International Economic Growth And Prosperity

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Education is the key to global economic growth and prosperity. For any educational institution to compete in the global market, it must invest in higher education in a manner that is productive, accountable and reactive to the contemporary needs of its population. Over the past decade, institutions of higher learning have experience a significant paradigm shift of the role of information technology. It has evolved from being solely a support function to becoming a leader in innovation for these institutions. This has allowed many to perform a system wide alignment of information technology with the institution’s larger vision and mission through developing a technology strategy.
The technology strategic planning process represents a serious consideration and approach to evaluate current performance, identifying both strengths and weaknesses which may be internal or external to the University. This process provides insight for participants, staff, students, faculty and senior leadership to prioritize decision making and seriously consider the value of technology management and innovation in achieving the institutions stated goals and objectives. It also recognizes resource constraints while identifying potential opportunities for collaboration and partnerships both across the institution as well as with external partners.
In this document, West Virginia University is introduced as the premier higher education academic institution established almost 150…
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