With the fall semester now underway, the role of the Higher Ed CIO can be especially daunting. Not only do they need to maintain their institution’s IT infrastructure and meet the needs of an influx of new students, but also keep a keen eye towards the future advancements in Higher Ed technology. Keep up to date with the latest topics and trends with our picks for the must-read Higher Ed IT articles and news from last month.
When it comes to reaching your student base, communication is key. With advances in digital signage technology, colleges and universities have a much easier time getting important messages and information to their students. Learn more about how Fairfield University upgraded their digital signage to increase student engagement and communication with Tech Decision’s full article.
Colleges and universities are a favorite target for cyber criminals, which is why it’s paramount to ensure that your IT department keeps all security patches up to date. While the process may be relatively simple, the longer it takes to update, the more vulnerable your users’ information becomes. Learn more about the three distinct ways in which you can improve your security patching process with EdTech Magazine’s full article.
Higher Education technology is constantly evolving, albeit at a slightly slower pace than its corporate counterparts. Looking forward at future technologies and advancements can help ensure that your institution is prepared to make most of those changes. Learn more about what Higher Ed leaders think the future will bring with eCampus New’s full article.
Artificial intelligence is poised to make an impact in Higher Ed in the near future. Advances in machine learning technologies offer significant pedagogical and administrative improvements to colleges and universities. Michael King suggests that these technologies could come together to create a “cognitive campus.” Learn more about how AI will change the future of Higher Education with Educause’s full article.
While the rise of IOT has been a net positive for Higher Ed, it comes with its own set of issues that arise, namely increased vulnerability to IOT botnets. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to limit your university’s risk of a botnet invasion. Learn more about how to protect yourself from IOT-focused malware with EdTech Magazine’s full article.
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