shadow IT

Higher ed’s ‘shadow IT’ headache

Here's how to circumvent 3 challenges shadow IT poses for tech departments

Technology is shaping the future of higher education–there’s no denying it. Edtech touches every component of campus life, creating an IT infrastructure that rivals that of an enterprise.

Much like the CIO of a sprawling tech company, the CIO of a higher education institution is tasked with the same to-do list–maintaining and supporting each department’s technology needs, meeting industry regulations and compliance standards, etc.

However, where these two CIOs diverge lies in the wrangling of shadow IT.

Next page: What is shadow IT and how can IT teams meet its challenges?

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