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We Built, We Bought, We Shared: The Costs of Administrative Service Systems vs. the Academic Mission, EDUCAUSE Review, July 2014. In this article, CIOs talk candidly about three strategies: building-your-own in the modern era; buying and implementing in smarter ways; and joining a higher education consortium that shares processes and software.
2013 CDS Executive Summary Report February 2014. This report provides higher education CIOs and senior IT leaders with the benchmarks they need to make strategic decisions about IT at their institutions. Each year, more than 750 institutions (both within and outside the United States) participate in a survey about IT financials, staffing, and services. This report provides a glimpse into the breadth of CDS data and summarizes the most important findings from this year’s survey.
Technology and the Broken Higher Education Cost Model: Insights from the Delta Cost Project, September 5, 2012. The Delta Cost Project has drawn attention to the need for a new focus on institutional spending and has provided a number of useful metrics for thinking about how different types of institutions spend money, about the relationships between costs and revenues, and about the declining public subsidies in public higher education.
The EDUCAUSE 2011 Core Data Service Report: Highlights and Insights into Higher Education Information Technology, January 2012. "The IT Organization, Budgets, and Funding" chapter provides statistics on where IT funding sources are from and what the budget is being spent on.
Expert Discussion Session: Unexpected Outcomes from the Cost-Cutting Era. EDUCAUSE 2011 presentation. Two CIOs share their experiences and some of the outcomes from these belt-tightening measures.
Funding-Model Archetypes for Central Information Technology Functions. ECAR research bulletin, January 2012. This CDS Spotlight ECAR research bulletin focuses on EDUCAUSE Core Data Service survey results related to funding models for IT functions.
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- CNI Podcast: Tom Cramer on the Open Geoportal
January 10, 2012
The Open Geoportal combines an intuitive, map-based search interface along with traditional text-based metadata search tools for rapid data discovery and for use in teaching, lear…
- Podcast: Laurie Antolovic Reconsiders the Enterprise IT Model
June 28, 2011
The global economic downturn has created significant financial challenges for institutions. In this interview, Deputy CIO for Indiana University, Laurie Antolovic , suggests how the current mo…
- CNI Podcast: The Public Knowledge Project's Brian Owen
May 5, 2011
The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) has been a very successful open source project during the past 10 years. The most recent count of Open Journal Systems (OJS) installations exceeds 8,000…
- E10 Session Podcast: Open-Source Strategies: Visionaries, Pragmatists, and Curmudgeons
December 30, 2010
Too often, discussion of open-source strategies includes only like-minded perspectives. This session presents respectful dialogue across divergent perspectives and experiences in discussing the p…
- CNI Podcast: Michael Seadle on National Hosting and Interoperability: The LuKII Project in Germany
December 29, 2010
In this interview, Michael Seadle, Dean and Principle Investigator on the LuKII Project at Humboldt-UniversitÃ¤t Berlin, talks about the policy and technical issues involved in this interoperab…
- CNI Podcast: David Greenbaum on Building Research Environments for the Digital Humanities
December 28, 2010
In September 2010, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $1.3 million grant to an international partnership of 10 universities to carry out the first 18-month build phase of a proposed multi-…
- Interview Podcast: Melody Childs on the Pros and Cons of an Open Source LMS
April 29, 2010
In this conversation with Melody Childs , Deputy CIO and Executive Director of User Support and Student IT Enablement at Louisiana State University, talks about her univeristy's experienc…
- E08 Podcast: An Interview with Allan Williams - Head of Systems and Desktop Services at Australian National University
June 15, 2009
This nineteen minute podcast features an interview recorded last October at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference . The interview is with Allan Williams , Head of Systems and Desktop Services…
- Podcast: John Maeda - Open Source Administration
March 20, 2009
This hour and ten minute podcast features a keynote address by John Maeda , President of the Rhode Island School of Design. The speech, " Open-Source Administration ," was delivere…
- CNI Podcast: An Interview with Martin Ramsey on Open Source Collaboration
February 3, 2009
This seventeen minute podcast features an interview with Martin Ramsey , President and founder of CEATH Company and founder and facilitator of LAMP, which was awarded the Mellon Awards for T…