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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Higher Education IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Higher Education Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.
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Higher Education Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Higher Education industry and how your IT team is set from a SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Higher Education Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Higher Education Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.

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Top Industry Trends


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Higher Education Rethinking Higher Education Report

  • As society rethinks the value of post-secondary education, accelerated by the changes from COVID-19, higher education institutions need to respond to prove their value via new, flexible ways to prepare students for the workplace.
  • It is critical for the IT team to help its institution rethink and achieve this direction in order to remain relevant in the face of rapidly changing circumstances.
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Higher Education Analytics for Student Success Report

  • The reputation of Higher Education rests upon the quality of its graduates. Students need to achieve their full potential and excellent results.
  • With the assistance and leadership of IT, the institution needs to do everything it can to track and support student achievement and success.
  • Learn how to approach this issue and set the course for solid improvements in analytics for student success in your institution.
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Higher Education Blended & Online Learning Report

  • Finding the right mix between online, blended, and in-person learning will require new thinking, all accelerated by COVID-19.
  • Learn about the blended & online learning trend and how it affects both your institution and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Higher Education IT Management & Governance Benchmarking Report

  • Understanding your IT team’s perception of what’s important and how well they’re doing is central to identifying strengths, weaknesses, and potential misalignments with business priorities and expectations.
  • Learn about how IT departments in your industry assess the importance and effectiveness of 45 IT processes to gauge your own alignment and identify select processes for targeted improvement.
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Higher Education IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business. Higher Education IT staffing is stretched thin.
  • While Higher Education IT is keeping the lights on, there is little opportunity to lead, innovate, or plan for the long term.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical information to understand how you can position your IT team to be more strategic and influential to the business.
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Higher Education IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they’re receiving from IT.
  • While Higher Education IT is generally meeting the needs of its stakeholders, innovation, analytical capability, and overall IT capacity are ongoing challenge areas.
  • Understand important common focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other Higher Education IT organizations.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Higher Education Facility Management Systems Report

  • A facility management system (FMS) is critical to Higher Education simply because of the sheer magnitude of most campus environments, which operate much like small cities.
  • Learn about what an FMS is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space and see how an FMS can transform your IT strategy and the ability to deliver it.
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Higher Education Learning Management Systems Report

  • Your learning management system (LMS) is the central hub for delivering effective online education.
  • The major challenge is accommodating a very wide variety of methods to deliver each course and providing strong support to faculties to provide engaging, informative, and effective online programs.
  • Get insights into how you as CIO can lead this transformation.
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Higher Education Student Information Systems Report

  • As the future of higher education undergoes a disruption, your student information system (SIS) must be set up for success as a flexible set of services.
  • Gain key insights about features of modern SISs, integration with online platforms, flexible enrollment periods, extended student journeys, micro-credentials, and more.

Latest Higher Education Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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CIOs in Higher Education Must Leverage IT Capability to Improve Revenue

Date published

December 15, 2021

Author:
  • Andy Woyzbun

CIOs and IT Directors in colleges and universities must identify how they can help the organization increase key sources of funds and income. There are three significant methods to consider: improving the acquisition of new students, maximizing funding from governments and other grant agencies, and increasing donations from alumni and other supporters.

Don't Get Left Behind: American Rescue Plan Funding Priorities Aims to Strengthen the Modernization of Educational Technology

Date published

May 28, 2021

Author:
  • Mark Maby

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is the third stimulus package passed by the federal government since March 2020. The stimulus funding announced seeks to address gaps created by the COVID-19 pandemic. ARP comprises $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding, programming, and tax policies, and it provides significant relief to Americans adversely affected by the pandemic. Education IT professionals must be aware of the variety of funding opportunities to ensure the consistent delivery of quality education.

Digital Preservation: The Opposite Side!

Date published

May 18, 2021

Authors:
  • Janice Clatterbuck

  • David Wallace

Digital preservation is a sustained and integrated people-process-technology capability and commitment to ensure usability and access to digital materials in years to come. Adopting a digital preservation product will prove beneficial to Government, Higher Education, and Financial Services among others.

Strategies for Online Learning in Higher Education

Date published

April 20, 2021

Author:
  • Mark Maby

With the rise of online learning, CIOs at colleges and universities are now directly involved in the learning outcomes and success of the students. Program administrators will increasingly turn to IT when designing their courses or engaging vendors for online program management.

Higher Education – The Essential Ten-Step Guide: Building and Communicating Your CIO Strategy for COVID-19

Date published

April 21, 2020

Author:
  • Mark Maby

CIOs in Higher Education will play a critical role during the COVID-19 crisis. This is an opportunity to shine. Use this plan to help you build and communicate a clear strategy for the next 90 days, allowing you to demonstrate both leadership and technology capability.

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