Eduventures Announces Appointment of New Strategic Technology Analyst Jeff Alderson

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Technology Leader Joins the Eduventures Team as a Principal Enterprise Software Analyst: Firm Extends Coverage of the Higher Ed Technology Sector with Group Dedicated to Advising Higher Education Leaders on Technology Decisions.

Jeffrey Alderson, Principal Enterprise Software Analyst

According to Tony Friscia, Eduventures CEO, "Our coverage of this market is helping institutions make sense of the technology landscape and realize more value from their IT investments."

Eduventures, Inc., the leading research and advisory firm that is focused exclusively on analyzing the forces that are transforming higher education, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Alderson as a Principal Enterprise Software Analyst. In this role, Jeff will oversee our coverage of key strategic and operational IT issues. His experience as a solutions architect and design expert for higher education will help our clients make the right purchasing decisions when evaluating enterprise software and systems. From the student experience on campus to the promise of big data, Eduventures research will provide analysis of key IT trends and challenges facing leaders of higher education institutions.

Jeff joins Eduventures with over 15 years of education technology experience. Prior to joining the team, Jeff was Lead Architect at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and spent 10 years in a variety of senior management roles including the Boston-based startup ConnectEDU . He advises several non-profits in the education technology sector, most notably the P20 Education Standards Council (PESC) and the Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA). Jeff is a US Air Force veteran and is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Higher Education Spending on Information Technology Will Exceed $45 Billion

The number of technology vendors entering the higher education market has exploded in recent years, attracting billions in equity investments. According to Tony Friscia, Eduventures President and CEO, “We expect this market to pick up speed in 2015 as technology continues to offer the tools for transformation in academic institutions. Even schools with limited resources are investing in new technology initiatives in order to remain competitive. In many cases, colleges across the country are coming to the realization that technology is the key to survival. Our coverage of this market is helping institutions make sense of the technology landscape and realize more value from their IT investments. We are excited to have Jeff Alderson’s experience and leadership to strengthen our technology research team.”

About Eduventures
Eduventures is the leading research and advisory firm that is focused exclusively on analyzing the forces that are transforming higher education. Building on twenty years of success in working with education leaders, Eduventures provides forward-looking and actionable research based on proprietary market data, and advisory services that support both strategic and operational decision-making. Our recommendations and personalized support enable clients to understand the top traits of leaders in critical disciplines and to evaluate the opportunities presented by new technologies. For more information about Eduventure’s research, practice areas and team, visit us at http://www.eduventures.com.

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