Category Archives: IT Strategy

All aspects of IT strategy and IT planning are covered including how to develop IT strategic plans and IT service strategies. Application planning, technology planning, infrastructure planning, and desktop planning are covered as well.

Alternative Payment Systems Reducing the Cost of College

Alternative payment systems can reduce the cost of college for students, add convenience, and eliminate the cost of tuition payment systems. In many ways this should be a no-brainer for CFO’s and CIO’s. Yet roughly 50% of all colleges and universities … Continue reading

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Building The LMS Business Case

Building the LMS business case has to include the total benefits of one LMS product versus another and not get bogged down solely on the total cost or the fascination with open source software as a function of cost. I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Organizational Master Plan Handbook

If you are like thousands of other CIO’s and IT leaders who struggle with strategic or operational planning then The Organizational Master Plan Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Planning and Results is a book you’ll want to read.  Written by James Harrington … Continue reading

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Four Questions on CIO’s: 2011 EDUCAUSE CIO Listserv Analysis

I am proud to announce the publication of the Four Questions on CIO’s: 2011 EDUCAUSE CIO Listserv Analysis report is completed. The Four Questions on CIO’s is an independent report that offers a pragmatic and authentic examination of the higher education CIO using the … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Thematic Framework

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is conducting a survey to help determine the “thematic framework” for their activities in the year ahead which has me puzzled. Here is the survey link so you can take it yourself, but you better … Continue reading

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What’s Driving Ellucian and Blackboard

5½ weeks ago Datatel+SunGard became Ellucian and Blackboard purchased Moodlerooms and Netspot. So let’s talk about what drove them here. Let’s start by being clear this doesn’t have to be about Ellucian and BlackBoard specifically. It’s about the enterprise software … Continue reading

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Survey Says! Effectiveness of Technology Investments

I have been stewing over several higher education survey reports lately to the point of it becoming an obsession. So I have decided to try convert my obsession into action with the hopes of it relieving my own stress but … Continue reading

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