IT Staffing Issues Won’t Fix Themselves
The level of technological sophistication needed to run an institution is increasing. Colleges and universities are losing quality IT staff to the for-profit sector. This brain drain has severe consequences for schools:
- Lack of comprehensive IT strategic plans and the resources to increase the velocity of project completion
- Short-staffed, overworked IT departments don’t have the bandwidth to undertake significant, transformational initiatives
- Consistent turnover exacerbates the high costs of hiring and hiring managers may have to settle for less-qualified talent to quickly fill open positions
- When software and operating systems are left unpatched, unsupported and unmonitored, schools are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks
Specialized IT talent is necessary to improve an institution’s bottom line and student experiences, undertake strategic business initiatives, and be better positioned for long-term, sustainable success.