Traditionally, IT teams built their campus technology environment from the ground up. They implemented hardware builds that not only accrued large initial costs, but also hefty replacement expenses. In fact, preliminary costs were so large, cyclical expenditures into refresh cycles of equipment were often paid for as capital expenses. Because of the large investment, IT leaders were “encouraged” to service and extend the use of outdated equipment for as long as possible.

Fast forward to today. Technology is now increasingly agile, responsive, integrative, flexible, and streamlined, and funding models of higher educational institutions need to reflect this.

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About the Author:

Matt Loecke, executive vice president of Apogee–higher education’s largest provider of managed technology services helping colleges and universities transition to and excel in today’s digital era–is responsible for sales strategy, business development, marketing, and day-to-day management of the Apogee sales organization. Previously, Loecke served as vice president of sales for a collegiate media firm based in Chapel Hill, N.C. In this capacity he was responsible for sales force management and development across 200+ campuses in 46 states.