The physical infrastructure and capabilities of K12 information technology have undergone a transformation over the years, according to "The Future of Information Technology." This white paper, released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) on Nov. 12, explains how K12 IT departments have evolved and where they will be a decade from now.
The paper notes four major trends changing the role of the CTO:
- IT outsourcing (ITO) through virtualization and cloud computing
- Decentralized control as students bring their own technology to the school environment
- Limitless storage solutions at cheaper prices
- Mass virtualization of the data center
To see the full report, visit www.cosn.org.