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CIOs: the Cloud as the new OPEC?

VU International News and Reviews No. 103 December 18 2017

December 2017

The Leadership Board for Chief Information Officers (LBCIO), a split-off from the Crhonicle of Higher Education, has published its Information Technology in Higher Education Report 2017.

It looks at CIO characteristics and concerns, in terms of finance, IT governance, consumerisation, academic as well as administrative computing, infrastructure, the cloud and Big Data.

It notes that ‘security’ is and remains one of the issues that keep CIOs awake at night, as each new innovation brings new security concerns. It also notes that moving to “the Cloud” has taken considerable momentum, but adding to the concerns that universities increase their dependency on outside partners beyond their control. Is the Cloud gaining a monopoly power like OPEC (used to have)?

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