As technology advances and students remain on the cutting edge, colleges and universities have no choice but to keep up. While the changes in culture, strategy, and technology take some adjustment, the advances also ultimately benefit the institutions and their staff by improving efficiency, enhancing security, and bolstering management capabilities.
By providing case workers with mobile devices or allowing them to use their own to access data, files, and virtual desktops, agencies will save money, simplify IT management, reduce the burden on IT staff, increase security, and help ensure case worker safety. But most importantly, enhanced mobility empowers case workers to do what they were hired to do--help the citizens of their communities.
Despite varying perspectives, one can be sure that a change in the dynamic of the C-suite would create new questions on the way agencies manage their IT investments, especially cloud computing. As agencies move more of their mission critical workloads to the cloud, the alignment of priorities in the C-suite will make for a much smoother transition.