Interest has grown exponentially in the education industry and driven an explosion in the number of ICT vendors targeting colleges and universities.Nicole Engelbert
What are the big challenges for 2016?
As the global economic crisis recedes, interest has grown exponentially in the higher education industry. This has driven an explosion in the number of ICT and services vendors targeting colleges and universities, from start-ups through to established horizontal players launching new industry-specific solutions and organizations.
The growing adoption of cloud and horizontal solutions, once unheard of in the HE industry, further opens the door to new players and change the competitive landscape in profound ways. The short-term horizon offers many attractive opportunities to a broad spectrum of vendor types.
Our Education Technology research enables you to:
Assess the opportunity
- ICT Spending Forecast. A five-year view on growth in the education market, segmented by technology source and geography, and updated annually
- Trends to Watch. Signature reports highlighting the key predictions and trends in education for the year ahead
- Strategic Focus reports. Comprehensive and business-focussed analysis of the critical issues impacting technology development and investment in the education sector.
Target the market
- Ovum Decision Matrix. These reports provide a detailed and comprehensive benchmark of the key product and service vendors in a particular area of the education market. Coverage includes learning management systems, constituent relationship management, and institutional performance management.
- ICT Enterprise Insights – Education. An interactive tool for assessing ICT investment patterns in the education sector globally, with the ability to segment by geography, institutional type, and solution area
- Innovation case studies. Recommendations, best practice, and advice based on the experiences of organizations using technology to solve business challenges.
Compete to win business
- ICT Sales Prospector. Helps vendor sales teams to assess industry revenue potential, and quickly create targeted lists of companies with detailed information from a database of over 800,000 organizations.
- Preparing for a new content landscape – the downfall of textbooks and the rise of video? As students increasingly ‘vote with their feet’ when it comes to traditional textbooks, in terms of both format and cost, and increasingly demand more interactivity with and mobile delivery for course content, institutions must re-consider their textbook strategies. There are profound implications for the ICT infrastructure including mission-critical systems such as the LMS, SIS, ERP, and CMS, but horizontal solutions and services such as security, identity management, and even connectivity.
- Student systems…the next ten years The SIS is arguably a college or university’s most critical solution, managing academic transactions such as registration, grading, and degree conferral. However, as institutions have come to rely on these solutions and their reach has grown, it has become increasingly difficult and costly to maintain them. Sparked by new delivery models and market entrants, the next decade is likely to see a dramatic shift in the institutional strategy around maintaining and realizing value from investments in the SIS.
- The rise of the non-traditional learner As demographic trends and workforce development needs shift in an increasingly dynamic and global economy, the relevancy of traditional higher education model of full-time study, in degree programs, and measured in credit hours is being called into question. Yet supporting non-traditional students and programs will require a new level of flexibility from core solutions, such as the SIS and ERP, and a set of tools and capabilities from the LMS that support a more pedagogically-rich online learning experience.
- New series of higher education case studies
- Improved education ICT market forecast. including all IT and telecoms spending across higher education software, hardware and services domains