Spring 2018

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Agility in Action

Campus IT departments aren’t tech startups, but David Bolman believes they can benefit from an agile approach.

Get Smart

Data on Demand

Self-service analytics empower campus users to derive benefits from massive amounts of valuable data.

Product Review

NETGEAR Smart Managed Pro

Networking maven’s new switch brings power, connectivity and centralized management to advanced classroom devices.

Tech Tips

Last Line of Defense

Boost your security strategy and keep sensitive data from leaving the institution.

Product Review

HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn

HP’s speedy new printer switches easily between specialized graphics and general-purpose jobs.

Tech Tips

Easy as (Apple) Pie

Application makes it easy for admins to create user profiles for iPad rollouts.

IT Futurist

We’ve Created Smart Machines. Now what?

Interdisciplinary artificial intelligence research fosters philosophical discussions.

Security Save

Balancing Act

Mobile devices challenge IT to protect institutional data while offering “anywhere, anytime” access.



Smart Money

Institutions are saving big with networked sensors and data analytics that optimize energy conservation.


Leading Edge: Liv Gjestvang

Associate VP for learning tech tells our writer how Ohio State advocates for education that is more affordable and more engaging.


Leading Edge: Mark Bruhn

Indiana University security expert tells our writer his views on learning from others, delegating responsibility and giving people the information they need.


Leading Edge: Susan Metros

The EDUCAUSE award-winning leader tells our writer how her experiences in higher education leadership have shaped her consulting business.


Next-Generation IT

Future techs learn by doing, in custom-built data centers that mirror real-world environments.


Success by Design

New-and-improved workspaces help IT teams gain efficiencies on the job.


From the Editor

Creative Spark

Tech professionals leverage familiar tools in new ways to solve problems.

Contributor Column

People Person

The most valuable skill in higher education technology is the ability to collaborate.

Contributor Column

Optimize IT with User Insights

Student involvement in IT planning and decision-making offers valuable insights to both users and leaders.