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The higher education industry is on the brink of potentially radical change that will transform, in profound ways, how colleges and universities support and deliver teaching, learning, and research for the next century.


  • Although pervasive digital transformation is likely over the long term, the first half of the next decade is likely to be spent addressing legacy infrastructure and outdated IT delivery models.
  • Vendors willing to invest in the acquisition of deep industry expertise and credibility are likely to be rewarded by the higher education industry as it seeks out partners to support its digital transformation.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the likely maturity curve for digital transformation in higher education.
  • Identify the implications of this digital transformation from a supplier perspective.

Key questions answered

  • What are the factors influencing and inhibiting digital transformation in higher education?
  • Which vendors are most likely to benefit from digital transformation in higher education?

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  • Summary
  • The road to 2025 in the higher education industry
  • Understanding the ICT opportunity in the higher education industry
  • Recommendations


  • Further reading
  • Author

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