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Empowering the Effective CIO in Higher Education

Why Read This Research

Amid shrinking resources, how can higher education CIOs deliver cost-effective, best-fit technology tools and services to meet increasing institutional requirements and expectations? Read this white paper to explore critical considerations for CIOs—including the drivers behind technology changes; challenges to the status quo of campuses; the central role of data; and how agile development methods can support accelerated planning, transitioning, and operating phases.

Key Questions Answered

  • What internal and external factors impact the timing, selection, and disposition of technology systems and tools?
  • What campus technology infrastructure trends should CIOs consider as they plan their institution’s digital transformation path?
  • How can a CIO be a proactive institutional partner in delivering value across the institution?


  • Area in Focus: Higher Education CIO
  • Authors: Dr. Deborah Noble Burak, Senior Consultant, CampusWorks, Inc.; Paul O’Brien, Senior Analyst, The Tambellini Group
  • Research Availability: August 2023

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Drivers Impacting Technology Changes
  3. Planning, Transitioning, and Operating
  4. Thoughts and Consideration for CIOs
  5. Conclusion
  6. Methodology

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