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With Info-Tech's Industry Roundtables & Benchmarking, you will never again wonder "what are my peers doing?", "how do I compare?", or "what should I be doing?".

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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K-12 School Districts Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the school districts industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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K-12 School Districts Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Use the K-12 School Districts Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to share the key findings of the business-aligned analysis with your organization's leadership team.
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K-12 School Districts IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy and document them in the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Higher Education IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Higher Education Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.
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Higher Education Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Higher Education Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.
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Higher Education Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Higher Education industry and how your IT team is set from a SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.

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K-12 School Districts Teacher Development Report

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) should strive to provide ways for teachers to share and communicate best practices around the use of instructional technology.
  • Learn about how teacher development affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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K-12 School Districts Infrastructure Support Report

  • As technology becomes more important so too does the proliferation of devices and applications. ICT must strategically address how to deal with the increased demand for technology.
  • Learn about how infrastructure support affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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K-12 School Districts Digital Learning Report

  • Technology is transforming schools and traditional methods of teaching and learning are being disrupted as a result.
  • Learn about how digital learning affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Higher Education Rethinking Higher Education Report

  • As society rethinks the value of post-secondary education, accelerated by the changes from COVID-19, higher education institutions need to respond to prove their value via new, flexible ways to prepare students for the workplace.
  • It is critical for the IT team to help its institution rethink and achieve this direction in order to remain relevant in the face of rapidly changing circumstances.
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Higher Education Analytics for Student Success Report

  • The reputation of Higher Education rests upon the quality of its graduates. Students need to achieve their full potential and excellent results.
  • With the assistance and leadership of IT, the institution needs to do everything it can to track and support student achievement and success.
  • Learn how to approach this issue and set the course for solid improvements in analytics for student success in your institution.
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Higher Education Blended & Online Learning Report

  • Finding the right mix between online, blended, and in-person learning will require new thinking, all accelerated by COVID-19.
  • Learn about the blended & online learning trend and how it affects both your institution and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Industry Benchmarking


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K-12 School Districts IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business. K-12 school district IT staffing is stretched thin.
  • While K-12 IT is keeping the lights on, there is little opportunity to lead, innovate, or plan for the long term.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical information to understand how you can position your IT team to be more strategic and influential to the business.
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K-12 School Districts IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand in which areas clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they’re receiving from IT.
  • While K-12 school districts have been able to keep the lights on, the advent of COVID-19 will put stakeholder satisfaction with several critical areas in jeopardy – particularly those that have not been a traditional focus for K-12 IT. Priorities are changing fast.
  • It’s crucial to understand which focus areas to address and to develop insights into how your team compares with other K-12 school district IT organizations.
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Higher Education IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business. Higher Education IT staffing is stretched thin.
  • While Higher Education IT is keeping the lights on, there is little opportunity to lead, innovate, or plan for the long term.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical information to understand how you can position your IT team to be more strategic and influential to the business.
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Higher Education IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they’re receiving from IT.
  • While Higher Education IT is generally meeting the needs of its stakeholders, innovation, analytical capability, and overall IT capacity are ongoing challenge areas.
  • Understand important common focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other Higher Education IT organizations.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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K-12 School Districts Integrated Library System Report

  • An integrated library system (ILS) is a resource management system for libraries. Like other systems, it is used to manage the resources in the libraries collection, such as its books.
  • Learn about what an ILS is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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K-12 School Districts Student Information System Report

  • The student information system (SIS) facilitates the flow and management of student information across school district. An SIS allows for the seamless integration of systems and creates a holistic view of student information for administrators, principals, and teachers.
  • Learn about what student information system is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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K-12 School Districts Learning Platforms Report

  • We use the term “learning platform” to accommodate both the traditional LMS and the collection of tools offered by solutions like Google Classroom.
  • Learn about what learning platform is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Higher Education Facility Management Systems Report

  • A facility management system (FMS) is critical to Higher Education simply because of the sheer magnitude of most campus environments, which operate much like small cities.
  • Learn about what an FMS is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space and see how an FMS can transform your IT strategy and the ability to deliver it.
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Higher Education Learning Management Systems Report

  • Your learning management system (LMS) is the central hub for delivering effective online education.
  • The major challenge is accommodating a very wide variety of methods to deliver each course and providing strong support to faculties to provide engaging, informative, and effective online programs.
  • Get insights into how you as CIO can lead this transformation.
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Higher Education Student Information Systems Report

  • As the future of higher education undergoes a disruption, your student information system (SIS) must be set up for success as a flexible set of services.
  • Gain key insights about features of modern SISs, integration with online platforms, flexible enrollment periods, extended student journeys, micro-credentials, and more.

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Strategies for Online Learning in Higher Education

Date published

April 20, 2021

Author:
  • Mark Maby

With the rise of online learning, CIOs at colleges and universities are now directly involved in the learning outcomes and success of the students. Program administrators will increasingly turn to IT when designing their courses or engaging vendors for online program management.

President Biden's Healthcare Reforms: First Step Reduce Premium Costs and Expand Access

Date published

February 12, 2021

Author:
  • Jennifer Jones

Expanding access to health insurance coverage and reducing premium burdens among low- and middle-income earners will create more healthcare consumers. Health insurers must prepare by improving data and analytical capacity to improve information sharing across the health system.

Higher Education – The Essential Ten-Step Guide: Building and Communicating Your CIO Strategy for COVID-19

Date published

April 21, 2020

Author:
  • Mark Maby

CIOs in Higher Education will play a critical role during the COVID-19 crisis. This is an opportunity to shine. Use this plan to help you build and communicate a clear strategy for the next 90 days, allowing you to demonstrate both leadership and technology capability.

Higher Education: Next Steps From the CIO COVID-19 Strategy Webinar

Date published

April 21, 2020

Author:
  • Mark Maby

The CIO will play a critical role across this crisis, and it is an opportunity to shine. This is a key time for CIOs to demonstrate leadership and technology capability. Higher education organizations will look to IT for a clear technology strategy to support recovery efforts and readiness for the next crisis.

Instructional Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date published

April 9, 2020

Author:
  • Mark Maby

Higher Education’s greatest challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic is to maintain instructional continuity of ongoing courses. It will fall to IT to identify the technical limitations and work with faculty and other partners to provide effective solutions.

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