Courtesy of Educause magazine, here are the Top Ten (actually eleven) IT issues for 2014 as they relate to the educational environment.
(Tied for Tenth) Developing an enterprise IT architecture that can respond to changing conditions and new opportunities.
(Tied for Tenth) Implementing risk management and information security practices to protect institutional IT resources/data and respond to regulatory compliance.
Determining the role of online learning and developing a strategy for that role.
Addressing access demand and the wireless and device explosion
Changing IT funding models to sustain core service, support innovation, and facilitate growth.
Using analytics to help drive critical institutional outcomes.
Developing an IT staffing and organizational model to accommodate the changing IT environment and facilitate openness and agility.
Assisting faculty with instructional integration of information technology.
Establishing a partnership between IT leadership and institutional leadership to develop a collective understanding of what information technology can deliver.
Improving student outcomes through an institutional approach that strategically leverages technology.Image courtesy of: Stuart Miles at Free Digital Photos