IT Forum Perspectives

10 questions you need to answer about your current data practices

By Kevin Danchisko

Over the last two decades, campus leaders have spent tens of millions of dollars on major enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and other point solutions for data collection. More recently, they've started to invest more in data warehouses for data aggregation. However, many campus leaders question the return-on-investment of these endeavors.

In spite of the sophistication of the tools, these skeptics still consider themselves underserved in actual decision support and often struggle to obtain the data they need to improve their decision making.

Turn data into action on your campus—here's how

Best practices to improve decision support

Our forthcoming research study, From Data to Decisions, explores a number of best practices to improve decision support. In advance of the study’s release later this summer, this 10-question diagnostic can help you better understand your current decision support practices.

10 Questions for Your Current Data Practices

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Proactively address security concerns with your board members

As data breaches become more common in higher education, many IT leaders are reinvesting in technology protections and rewriting policies. Learn how to elevate your institution's security awareness, and how to proactively respond when security concerns occur.


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