From cybersecurity best practices to how to best utilize the increasing popularity of virtual reality and the Internet of Things, CIOs and IT directors in Higher Ed have a lot to keep in mind. Add to that the myriad of other topics that the university IT community discussed this month and it’s easy to see how daunting that balancing act can be. Keep up to date with all of the most important conversations with our picks for last month’s must-read Higher Ed IT articles.
Student success is on the minds of every Higher Ed institution, but sometimes it can take an entire revamp of an institution’s IT structure to ensure that students get the support they need. According to a recent survey, two of the best ways that universities have improved their student retention is through automation and analytics. Learn more about how colleges are using IT to improve student retention with EdTech Magazine’s full article.
Cybersecurity is one of Higher Ed’s most pressing issues, especially for global research institutions. Protecting the vast amounts of data that these universities hold is of utmost importance. Learn more about three cybersecurity best practices with eCampus News’ full article.
The rise in popularity of the Internet of Things brings with it a plethora of challenges for Higher Ed IT. According to a report by the International Data Corp., 2018 will present a significant increase in worldwide spending for Internet of Things devices, which will no doubt be felt in academia. Learn more about the future of IoT with Campus Technology’s full article.
With the Internet of Things quickly transitioning from being considered a futuristic technology to being nearly ubiquitous in Higher Ed, it only made sense that virtual reality would take its place just as quickly. According to the IDC report, virtual reality and augmented reality will nearly double each year for the next few years. Learn more about how that will affect Higher Ed with The Journal’s full article.
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