K-12 Common Core technology demands are top-of-mind for US K-12 IT management. According to a recent survey conducted by O’Keeffe & Company for CDW, roughly 83% of school district IT teams list meeting the technology requirements of Common Core is one of their top three priorities, and 29% report that it’s their first priority.
But Common Core places new technology demands on schools and districts. Not surprisingly, budget concerns were a top IT concern, shared by 76% of those surveyed.
Even if the Pioneer Institute of Public Policy Research has overestimated the 7 year total for technology investments needed by K-12 schools (they show it to be a staggering $6,867,889,169), it is clear there will be some investment needed.
But how will districts and schools fund the necessary technology?
In this brief web article, K-12 CIOs, IT teams, and finance teams can learn ways to identify IT waste with greater precision to help fund the technology requirements of Common Core. K-12 Common Core technology demands can be met, once IT waste is precisely identified and IT spending optimized.
Of course, Scalable’s Asset Vision can help K-12 IT enable IT Cost Optimization and free up budgets to support Common Core. In addition, Asset Vision can help schools and districts “find” resources by reducing IT waste, enabling new technology investments that support improved outcomes for more students.