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How Changes in the K-12 SIS Ecosystem Will Impact Your Planning

Published: 21 November 2016

ID: G00317841

Analyst(s): Kelly Calhoun Williams


As the market evolves, CIOs need new strategies for evaluating the implications of long-static K-12 SISs, and for aligning these with their organizations' current and future priorities.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Once monolithic K-12 student information systems (SISs) have recently expanded into an ecosystem in response to the rapid proliferation of data and demands for greater interoperability, requiring that CIOs re-evaluate integrated instructional management system options
  • As learning management systems (LMSs) have evolved, SISs have added new functionality to remain competitive, including analytics, content and curriculum management, causing CIOs to reassess the role of both systems
  • The increasing availability of cloud and SaaS solutions is enabling CIOs to consider opportunities to reduce SIS costs of ownership and organizational impact

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