5 ways to get started with your IT Forum membership

Welcome to the IT Forum online—your source for the latest research, expert commentary, events, tools, and more. Eab.com is the best way to get value from your membership, so you'll want to get acquainted with our site and learn to take full advantage of all it has to offer. Our team compiled the five tips below to help you do just that. Ready to get started?

First, create your eab.com account

You'll need it to access exclusive member content. Create your free account now, and share this how-to guide with your team so they can create accounts, too.

Next, subscribe for email updates

We recommend the following for all new members:

  • Weekly program update: This is the easiest way to learn about the latest research and upcoming events from the IT Forum. Subscribe
  • EAB Daily Briefing: Subscribe to our daily round-up of higher education news to stay up to date. Read an issue and subscribe

Then catch up on our most popular research

A Common Currency

You have access to all of our research publications, including the member favorites A Common Currency, 10 'No-Regrets' Analyses,  Optimizing IT's Role in Student Success, and IT Breach Preparation and Response Toolkit.

In addition to research publications, our experts regularly weigh in on pressing issues facing IT leaders. Browse our blog posts.

Now save your seat for upcoming events

If you only attend one event a year, make it the IT Forum National Meeting. It's your opportunity to hear our latest research, network with other members, and meet our team of experts.

Our national meetings aren't your only chance to hear from our experts and your peers. We host regular webconferences so that you can get best practices and ask questions live—without ever leaving your desk.

Finally, assess your institution's IT maturity

We've heard from member CIOs that they want a way to assess their institution's IT maturity beyond the traditional staffing benchmarks, but current tools weren't specific to higher education—especially relative to peer organizations.

We created the IT Functional Diagnostic to address those concerns. The diagnostic provides CIOs with customized benchmarking results that help them evaluate IT maturity development, gain insight into performance gaps, and demonstrate organizational IT improvement to campus members. Explore the tool.

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