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Aligning IT Funding Models to the Pace of Technology Change: Enabling Financial Flexibility for Core, Flexible, and Transformative Services, ECAR Working Group, December 2015. The EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) brought together a group of high-level IT and finance leaders from a wide range of institutions to work together to understand how to better align IT funding models to the pace of technology change. The results of this collaboration between technology and business officers provide guidance and suggestions to help institution
2014 CDS Benchmarking Report February 2015. 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.
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.
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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- Leading an Effective Briefing with Board Executives about Information Security
January 11, 2016
Educating your institution's governing board about information security gives them a clearer picture of organizational cybersecurity challenges and the potential costs to your institution of…
- ED Department in Hot Seat Before Congress over Data Security Practices
December 8, 2015
The Department of Education was called before Congress to discuss problems facing its Office of Federal Student Aid. From oversight of contractors to student data security, the department heard n…
- This Message Will Not Self-Destruct: Privacy and Security in an Increasingly Connected World
October 21, 2015
With more data being collected — and shared — about us all the time, it behooves each of us to stay aware of the type, amount, and reach of that data to protect not just our privacy but also …
- Life Online: Musings and Memoirs
October 19, 2015
With digital advances come advancing digital threats. Look back to see why today's comprehensive layered security programs and safeguards must continue to evolve. …
- Keep Your Digital Home Secure in the 21st Century
October 12, 2015
You want to approach security as if you were trying to secure your own physical home, imagining that it is in the worst neighborhood on the planet and must withstand endless attacks from skilled …
- Designing IT Guidelines for Global Travel
August 17, 2015
Programs shuttling students, faculty, and staff to foreign destinations challenge university IT departments especially, in that foreign locations and governments can test established IT policies …
- Password Managers
July 14, 2015
Learn more about password manager tools, who might use these tools and why, as well as the benefits and risks to consider when using these tools. This resource also includes a list of technologie…
- Where Should You Keep Your Data?
June 25, 2015
"Formal policies on information storage are finally beginning to emerge from federal grant agencies. Federal funding agencies have made it clear that grant proposals must include plans for s…
- EDUCAUSE Comments: NIST Controlled Unclassified Information Guidelines
May 19, 2015
In late 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released an initial public draft of a new set of guidelines for federal agencies to follow in securing sensitive unclassifi…
- Cybersecurity in Higher Ed: Searching for a Better Model
April 13, 2015
Key Takeaways Models such as "cyberwar" and "cybercrime" have not proven effective for information security in higher education, suggesting that a differe…