8 Practical Ways for CIOs and IT Leaders in Higher Education to Extract Value from IT

 

Every University wants to remain competitive, attract and retain more students, whilst operating economically and sustainably. Although embracing new technology can help universities to meet objectives outlined in overarching corporate strategies, it can also be an inhibitor. 

Embracing new technology can help Universities to meet objectives outlined in overarching corporate strategies, but it can also be an inhibitor. Ensuring technology delivers maximum value back to the organisation is and can be a challenge without the right strategy. PTS helps clients to formulate strategies that match with the business objectives and helps manage the transformation through technology projects and programmes.

1. Influence Digital Strategy; Digital Strategy Creation

Challenge:

  • Gaining a shared understanding of the business’s objectives

  • Knowing where to start with your Digital Strategy

How PTS can help:

  • Digital Readiness Assessment

  • Academically approved Digital Transformation Framework

  • IT & Business Strategy Alignment

2. Gain Approval for Initiatives; Business Case Modelling

Challenge:

  • Gaining Senior level sponsorship for change programmes

  • Demonstrating accurate projects for ROI, Payback Periods, Intangible Benefits and Cost of Doing Nothing

  • Satisfying increasingly powerful procurement teams

How PTS can Help:

  • Stakeholder Analysis

  • Digital Business Case Modelling

  • Business Intelligence Strategy

3. Understand the Student Experience; User Journey Mapping

Challenge:

  • Encourage your IT Team to take an ‘outside-in’ approach

  • Understanding how the customer experience impacts the IT Function

  • Improving the Internal IT user experience

How PTS can Help:

  • Student Journey Mapping

  • IT Service Management

4. Set the Roadmap for Change; TOM Development and Transformation Roadmaps

Challenge:

  • Building a Bimodal Operating Model

  • Planning a complex transformation programme

How PTS can help:

  • Target Operating Model Creation

  • IT Function Transformation Roadmap Development

  • Governance, Risk & Compliance

5. Enhance the Campus Through Technology

Challenge:

  • Create a dynamic and inspiring working environment for staff and visitors

  • Imbuing the campus environment with innovative, immersive technology

How PTS can Help:

  • Digital Workplace Strategy

  • Intelligent Building Solutions

  • Relocation Management

  • Change Management

6. Protect the Network and Data Centre Environment:

Challenges:

  • Choosing the right Data Centre profile for the University

  • Managing mission critical Data Centre projects

  • Developing a robust Data Centre Security Strategy

How PTS Can Help:

  • Data Centre Due Diligence & TVRAs

  • Data Centre Portfolio Strategy

  • Data Centre Infrastructure Design

  • Data Centre Migration Management

7. De-Risk the Institution; GRC, Cyber and Physical Security

Challenge:

  • Mitigating physical and virtual risks across the IT ecosystem

How PTS can Help:

  • Governance, Risk & Compliance Strategy

  • Programme & Project Risk Management

  • PPM Advisory Solutions

  • Outsourced PMO

8. Realise Value from Transformation Programmes; Project & Change Management

Challenge:

  • Gaining Senior Level sponsorship for change programmes

  • Demonstrating accurate project for ROI, Payback Periods, Intangible Benefits and Cost of Doing Nothing

  • Strategy increasingly powerful procurement teams

How PTS can Help:

  • Stakeholder Analysis

  • Digital Business Case Modelling

  • Business Intelligence Strategy

 
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