Our Picks for the Must-Read Higher Ed IT Articles, December 2016

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With the start of the new year, there’s no better time to look back at what we learned from 2016 and what we can expect out of the future. As a university CIO or director, it can be difficult to keep tabs on every upcoming trend or topic for discussion within the Higher Ed community. Thankfully, we have you covered with our picks for the must-read Higher Ed IT articles from December.

Experts Predict 2017’s Cybersecurity Issues

Higher Ed institutions are a prime target for hackers, making cybersecurity an ever-present topic in Higher Ed IT. Luckily, security experts are here to help you stay a step ahead of potential threats with their predictions for how cybersecurity will evolve in 2017. Learn more about the future of cybersecurity with TechRepublic’s full article.

Obsolete Technology by 2020

Higher Ed may be slow to adopt new technology, but there are a lot of promising innovations coming in the near future or already being implemented at select universities. With this influx of new technology comes a departure of the old. Learn more about the top four Higher Ed technologies that will become obsolete by 2020 in TechDecisions’ full article.

Future Proofing Higher Ed Video

Guaranteeing the lifespan of technological investments is a key part of a CIO’s job. With visual media becoming an increasingly important aspect of the Higher Ed learning experience, CIO’s must take action towards future proofing their video efforts. Learn more about how to guard against obsolescence with EdSurge’s full article.

An App Store for EdTech

Since Apple launched their App Store in 2008, it has become a household name, known for its simple and clean approach to providing software to users. Now, the University of North Carolina system is attempting to bring the App Store’s core philosophy to the world of Higher Ed Learning Management Systems. Learn more about the project with Campus Technology’s full article.

Smart Cybersecurity Planning

A strong cybersecurity plan requires both a short-term solution and a long-term strategy against potential threats. Bob Turner, CISO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains how his university came up with a five-year cybersecurity plan and how they’ve managed to maintain it throughout their first year. Learn more about how to create a smart cybersecurity plan with EdTech Magazine’s full article.

Entrepreneurship in Higher Ed

Entrepreneurship’s rise in popularity among university students has caused many institutions to begin developing entrepreneurship education programs to meet their needs. College campuses already provide a fruitful environment for young entrepreneurs, but more formal support can do wonders towards training the next generation of inventors and innovators. Learn more about how Higher Ed institutions are supporting entrepreneurship with EdSurge’s full article.

We hope this list has been helpful in keeping you in the know on the topics that are important to Higher Ed IT. If you’d like to suggest an article or topic for discussion, please leave a comment below or send us a message.
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