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Strategic Direction and Timing in Education: Mashing Up the Strategic Technology Map and the Hype Cycle

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The institutional benefit realization from IT investments is today usually dependent on good understanding of the objectives by a large number of decision makers as well as end users. It is in this context that tools that help the CIO forge and execute a strategic direction through collaboration and communication are indispensible. In this paper, Gartner offers a simple procedure and tools where people mash up the well-known Hype Cycle and the Strategic Technology Map to aid the CIO in visualizing strategic priorities and their timing.