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Some Higher Ed CIOs Remain Big Data Skeptics
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JHUGHES220
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JHUGHES220,
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8/4/2013 | 12:07:27 PM
re: Some Higher Ed CIOs Remain Big Data Skeptics
Interesting survey. I didn't realize that so many schools have not yet virtualized. Some survey respondents are saying that they will use the savings from virtualization to expand mobile access for students. In looking to the future, what will give a university greater competitive advantage: expanded mobile access for students? or transforming the curriculum so that almost all students become familiar with how to use data analytics in their career field?
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8/1/2013 | 10:26:25 PM
re: Some Higher Ed CIOs Remain Big Data Skeptics
We have about 300 students working in our IT department at George Mason, most doing first tier things like supporting electronic classrooms and working the help desk, but a few work at a higher level as security interns, provide LMS support, etc. So far, the security risks have not come from them but from distributed departmental systems. Don't know the situation at other universities.
bnilsson018
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7/30/2013 | 6:02:28 PM
re: Some Higher Ed CIOs Remain Big Data Skeptics
Here's another data point. Big Data came in second to last in our survey of Higher Education CIOs 2013 Technology Spend Priorities.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...
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Michael Fitzgerald,
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7/30/2013 | 3:26:35 PM
re: Some Higher Ed CIOs Remain Big Data Skeptics
I wrote about Colorado's dep't of education efforts to use analytics. The CIO there said it wasn't really big data, but he did say that they were able to get the project started only with funding from a federal grant. Not enough money in the budget, just like some of the complaints you got. http://www.informationweek.com...
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7/29/2013 | 4:06:43 PM
re: Some Higher Ed CIOs Remain Big Data Skeptics
Sure thing, letting students work on all that big data the university has. Can you say security risk?


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