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Competition and Control

Diana G. Oblinger and Joanne Dehoney

This is the fifth in a blog series describing five “metatrends,” drawn from a review of articles in industry IT press, that affect CIOs in all IT sectors:

 

Each post in the Future Slant blog will describe one of these trends, suggesting implications for higher education.

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Designing a Future of Digital Engagement

“The future of higher education is more than a digital replica of yesterday’s campus or even today’s classroom. The building blocks of our future higher education institutions are physical and virtual; they are human and technological.

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Future Slant: Business Value

By Diana G. Oblinger and Joanne Dehoney

This is the fourth in a blog series describing five “metatrends,” drawn from a review of articles in industry IT press, that affect CIOs in all IT sectors:

·      Challenges of scale

·      Analytics

·      Technology and work

·      Business value

·      Competition and control

Each post in the Future Slant blog will describe one of these trends, suggesting implications for higher education.

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Future Slant: Technology and Work

Diana G. Oblinger and Joanne Dehoney

This is the third in a blog series describing five “metatrends,” drawn from a review of articles in industry IT press, that affect CIOs in all IT sectors:

·      Challenges of scale

·      Analytics

·      Technology and work

·      Business value

·      Competition and control

Each post in the Future Slant blog will describe one of these trends, suggesting implications for higher education.

The Space Between—and the Secret of Scale

Understanding how best to scale information technology is a challenge facing all segments of higher education, but perhaps the campus area most critically affected is administrative/enterprise systems.

Future Slant: Analytics

Diana G. Oblinger and Joanne Dehoney

This is the second in a blog series describing five “metatrends,” drawn from a review of articles in industry IT press, that affect CIOs in all IT sectors.:

Each post in the Future Slant blog will describe one of these trends, suggesting implications for higher education.

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Future Slant: Challenges of Scale

Diana G. Oblinger and Joanne Dehoney
 
Higher education information technology is shaped by trends in the academy—and in information technology. Well-recognized issues in higher education include affordability, productivity, college completion, and workforce development, to name a few. At the same time, IT capabilities and service models are changing rapidly, independent of sector. These changes create additional pressures on CIOs and IT departments.
 
To help higher education IT professionals better understand how the CIO role is evolving, this series of blog posts will describe five “metatrends,” drawn from a review of articles in industry IT press.

The Post-Digital Potential of Man and Machine

At the beginning of his article Michael Roy, Dean of Library and Information Services and Chief Information Officer at Middlebury College, states: “Many campuses are witnessing the birth of a new field of inquiry called the digital humanities, which applies computational methods to humanistic inquiry, provides new methods for presenting scholarship online, and encourages novel forms of collaboration.” Accordingly, he and other writers in this issue of EDUCAUSE Review explore the extent to which the hu

Staying "Plugged In"

In the March/April 2014 EDUCAUSE Review, Susan Grajek and the members of the 2013–2014 EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel outline this year’s top-ten IT issues for colleges and universities. Their descriptions of the issues are clear and their recommendations highly useful. Campus IT leaders and staff must focus on the present—but they must also stay “plugged in” in order to anticipate the future and be ready for whatever comes next.

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Lessons of Leadership

The January/February 2014 issue of EDUCAUSE Review features EDUCAUSE award winners from 2013, individuals who exemplify the best of our profession. Their articles highlight how to frame challenging issues, the importance of transformative people, and the value of peer networks.

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