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Top 10 IT Issues
Trends and Forecasts to Inform IT Planning
Understand what's important and where to focus with these annual reports.
Selection of the 2016 IT Issues and Strategic Technologies Is Underway
With help from the IT Issues Panel and a representative sample of IT leaders in the community, EDUCAUSE is currently selecting the top 10 IT issues and strategic technologies in higher education. These trends and forecasts help you understand what's important and where to focus. The research also guides EDUCAUSE enterprise IT, information security, professional development, and teaching and learning programs.
Attending the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference? Add this session to your itinerary: Preview 2016's Top 10 IT Issues and Strategic Technologies. Look for the 2016 IT Issues article in the January/February 2016 issue of EDUCAUSE Review. ECAR will publish the 2016 Strategic Technologies report in January 2016.
2015 Article and Related Resources
What's new in 2015? Nothing and everything. One constant is change, and three themes characterize this year’s list:
Inflection Point — The trends that have motivated early adopters are cascading into the mainstream and requiring fundamental changes in strategy.
From Technical to Business — IT leaders and professionals are shifting focus from technical to business problems, with increasing interdependencies.
The New Normal — BYOD, digitization, and associated technologies and opportunities are changing the nature of user support and appropriate security policies.
- EDUCAUSE Review Articles — View the top 10 and learn more
- Feature: Top 10 IT Issues 2015: Inflection Point
- Ten Reasons to Tackle the Top 10 IT Issues
- An Administrative IT Perspective on the Top 10 IT Issues
- The Top 3 Strategic Information Security Issues
- The Top 10 IT Issues and the ELI Content Anchors: Convergence
- Developing Strategies for Implementing Analytics
- Multimedia — Get quick overviews in video and audio
- Supporting Data and Graphics — Focus on data, trends, and institutional types
- Additional Materials — Deepen your domain knowledge
About the Top 10 Research on Higher Education IT Issues and Strategic Technologies
The trends and forecasts revealed in the annual EDUCAUSE Top 10 research — including the IT issues and strategic technologies reports — are used by higher education leaders and decision makers to know what's important and where to focus in their IT planning and management. The lists of top IT issues and strategic technologies are developed by a panel of experts comprised of IT and non-IT leaders, CIOs, and faculty members and then voted on by the EDUCAUSE community in an annual survey.
The annual IT Issues article (see 2015 above) is published in EDUCAUSE Review. The EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research publishes the annual strategic technologies report and supporting materials. View the ECAR 2015 Strategic Technologies reports.