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What’s ahead for higher ed in 2020?


Higher ed saw many changes in 2019--and 2020 will bring new developments in virtual learning and tech integration

Higher ed experienced some significant landscape shifts in 2019, with institutions responding to continued debt issues, budget pressures, and reduced numbers of incoming students across the country.

To remain competitive, universities and colleges have embarked on digital transformation initiatives and are using various cloud technologies – including AI tools – to fully understand what drives student success, as well as to maximize their student recruitment and engagement opportunities. They’ve also expanded their horizons on diversifying revenue sources.

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On the whole, we expect to see a continued focus on technology investment across public and private institutions offering both four-year and two-year degree options in 2020. Here are some major trends that we see heating up next year.

Solving the tech integration puzzle

It’s no secret that colleges want technology solutions to solve enterprise-wide problems across their institutions. To keep up with today’s fast-paced higher ed environment, teams need immediate access to information to help them make more informed decision around enrollment, finance, talent management, etc. all together.

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