Lev Gonick, CIO at Case Western Reserve University, has published his "Top 10 IT Trends for Higher Education in 2009". It's a very good list. If true, the CIO's job is getting harder, not easier.
I have one quarrel and one comment.
My quarrel: Gonick predicts that in the category of cloud computing we will see "significant moves in the university space going well beyond cloud email services." He is particularly bullish on storage. No doubt experimentation will continue this year, but I doubt that cloud computing is ready for prime time in the enterprise. I could be wrong. If so, I would love to hear if anyone is using cloud computing in production environments for mission critical applications.
My comment: I hope that we will see significant movement this year in analytics. In his web log Mark Milliron observes that as "more accountability with less funding" becomes standard fare", one of the few strategic tools in the institution's arsenal is analytics. Will this be the year that analytics begins to get serious traction or will it continue to remain buried in the portfolio as just another project?