Higher education is in the political spotlight as elections loom. With a declining position of public support, institutions need to be smarter, more agile, and more effective in order to survive – let alone thrive – in this new decade.

Technology is a critical component to helping these institutions provide more effective services that deliver improved outcomes at a lower cost, but decision makers are becoming more discerning when it comes to choosing solutions. This will lead to some interesting changes in 2020 and beyond.

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Technology deployments get sophisticated

Last year, industry analysts predicted heavy traffic and steady growth in terms of higher education institutions purchasing new student information systems. The outlook for 2020, however, is more muted.

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Nicole Engelbert is VP of higher education development for Oracle.