CAUDIT Top10 2017



There were no new topics in the 2017 Top Ten. Every topic has appeared in a previous year’s list. Student Success Technologies remains at the top of the list. However, this was a close-run thing – Digital Strategy almost pipped it. The increasing significance of security matters is underlined by the appearance of two security related topics in the top five.

After dropping outside the Top Ten in 2016, three topics re-emerged in 2017: Delivering Services is ranked at #4 (up from #12), Secure Collaboration is at #5 (up from #22), and Sustainability is at #9 (up from #20).

Identity and Access Management maintained its place at #10 making it the third year in a row at this position. Other significant movements saw Cultural Change move from #27 to #15, and Research Support decline from #9 to #12. Emerging Technologies dropped from #2 to #24 signalling an understanding that the appearance of new technology is so frequent it is considered the norm.

CAUDIT analysis indicates that ICT leaders who have been in their post for 2-3 years ranked two different topics – Educational Technology and Cultural Change – in their top five.

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