Cloud Computing Calls for New IT Leadership Role in Higher Education

Provided by: International Journal of Engineering and Science Invention (IJESI)
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
In this paper the authors discuss the new roles of IT leaders Chief Information Officers (CIOs) which came into being as a result of the new dimension assumed in cloud computing. The focus has shifted from simple internal IT infrastructure solutions to developing cloud strategies that deliver increased flexibility and functionality using a mixture of public and private cloud-based application and platform services to institutions. This shift has given birth to a new role for the CIOs in the universities since they are saddled with the responsibility of ensuring an effective alignment of IT investment strategy with that of the overall organizational objectives in order to create value to the organization.

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