Your Challenges

It’s difficult for higher education institutions to develop a strategic plan around data that prioritizes student success because:

  • Siloed data inhibits information sharing and collaboration
  • Misalignment exists amongst data stewards and owners
  • IT teams are under resourced
  • There is a lack of understanding for how data drives progress towards goals 

Our Solutions

In as little as two weeks, Infinitive helps university leaders and constituents build consensus around university-wide goals and challenges to formulate a business case for investment in the cloud. Our Higher Education Strategic Data Planning Service will provide:

  • Summary of findings on institution goals communicated to stakeholders
  • Assessment of opportunities and gaps within data tied to prioritized goals
  • Business case for expanded use of the cloud
  • High-level roadmap with feasible and tangible next steps

How We’ve Done it

Infinitive helped an education organization overcome barriers of the college application process by streamlining the identification of trends. The client understood moving to the cloud was a potential solution but needed guidance of where to begin. Infinitive:

  • Conducted 25+ discovery interviews with internal and external parties to determine uses cases, user groups, and desired datasets
  • Guided the prioritization of the identified uses cases
  • Reviewed current data architecture internally
  • Collaborated with technical stakeholders to analyze the best tools and processes (ETL, QA testing, etc.)
  • Built a high-level roadmap for a data lake architecture including the prioritization of data tables for ingest
  • Partnered with AWS to confirm future state architecture
  • Conducted an executive briefing with the client to create alignment and understanding
  • Completed a Proof of Concept (POC) for a high complexity data set

Why Work With Infinitive

With over 20+ years of consulting experience in education, Infinitive has the expertise needed to help clients understand, prioritize, and align goals and challenges when it comes to data. We bring a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and frameworks to help university leaders understand their data maturity journey, identify next steps to enable data as a superpower, and build a business case for data to achieve strategic goals.

  • AWS Education Competency
  • AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with deep experience in higher education and education technology companies
  • Combination of industry, technology, and consulting expertise to drive progress against mission goals