Tammy has been an asset for Diamond SIS [...]

How to Prepare for Gainful Employment

In our ongoing support of our client schools in preparing for the Gainful Employment reporting requirements in July, we encourage our clients to begin  reviewing and preparing data in advance to streamline the process.   In response to your feedback, we have developed a second document that will help you identify specific reports that will be useful in the process of ensuring your data is as complete and accurate as possible. Download the Success Guides here: Preparation Guide #1 (Published June 16, 2015) Preparation Guide #2 (Published June 24, 2015) Read more by visiting the GE Compliance Page at Diamond SIS. Have questions?  Contact us on the website or send an email to support@diamondsis.com We are also offered a brief webinar for questions and answers.  Watch for future webinars [...]

Tammy Hawkins is now Systems Support Manager at Diamond SIS

Diamond SIS is pleased to announce another important addition to our team: Tammy Hawkins serves as our Systems Support Manager. She has worked in corporate and education venues for the past 15 years in various support capacities including registrar, network administration, technical support, and training. Tammy’s background in analysis, technical support, information technology, and school operations provides the ideal framework for her training and support role. Customers ask for her by name because she brings an energetic can-do attitude and willingness to serve. She is a valuable team player Diamond SIS is thrilled to have her on-board! "I'm very happy to be part of the Diamond SIS Team! The most rewarding part of my job is teaching our Clients to use Diamond SIS as [...]

Diamond SIS Announces New Ownership

Diamond SIS, Inc. the leader in school management software, has recently changed ownership, marking a new chapter in the life of the company.  Former CEO Jim Queen has returned as CEO and owner. “I believe in the Diamond SIS solution, and I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to secure sole ownership of the company,” said Jim Queen. “While our product development continues, we are currently focused on providing our customers with the support and training they deserve. We are dedicated to helping our customers stay in compliance, become more efficient and grow their enrollment.” Headquartered in Calabasas, California, the new operating company will continue development of enhancements to its comprehensive suite of school management software modules. The Diamond [...]

How Much Time Does Your Staff Spend Giving Routine Information to Students?

One of the frameworks used to help provide analysis and metrics for school growth is the degree to which the school is utilizing systems and processes that are scalable. In other words, if the school is to grow and become say, twice its current size, are the processes and systems in place currently appropriate and efficient for that new size? It's sometimes tempting for school owners (or school presidents, school directors, etc.) to assume that such issues will be resolved when the growth comes. The problem with kicking the can down the road is that so many variables that lead to school growth (in terms of enrollment, programs and placements) are wrapped up in the culture of the school [...]

Preparing for Your Success

2014 is shaping up to be our best year ever!  Not only has the company grown in personnel and revenues, we continue to expand our product line and services. During January, all departments are on deck for strategy planning and sharing as we ramp up a new phase in our company.  We are preparing new resources  for support, training, and collaboration, in addition to expansion in our development team.  We are pleased to welcome our new Chief Technology Officer, Saima Khan, who is leading us in some exciting projects that forward our development efforts and technology implementation. Stay tuned as we expand as our website, social media presence and training resources!  Plus, watch for more information about our User [...]

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