The target audience for the ICT group is primarily university professionals working in ICT, but because ICT is included in all work processes, the group aims to collaborate with the other groups in NUAS to reach a broader audience.
The group is working on benchmarking, using Bencheit, between universities in the region. The group considers supplementing this benchmarking with a survey of satisfaction with ICT services.
Other possible topics include cloud computing, ICT use in education where the digital examination is included, and ICT governance at universities
Activity goals for 2019‒2020
We have thoughts of organizing the next Nordic CIO Forum in 2020, but the time and the place are still open. We have to keep in mind that our European level association called EUNIS is organizing a really big IT congress in 2019 in Trondheim and again in 2020 in Helsinki and we should not compete with these events. On the other hand, a Nordic level meeting or workshop is urgently needed as there are many open hot topics related to just the Nordic university environment.
We quite naturally want to support NUAS Forum 2019 in Tromsø and are talking about possibly organizing some Nordic level preconference event there.
We want to continue our partnership discussions with Microsoft so that we could in the future have a pan-Nordic licensing and cooperation agreement with them that could benefit both parties – and drive down the license costs that Nordic universities are paying today.