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Shared technology environments present viable paths to digital transformation for institutions that would otherwise find the journey too costly or onerous to pursue.


  • Ovum research reveals that digital strategy remains the least mature of all the factors contributing to digital maturity, with 79% of all educational institutions having their strategy less than "well advanced."

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies three institutional systems that are adopting a shared technology environment approach.
  • Explains the benefits of common technology platforms for institutional staff and students.

Key questions answered

  • How is the move to cloud services enabling adoption of shared technology environments?
  • How are institutional systems today approaching the move to a shared technology environment?

Table of contents

Digital transformation is a journey best taken together

  • Insights from others on the journey can springboard success

The dimensions of digital transformation

  • Strategy
  • Student-centricity means "outside-in" design
  • Data fuels delivery and transformation insights
  • Technology enablement
  • A focus on culture and governance is key to a successful journey

Learning from others multiplies the benefits

  • Case Study: Colorado Community College System
  • Case Study: California Community Colleges Cohort Information Systems (4CIS)
  • Case Study: Connecticut State Colleges & Universities


  • Authors

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