BI in Higher Education

I found the article on Data-Driven Descision-Making>> Who's on Your BI Shortlist?" to be an interesting read. It highlighted a couple points that I couldn't agree with more:

  • The biggest risk is multiple departments deploying multiple BI platforms without any central oversight. This scenario is eerily familiar to CIOs who wrestled with network software installations in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

  • Even if a BI project is limited to a departmental deployment, it’s critical to keep the university CIO in the loop. Without CIO recognition and involvement, other university departments may embark on BI projects of their own—without leveraging the knowledge and skill set gained from the initial BI project.

    It is very important that Higher Education institutions leverage and coordinate the skills necessary to deploy effective BI tools.

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Ken is the Director of MIS and Instructional Technology at Plymouth State University where he enjoys the opportunity to work with energetic, intelligent, motivated, competent and caring colleagues to advance the integration of technology into the institutional academic and administrative environments in the effort to promote a more informed citizenry.

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  1. Ah! I take a teensy coffee break from the blogging cosmos and
    come back to find that you have turned awesome?! Wow, times have
    changed! Keep up the fantastic work!

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