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Based on interviews with around 6,275 senior IT executives, Ovum’s ICT Enterprise Insights program answers key questions concerning enterprises’ needs at a country and industry level. This brief focuses on the top findings for the higher education industry.


  • Ovum's 2016 ICT Enterprise Insights survey demonstrates how institutions are looking to boost their IT solutions.
  • Our survey shows that the focus continues to be on future-proofing solutions and that the cloud discussion continues, but adoption is slow.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the IT needs of higher education institutions globally.
  • Analyzes top findings from Ovum's ICT Enterprise Insights program for the higher education industry.

Key questions answered

  • What proportion of institutions are looking to change their enterprise applications and when?
  • What criteria is most important to higher education institutions when selecting enterprise application vendors?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for institutions
  • Recommendations for vendors

Higher education takes its first steps on the long road to digital transformation

  • Institutions are looking to boost their IT solutions
  • The focus continues to be on future-proofing solutions
  • The cloud discussion continues, but adoption is slow

Ovum's ICT Enterprise Insights Program

  • IT and communications insight by line of business


  • Methodology
  • Author

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