Session 8595: Evaluating Alternatives for Modernization: To SaaS or not to SaaS
Track: Leading Change
Primary Presenter: Joseph A Moreau [Vice Chancellor of Technology - Foothill-De Anza Community College District]
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There is a convergence of mounting pressures impacting Higher Education today: the intense need for remote learning and administration, an IT skills shortage, a proliferation of new technologies and delivery options, and an increase in cybercrime, to name a few. Cloud transformation is a critical step in modernizing your institution and can alleviate those pressures. Moving to the cloud increases efficiency, reduces administrative complexity, and decreases total cost of ownership, all while maximizing your long-term value, improving resiliency, and offering continuous access to new functionality. You get the confidence that your data is secure and accessible to the latest software without the worries of time-consuming and expensive upgrades. Join a discussion between two former HEUG Presidents, Joseph Moreau Vice Chancellor at Technology at Foothill-De Anza Community College and Kari Branjord, Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation at Ellucian, on the benefits of SaaS. Specifically, they will address these questions: What is the right digital transformation path for your institution? What is the value of staying on-premises versus moving to managed cloud versus moving to SaaS? What are the biggest myths about moving to SaaS that can be debunked? What criteria should you consider when looking for a partner to support you in your SaaS journey?