Today, using information technology to improve operational efficiency is no longer just desirable; it has become an imperative due to the ever-shrinking resources brought about by the current economic downturn. Most institutions have many of the required technologies (e.g., workflow, electronic forms, and digital signing) in place, but not everyone has broadly restructured business processes to take advantage of the new technologies.____
Continuing our summer discussion of the Educause Top 10 issues, let's move to Issue #4, stated above. What are the obstacles that stop you from fully implementing or deriving benefit from IT designed to improve efficiency? One of our biggest challenges has been to find the technologies that are affordable and easy to implement.
Chief Information Officer