Technology Strategy

Develop a technology strategy that supports your institutional mission and goals.

The strategy required for successful enterprise IT operation is shifting as technology evolves and institutional strategy changes. Developing an effective technology strategy requires a deeper understanding of institutional culture and need than ever before, as well as a sharper focus on data integration and data governance. The technology strategy should align closely with institutional mission and goals.

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Technology Strategy Toolkit

IT Governance Toolkit
Toolkit with resources to help with the process of understanding, designing, and implementing a governance framework, an important part of technology strategy
IT Leadership in Higher Education, 2016: The Enterprise Architect
ECAR research study identifying the characteristics and functions of enterprise architects
Technology in Higher Education: Defining the Strategic Leader
EDUCAUSE Review article by the EDUCAUSE-Jisc Working Group that provides the higher ed IT community with a model to guide IT professionals at all stages of their careers and to position technology as a central part of advancing the core mission of the academic institution
New Approaches to Higher Education IT Strategic Planning
Working group paper that looks at causes for the shift in how institutions are approaching IT strategic planning and how it relates to overall institutional planning. In addition, new models and trends in IT strategic planning are identified to help guide IT organizations as they are considering their own strategic planning approach
IT as an Enabling Force
An article from NACUBO, which explores technology’s power to engage students, faculty, and staff across campus and beyond
Innovation Hub: Data Integration
A resource from AACRAO for exploring the potential and increasing adoption of data integration

This is one of five challenges the Enterprise IT Program focuses on annually. Visit the Enterprise IT Program for resources on governance and relationship management, understanding costs and value, business process management, and analytics.

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