Higher Education has always been a platform for innovative technologies. Over the past few years with cloud computing seeing a rise in popularity, the adoption of online learning environments has accelerated rapidly. The Covid-19 pandemic especially raised the need to digitally transform education too.
A Centralized Opportunity
Any digital transformation comes with administrative, operational, and financial impacts, more so in a decentralized higher-ed IT situation. These impacts often highlight operational inefficiencies, unjustified costs, and areas for administrative improvement within IT departments.
Prior to the pandemic, higher ed institutions would often have separate IT teams focused on individual departments, faculties, and colleges making decisions focused on small-scale implementations. Although, as higher ed institutions continue to grow and transform digitally, the benefits of a centralized IT strategy are starting to become more prominent.