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Competing for IT Talent in a Tight Labor Market: How Institutions Can Retain In-Demand IT Staff and Become a Destination Employer

Join the IT Forum for a two-part virtual roundtable series to discuss strategies to shore up retention and build a more talent-“resilient” IT shop. These roundtables will bring together IT leaders to learn from across the globe to engage in a two-day conversation about talent challenges and opportunities. Sessions are limited to Chief Information Officers and Chief Business Officers.

Higher Education’s Growing IT Talent Crisis: Preview of the 2022 IT Executive Roundtable Talent Discussion

Higher education has long faced challenges recruiting and retaining IT talent. With low unemployment and a growing gulf between compensation in higher education relative to the private sector, university leaders face the worst IT labor market ever.

Research and Services

IT Labor Market Analysis for Higher Ed

This resource will help higher ed IT leaders gain a better understanding of the IT labor market so they can more effectively advertise jobs and make the argument for competitive recruitment strategies.

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How to engage your campus in a security-first culture

Cyberattacks have increased both in frequency and ferocity, leading to compromised operations, leaked personal data, multi-million-dollar losses, and even school closures. Now more than ever, IT leaders and their teams need the support of boards, cabinets, and the overall campus community to improve their institutional security posture and protect their institutions from devastating attacks.

What IT leaders need to know about the state of the higher ed sector

At every turn, higher ed institutions must now compete to be the institution of choice for their students, their talent, their research funding, and more. Discover the takeaways about these challenges from our roundtable discussion with CIOs and IT leaders.

IT Resource Hub

EAB provides in-depth research and services for higher ed IT leaders to meet their most pressing challenges. We’ve surfaced best practices to help you navigate digital transformation, improve stakeholder communication, tackle data governance, and more.

Quick Reads

3 reasons to put your Student Information System evaluation on hold

Here are three reasons to put your SIS evaluation on hold—and consider a different path forward in your digital transformation strategy.

3 insights to inform laptop program design and administration for IT leaders

In an age where laptops are arguably a student’s most important educational tool, institutions are witnessing firsthand how laptop programs address student access and equity issues. We analyzed laptop programs that pre-date COVID-19 and discerned three insights to inform how colleges and universities should design and administer laptop programs.

Bringing a digital strategy to life: expert advice from the University of Greenwich’s Director of Information and Library Services

It’s one thing to acknowledge the need for digital innovation and digital dexterity in response to student expectations and business continuity challenges—and another thing to bring those ideas to fruition. Digital strategies can be really helpful in this regard, aligning campus stakeholders around a shared vision for a digital university.


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Here’s how to sunset technology

This executive brief compiles best practice research to help IT leaders leverage data and principled tactics to mitigate risks, eliminate legacy and redundant technologies, and recoup valuable IT costs and resources.

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