Budgeting in higher education will be the primary pain point for technology leadership in the next decade
Budgeting in government and higher education used to be difficult.
It has always been a challenge to rally for increases to accommodate technology purchases in historically tepid budget-growth environments.
For high-number, like-valued purchases, guesswork could often be removed by initiating standard equipment "refreshes" on comfortable cycles – 2 year, 3 year, 4 year – resulting in chunks of capital dollars.
Continuous transparency on the utilities-esque budgetary constraints surrounding software licensing, telephony, maintenance agreements and similar was always required;...