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Key IT Challenges Facing Higher Education Sector
According to research, the average cost of data breaches in education would be as much as $200 per record. Student data, social security numbers, and bank account information are all at risk.
Fremont, CA: The education sector embraces digital revolution, changing how students study, academicians teach, and higher education institutions function. With personalized learning experiences at the forefront, the industry focuses on gamification, digital classrooms, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and other areas.
While there are numerous benefits to incorporating technology into higher education, there are some drawbacks also. IT challenges may take various shapes, and administrators may be unprepared to deal with them if they do not do their homework. Let's check some of them in detail.
• Data security
This presents a major problem because of the time, money, and resources necessary to improve network security. Furthermore, if the institution's network has got hacked in the past, these concerns must get remedied before any network enhancements get implemented.
Even minor infractions can be disastrous. According to research, the average cost of data breaches in education would be as much as $200 per record. Student data, social security numbers, and bank account information are all at risk.
Adopt a security plan and follow those rules to provide the total protection of the IT environment to remain ahead of security risks.
• IT staffing
Universities need IT employees more than ever before, including developers, vendors, service managers, and business analysts, and it is a problem for both personnel optimization and remuneration.
Institutions should assess their expanding IT requirements and how various jobs correspond with their technological roadmaps to control personnel expenses.
This might include strengthening the IT recruiting pipeline, cross-training employees, and implementing a more comprehensive IT workforce management plan. These are potential approaches to tackling higher education's information technology concerns.
• Student success support
Student and staff achievement must be supported by IT strategy. As a result, it is critical to set precise and measurable goals to improve the entire student experience. Administrators must prioritize integrations that support many success objectives at the same time. They must also comprehend how technology shapes each student's experience on campus.
Most solutions aren't all-inclusive. Universities will need to discover which technologies are financially realistic and incorporate those tools into the IT ecosystem smoothly.