Jisc has launched a new service designed to guide universities towards digital transformation. Using the latest insights, frameworks and tools, as well as advice from sector experts, the digital transformation consultancy service offers universities flexible, targeted solutions and support to ensure their readiness for a digital future.
Acting as an extension of in-house teams, Jisc’s digital transformation consultancy service aims to bridge gaps by offering specialist insights, fresh perspectives and actionable strategies.
Lindsey Gullick, head of consultancy for higher education at Jisc, said:
“Implementing digital across an organisation can, of course, come with challenges. Successful digital transformation requires buy-in from leadership, the right investment, robust and secure infrastructure, engaged stakeholders and digitally capable staff and students.
“Digital transformation is a game-changing investment, and this new individually tailored consultancy offering aims to help universities address these challenges.”
The new service builds on Jisc’s digital transformation in higher education guide, which supports the development of digital strategies, the assessment of digital maturity across an institution, and the creation of actionable roadmaps and plans for implementation. The toolkit covers digital and physical infrastructure, effective digital leadership and organisational culture, offering a holistic approach to digital transformation.
Sarah Knight, Jisc’s head of learning and teaching transformation for higher education, said:
"Strategically embracing technology across universities is necessary for their enduring success. Not only does it make education flexible for everyone, but it also optimises efficiency, fortifies resilience during disruptions, and can even reduce environmental impact.
“Fundamentally, though, digital transformation is about using technology to better meet the needs of students and staff, prioritising the people making use of innovative advancements."