Modernizing IT in Higher Education


The increasing complexity of technology, infrastructure and data is a perennial problem in higher education. College and university IT departments are often tasked with managing a sprawling collection of on-premises systems, homegrown apps and legacy protocols — keeping staffers in the weeds as they keep the institution running and deal with the evolving needs and expectations of students, faculty and staff.

Thomas Hoover, Chief Information Officer and Dean of the Library, from University of Louisiana Monroe discusses how higher ed IT leaders are working to manage all that complexity and modernize campus systems. Topics include:

  • How institutions are navigating the complexities of legacy infrastructure;
  • How campus stakeholders’ digital expectations impact IT;
  • Considerations for moving systems to the cloud; and
  • Strategies for streamlining and securing IT systems.