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Annually CAUDIT Members are surveyed to determine the Top Ten issues affecting the strategic utilisation of technology in support of their organisations' mission.  

The CAUDIT Top Ten issues list is a vital tool highlighting the most significant areas of interest and opportunity for ICT leaders in Australian and New Zealand higher education and research sectors. 

The CAUDIT Top Ten forms part of the CAUDIT Strategic Plan focus.

Most striking of the 2016 ranking is the lessening focus on Research Support – ‘Developing a sustainable research support model servicing the needs of all researchers’ – dropping from the top three in 2013 to 2015, to #9 in 2016. This may be a reflection of progress made in this area and engagement with the national eResearch Framework discussion.

Two new entries for 2016 were highly rated – issue #3 Information Security and issue #4 Education Technology. One impact was the drop of the associated security issue Secure Collaboration from issue #5 in 2015 to issue #22 in 2016.

Remerging as Top Ten issues after dropping outside the Top Ten ranking in 2015 were issue #6 Workforce Evolution up from #12 in 2015, and issue #7 Business Value, up from #14 in 2015.

Support for the core activities of teaching and learning remain at the top with additional issues relating to these also appearing.

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