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Selection of the 2016 Issues 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. This research effort also guides EDUCAUSE programs focused on administrative IT, teaching and learning, and information security.

Attending the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference? Add this session to your itinerary, Preview 2016's Top 10 IT Issues and Strategic Technologies. Look for additional survey findings and resources in the January/February issue of EDUCAUSE Review.

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. 



About the Top 10 Research on Higher Education IT Issues and Strategic Technologies

The annual EDUCAUSE Top 10 research — including the IT issues and strategic technologies reports— is used by higher education leaders and decision makers to anticipate and articulate challenges and inform their actions and decisions to address them.

The list of top IT issues is 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. The top 10 strategic technologies were selected from the analysis of a vetted set of 107 technologies presented to EDUCAUSE members in a survey in summer 2014.