Our 2022 higher education survey reveals what IT decision-makers in higher education are prioritizing, including modernization and data security initiatives.
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In collaboration with Industry Dive, we asked 100 higher education IT decision-makers about their modernization goals for 2022 and beyond. Here’s what they told us:
Protection against cyberthreats is a major concern.
More than half of respondents said that data security (57%) and cybersecurity (56%) were among the top priorities for their institution’s IT modernization initiatives.
52% of respondents said they expected their institution’s IT investment to increase between 11% and 25% over the next year, while an additional 18% anticipate their spending will increase by more than 25%.
And, that spending is centered in three key areas:
And, other popular areas for IT investment are the cloud, Anything as a Service (XaaS) solutions and esports.
“The primary goal of my institution’s IT modernization strategy is to have updated technology that is cost-effective.”
More than one out of five higher education IT decision-makers (22%) cited lack of a clear strategy as one of the most significant factors limiting progress toward IT modernization goals.
Other common barriers include:
From connectivity to cybersecurity, Insight Public Sector equips higher education institutions with end-to-end technology that improves the experiences of students, faculty and staff.
These findings are based on an online survey conducted by Industry Dive from March 21 to April 11, 2022. 100 higher education IT decision-makers participated in the research.