Education and especially higher education IT people are often among the leaders in technology innovation. Yet, as the pace of change has accelerated, Gartner encourages even education IT leaders to consider drawing more on new technologies that are developing outside their community.
“An increasing number of technical innovations and technology trends are emerging from within the industry, but most will emerge outside the industry, driven by major forces such as digital business and the consumerization and industrialization of IT,” said Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst Jan-Martin Lowendahl. “Education sector CIOs need to take a broad approach and consider technologies from outside the education community, as well as looking for lessons from their peers. Focus on those that are most appropriate to your institution’s strategy.”
These recommendations are part of Gartner’s annual look at the Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Education. As part of the report, the firm forecasts that worldwide education sector spending will grow 2.3 percent to reach $67.8 billion in 2015.
Gartner recommends education CIOs develop a plan for these top 10 technologies in 2015, even though they are not necessarily where education CIOs are spending the most time or money today. To help with your planning, Extreme Networks has published investigative blogs delving into each of these topics with examples of implementations, details on the drivers and trends, impacts, case studies, supporting concepts, related products and solutions, and recommendations. Our slideshare walks you through each of the top 10 strategic technologies and provides guidance and links to the clarifying blogs.
Here is our slideshare on Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Education in 2015.