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EDUCAUSE Report – Top 10 IT Issues for 2016

EDUCAUSE, the nonprofit industry association for information technology in higher education, released its annual list of top IT issues.

The Top Ten Issues of 2016 include:

  1. Information Security
  2. Optimizing Educational Technology
  3. Student Success Technologies
  4. IT Workforce Hiring and Retention
  5. Institutional Data Management
  6. IT Funding Models
  7. Business Intelligence and Analytics
  8. Enterprise Application Integrations
  9. IT Organizational Development
  10. E-Learning and Online Education

The EDUCAUSE panel, made up of IT and non-IT leaders, CIOs and faculty, organized these top ten issues into three themes. The themes encourage university IT leaders to divest, reinvest, and differentiate in the coming year.

Higher education IT organizations are divesting themselves of technologies that can be sourced elsewhere and of practices that have become inefficient and are reinvesting to develop the necessary capabilities and resources to use information technology to achieve competitive institutional differentiation in student success, affordability, and teaching and research excellence.

Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE Vice President for Data, Research, and Analytics


Read the complete report on the EDUCAUSE Review website.



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