"This research provides a great benchmark, allowing colleges to see how they rank against the aggregate to help prioritize next steps for their own service management and technology tools development," said Andrew Graf, head of product strategy for TeamDynamix. "It also helps us better understand higher ed’s needs and challenges in order to best align our strategic direction."
The Pulse Study surveyed 179 participants from two and four-year institutions of 5,000 to 50,000 undergraduates. Contributors were asked to self-rank in various capabilities to determine an overall maturity score. In addition, they were to identify and prioritize top initiatives for the next 18-24 months, which gives additional insight around IT maturity improvements on the horizon. The top three include:
Integrating Project & Service Management
Higher ed IT departments are struggling with limited resources and the pressure continues to mount with consistent turnover of new users (students, faculty, and staff) who expect a seamless technology experience. This top challenge to meeting their needs is constrained resources and insufficient budgets to hire additional staff (49 percent of responses). To help optimize the time allocations, many CIOs are now looking to combine ITSM and PPM on a single platform to better manage time, projects, and tickets.
Enterprise Wide Service Management
IT, facilities, HR, residential life, marketing, and other departments have unique requirements and challenges, yet their needs are best served in an enterprise-wide solution. Implementation of a single platform for all departments saves resources, improves the student experience and management efficiency with one platform, one investment.
Knowledge Centered Support (KCS) – a crowd-sourced information resource
KCS is now recognized for significantly improving incident resolution, student satisfaction, and self-service adoption. The knowledge base builds an informed, active user base, which can be used campus wide in all departments. By harnessing information and offering a clear structure and framework for gaining feedback, organizations can publish more information, more accurately. Initially used for IT support, the adoption of KCS is now expanding to all service areas – including facilities, marketing, and more. Crowd sourced knowledge allows for faster resolution and more up-to-date information.
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Summary: TeamDynamix releases 2017 Pulse Study showing 20 percent growth in IT maturity for higher ed, and desire for high-level, enterprise-wide service management
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