Oct 12 2020

Insights Report: IT Investment Priorities and Realities

The educational technology landscape is rapidly evolving. Over the past few years, school districts have witnessed changes ranging from an influx in emerging technologies such as virtual reality to a greater emphasis on data security amid increasing cyberthreats. But many schools still struggle to adapt. Some continue to rely on systems that make it difficult to seamlessly integrate new tools for learning, while others lack proper cybersecurity training for their staff.

School districts can’t afford to lag behind, especially with the coronavirus pandemic spotlighting gaps in technology access, adoption and security during remote learning. Yet budget remains a top concern for educational leaders across the country. Navigating public education funding, especially during an economic slowdown, is a challenge for those looking to implement new technology initiatives or upgrade existing infrastructure.

To make smarter decisions about technology spending and to be ready for unpredictable scenarios that may disrupt operations, education and IT leaders must always think ahead.

This IDG survey, conducted in partnership with CDW, offers key findings to help technical and nontechnical leaders across industries plan for future spending. Insights include:

  • Why addressing the human side of cybersecurity is crucial to mitigating insider threats
  • How deployment and integration strategies for new tools impact workplace productivity
  • Cloud computing’s role as a digital transformation catalyst
  • How embracing a data-driven culture can enhance and transform student learning

Learn more by downloading the full report: “IT Investment Priorities and Realities.”