Category Archives: IT Strategy

Managing a Growing IT Department

Can any of you imagine being the CIO of a growing IT department? Maybe you imagine it to be the land of endless candy, rainbows, and pastel glitter. A land where there are no IT budget cuts or hassles getting … Continue reading

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Review Your 2013 Web Hosting Strategy

The new year is still new making it a great time review your current web hosting strategy. It might be the right time of the year to find an alternative web hosting service that meets your needs perfectly. Speaking of … Continue reading

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HathiTrust Lawsuit Decision Will Trigger The Law of Unintended Consequences

The HathiTrust lawsuit decision will certainly trigger the law of unintended consequences causing the HathiTrust institutions and all others to regret the suit. That is my conclusion based on my reading of the decision in the lawsuit brought by The Authors Guild … Continue reading

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Understanding Open and the MOOC Ain’t Open

Understanding Open. It has to be one of the greatest professional challenges ahead for institutional leaders and CIO’s especially on OER and the MOOC. So, if you are intellectually lazy you should know up front there are no shortcuts.

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Reconciling System Maintenance and Innovation as a CIO

Author Introduction: Vanessa James is a business technology consultant and blogger. She enjoys reading about new technologies, especially while listening to The Rat Pack. She currently writes for database performance monitoring solutions provider confio.com. As I’ve read through some of … Continue reading

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2012 US Higher Education Web Tools Market Share

The 2012 US Higher Education Web Tools Market Share: Advertising, Analytics, Trackers, and Widgets report has just been released. This report, available in the Products, is the first research of its kind into the exploding use of web tools on college … Continue reading

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Big Data in Higher Education

Big data in higher education is one topic I will finally admit that I just can’t get excited about. Mostly because I question the existence of big data in higher education and the collective willingness to take any action on … Continue reading

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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 … 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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