US campuses quickly embracing online student services platforms

From Times Higher Education: “Years after the technology started spreading in other industries, at least 131 institutions took the leap in 2021 into modern cloud-based systems that fundamentally end reliance on paper-based forms or their relatively crude online replications, up from only 66 in 2020, the technology research firm Tambellini Group reported. … Yet the decision to move ahead remains a major hurdle for most universities, Ms Tambellini said, because initial implementation costs can run from $5 million (£4 million) to $10 million for mid-sized institutions, and far more at larger campuses, with those numbers quickly multiplying in subsequent years.”

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