Enterprise IT Program

Resources and community focused on the strategic value of enterprise IT in higher education today.

The enterprise IT program helps colleges and universities increase the efficiency and effectiveness of enterprise services, as well as add strategic value through analytics and business intelligence.

Through the program, IT leaders (CIOs, CTOs, and enterprise/administrative system directors), campus executives, and corporate solution providers discuss and create community resources on these strategic issues:

  • Costs, cost drivers, and value
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Business process reengineering
  • Sourcing strategies


Program Focus

A complex and resource-intensive matrix of administrative systems undergirds virtually all routine functions of a college or university. Yet, most administrative systems do not significantly differentiate one institution from another. The strategic value of administrative systems stems from the data the systems contain. With guidance from members and the advisory board, the program will focus on:

  • Analytics potential — Mining data for key indicators of mission performance, expanding the value of administrative systems from essential operational infrastructure to key strategic asset.
  • Cost savings — Maximizing value through efficiency measures which may allow some or other resources to be reallocated to the institutional mission.


Related ECAR Working Groups

Higher education leaders collaborate on top enterprise IT challenges in ECAR Working Group projects, including communications, cloud, cyberinfrastructure, data and analytics, IT services and management, and mobile. Learn More >



Advisory Committee

The Enterprise IT Program Advisory Committee provides guidance on Enterprise IT program planning and development efforts. View Members >

Enterprise IT Summit 2016

Get ready for a new, more service-centric future. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the EDUCAUSE/NACUBO Enterprise IT Summit 2016 in New Orleans, May 2–4, 2016. Learn More.

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