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Establish an IT strategy that aligns with your institutional mission 

Strategic IT planning forms the groundwork for IT investment and helps ensure technology investments align with institutional objectives. Our team has the experience to lead IT planning initiatives, define strategic vision, aggregate consensus among diverse stakeholder groups, and develop actionable plans that deliver results.

Using our proven methodology, we’ll work with you on a plan designed for practical implementation, which can be scaled to meet your desired timeline.   

Graphic that shows three steps: Analyze current state, develop strategy goals, and create IT strategy

As strategic IT planning consultants, the BerryDunn team works collaboratively with staff, administration, IT resources, and other key stakeholders to establish a unified strategic direction with clearly articulated objectives. Whether to address immediate IT needs or to establish comprehensive, multi-year institutional plans, we have the skills and resources to guide you through the strategic planning process—without losing sight of the students, faculty, and researchers served by system enhancements.

We work with a variety of higher education institutions, including:  

  • Public institutions  
  • Private, 4-year institutions  
  • Community colleges  
  • University systems 

BerryDunn’s higher ed IT consulting team will:

  • Maintain a strong customer focus. Our team will engage a broad cross-section of your organization and integrate their needs into both short- and long-term IT planning.
  • Develop informed recommendations. In addition to stakeholder input, we rely on key data, and produce recommendations derived from thorough, thoughtful analysis.
  • Produce actionable results. Our planning efforts are designed for practical implementation, with ongoing support to ensure system-wide adoption.

It’s time to get strategic. Contact our higher ed consulting team to learn more. 

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“We engaged BerryDunn to conduct an objective assessment of our IT services, security, and resources. The consultants we worked with were collaborative, insightful, and knowledgeable. We have been able to mature our IT organization based on their guidance.” 

- Kathie Koch, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Columbia College of Chicago

A collaborative and insightful team

“The time spent developing a strategic plan with the guidance of BerryDunn has proven to be invaluable to our organization and has provided us with a clear roadmap moving forward for the next several years. The additional work on an IT Assessment and coaching made this a very worthwhile engagement. Working with Joe and his team was a great experience and I hope we have an opportunity to work with them on future initiatives."

- Marc Drescher, CIO, Santa Monica College

A clear roadmap—strategic technology planning for a college

“We have engaged BerryDunn for the performance of two NIST/GLBA risk assessments over the last two years. Each time the consultants were professional, knowledgeable, and provided great insight with specific knowledge to the higher education industry.”  

- Alicia Porter, Ohio University

Higher education expertise