2016 Top 10 IT Issues and Strategic Technologies

According to Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE’s vice president for data, research and analytics, these are the top 10 (the full report is available at EDUCAUSE website):

The top 10 IT issues of 2016 are:

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

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EDUCAUSE’s Top 10 IT Issues of 2015

  1. Hiring and retaining qualified staff, and updating the knowledge and skills of existing technology staff
  2. Optimizing the use of technology in teaching and learning in collaboration with academic leadership, including understanding the appropriate level of technology to use
  3. Developing IT funding models that sustain core service, support innovation, and facilitate growth
  4. Improving student outcomes through an institutional approach that strategically leverages technology
  5. Demonstrating the business value of information technology and how technology and the IT organization can help the institution achieve its goals
  6. Increasing the IT organization’s capacity for managing change, despite differing community needs, priorities, and abilities
  7. Providing user support in the new normal — mobile, online education, cloud, and BYOD environments
  8. Developing mobile, cloud, and digital security policies that work for most of the institutional community
  9. Developing an enterprise IT architecture that can respond to changing conditions and new opportunities
  10. Balancing agility, openness, and security