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Strategic ICT toolkit

About this toolkit

Toolkit and maturity model
Subject areas
ICT strategy
Technology Platform
Excel 2003
Conditions of use
Free to download from website
Date of original release
January 2010
Date of last known update
September 2011
Current status


Summary of stated purpose


The aim of the SICT self-analysis toolkit is to help higher education (HE) institutions to analyse, assess and develop their strategic use of information technologies and to support Chief Information Officers, Information Systems directors and senior leaders in HE move towards more strategically directed ICT deployment. It enables senior management to understand their current level of maturity in terms of ICT strategy and how to develop from one level of maturity to the next.




  • Understand the ways in which institutions are operational, strategic or transformational in the way that they align and integrate their ICT and institutional strategy
  • Produce practical open source tools which can help HEIs understand their current position and provide opportunities for development
  • Work closely with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) to integrate project outputs into the LFHE’s leadership development programmes


Output types


Quantitative and qualitative

This comprises:


  1. A knowledge base of information that provides awareness of the factors that impact and influence an institution’s strategic use of ICT.
  2. A set of case studies drawn from institutions within the HE sector with models of operational, strategic and transformational maturity.
  3. A self analysis framework that uses a structured method to measure an institution’s current maturity and guides the analysis of alternative approaches to maturing strategic ICT.


Supporting evidence


This project draws on the experience, insights and existing practices of a representative sample of HEIs to develop a self-analysis toolkit to stimulate this understanding and support institutional development.


URL http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gradschool/sict or http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gradschool/sict/documents/Strategic_ICT_Toolkit_V3.pdf


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