Higher Education’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2015

The technologies report provides a snapshot of the relatively new technological investments colleges and universities will be spending the most time implementing, planning, and tracking in 2015. The trends report summarizes the influence on institutional IT strategy of trends such as shared services, IT complexity, and agile approaches to change. Together the reports provide context and insight to guide higher education IT strategy. The interactive graphic enables you to filter the technologies list by institutional characteristics.

Technology Spotlights—Quite a few survey respondents indicated they were unfamiliar with various technologies. In Q1 2015 the ECAR Working Groups will be writing reports that will help us better understand each technology. The reports will be linked below as they are published.

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About the Top 10 Research on Higher Education IT Issues and Strategic Technologies

The annual EDUCAUSE Top 10 research — including the top 10 IT issues report and the top 10 strategic technologies reports — is used by higher education leaders and decision makers to anticipate and articulate challenges and inform their actions and decisions to address them.

The list of top IT issues is developed by a panel of experts comprised of IT and non-IT leaders, CIOs, and faculty members and then voted on by the EDUCAUSE community. The top 10 strategic technologies were selected from the analysis of a vetted set of 107 technologies presented to EDUCAUSE members in a survey in summer 2014.