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Business Transformation

Positioning ICT as a catalyst to support the transformation of education and research, along with transforming the institution's business functions.

The rise of Business Transformation in the Top Ten indicates technology’s transformative impact is an unfinished story. In 2015, Business Transformation ranked #14. In 2016 it rose to #7 and #6 in 2017. In 2018 and 2019 it polled at #3.

Cloud computing features in plans and practices of CAUDIT member institutions. Vying for strategic acknowledgement are equally compelling advances. Big data, and the intensity and scale of digital tools supporting new research and methods, along with an increasingly rich blend of mechanisms for delivering teaching and learning experiences, drives continual upgrading of fixed and mobile network infrastructure on and off campus. Blockchain stands to revolutionise student records, digital rights management, and data repository management.

Incorporating emerging technologies demands strategic insight, staff capability development, and ICT infrastructure renewal. Technologies can transform learning, teaching, research, services and administration, but how transformation is approached matters too.

How well new technologies catalyse business transformation in education and research is governed by depth and frequency of interactions between strategic decision makers, ICT teams and end users. Impact flows from factors like shared understandings about return on investment, developing enabling user interfaces, and commonly endorsed information security practices.

Positioning ICT as a catalyst to support the transformation of education and research, along with transforming the institution's business functions.


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