Business and Finance

Bloomberg's Disaster Recovery Solution

  • 1.  Bloomberg's Disaster Recovery Solution

    Posted 03-13-2020 10:34
    Also posted to BUSLIB

    Colleagues,


    I contacted Bloomberg about temporary access to Bloomberg Anywhere, since many or most of Tulane business school's students are leaving campus at the university's direction. Classes are moving to online delivery. Bloomberg sent me their "Disaster Recovery Solution." Has anyone else received this? Does it support your needs in this situation?

    We have about 300 students in classes that faculty would like to continue using Bloomberg. We also have Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, NetAdvantage, etc., and are able to offer remote access to these.

    Best,

    Betsy

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    [Betsy] [Clementson]
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  • 2.  RE: Bloomberg's Disaster Recovery Solution

    Posted 03-16-2020 11:26
    Would love to hear more about your experience/what you've learned. (We've been working with Refinitiv for access to Eikon/Datastream charting to alleviate the need for Bloomberg in the classroom. I know CapIQ is being very generous with offers of assistance, too. Not 1-to-1 substitutions, of course.) - Dan

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    Daniel Hickey, MLIS
    Librarian for Business & Economics at NYU Stern School of Business
    +1.212.998.2694 | linkedin.com/in/hickeydan | dhickey@stern.nyu.edu
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  • 3.  RE: Bloomberg's Disaster Recovery Solution

    Posted 03-16-2020 11:44

    Dan- Can you share more about your Refinitiv Eikon with Datastream access? Are you providing off campus access to students?

    Thanks,

    --Kim

     

     

    Kim Bloedel

    Head, Pomerantz Business Library
    University of Iowa
    Kimberly-bloedel@uiowa.edu
    319-335-3078
    Office: C342 PBB
    Pronouns: she, her, hers

     

     






  • 4.  RE: Bloomberg's Disaster Recovery Solution

    Posted 03-16-2020 12:14
    We have 100 90-day temporary IDs that include access to Eikon web interface and Eikon as a software download. The latter option includes the Datastream Excel plugin. I only received these accounts on Friday, and we have not yet deployed. Access at present will be limited to faculty, PhDs. Other grad/undergrads will have access only with approved projects (capstone/thesis). Right now we are focused on class-level support, and a bit worried about the scalability of the solution. (We are very lucky in that the Bschool Datastream implementation is already virtualized.)

    Unfortunately, debut of self-registration for Eikon/Refintiv Workspace(RWS) is still a question mark.

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    Daniel Hickey, MLIS
    Librarian for Business & Economics at NYU Stern School of Business
    +1.212.998.2694 | linkedin.com/in/hickeydan | dhickey@stern.nyu.edu
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  • 5.  RE: Bloomberg's Disaster Recovery Solution

    Posted 03-20-2020 20:53
    Edited by Hal Kirkwood 03-20-2020 21:11
    We've been providing access to Eikon off-campus for awhile.  We have an admin account that allows us to change our student account passwords.  We check the passwords out (like a book!) for a certain amount of time.  So we've been able to transition access easily given our remote working now.

    As far as Bloomberg, we thought we could have the Disaster Response and then we were informed that it is not available to universities.  However, we were allowed to take our SIDs and attach them to our personal logins and transition them to Bloomberg Anywhere accounts.  We are still experimenting with how we might provide remote access for students this way, similar to the Eikon logins.

    -hal

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    Hal Kirkwood
    Bodleian Business Librarian
    Sainsbury Library
    kirkwoodhal@gmail.com
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  • 6.  RE: Bloomberg's Disaster Recovery Solution

    Posted 03-21-2020 15:00
    Interesting, Hal, about Bloomberg and you being informed that it was not for universities. Just yesterday we closed the deal with Bloomberg on their Disaster Response Services. 

    If any of this helps, we are a terminal-based shop at the Mahaffey Business Library at Notre Dame. We do not have any Bloomberg Anywhere accounts. We have 4 billable terminals, 12 total machines. I did a lot of testing last night and today with a colleague to see how it would work, and I am now working on an implementation plan, trying to figure out how much of this I can automate.

    -Pete





  • 7.  RE: Bloomberg's Disaster Recovery Solution

    Posted 03-23-2020 10:29
    Hal--thanks for the insight into the admin account type for Eikon. This additional flexibility is fantastic.

    Pete--would love to hear more about your implementation solution. Our account rep has actively dissuaded us from using BDS as a student-facing solution.

    Dan

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    Daniel Hickey, MLIS
    Librarian for Business & Economics at NYU Stern School of Business
    +1.212.998.2694 | linkedin.com/in/hickeydan | dhickey@stern.nyu.edu
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