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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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- 'Blatant Copying' in Coursework
January 1, 2005
Examiners for British standardized tests are reporting increasingly obvious examples of cut-and-paste cheating on exams, a problem they attribute both to student behavior and to excessive help from…
- 'E-Mail Wiretapping' Prosecutions Could Increase in the Future
January 1, 2005
"A federal appeals court ruling in Boston last week on e-mail wiretapping is reverberating throughout the Internet communityâ€”and legal worldâ€”with a consensus emerging that there …
- 'Evil Twin' Fear for Wireless Net
January 1, 2005
Researchers at Britain's Cranfield University are warning users of wireless computing devices about bogus Wi-Fi access points that can steal personal information. The so-called evil twin hotsp…
- 'Morphing' Community Colleges
April 7, 2009
With some offering bachelor's degrees and others building dorms or creating campuses for businesses, institutional leaders consider how to define missions and emphasize the associate degree.…
February 3, 2010
In a new book, Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates (University of Chicago Press), Adrian Johns details the long history of the term and its battles, arguing tha…
- 'Spam King' Ordered to Disable Spyware
January 1, 2004
A federal judge has issued a restraining order against notorious spammer Stanford Wallace, forcing him to disable spyware programs that secretly track users' actions and flood their computers …
- 'The Hammer's Coming'
January 1, 2007
"A program called cGrid took center stage at a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Thursday â€” the latest in a series of meetings convened by the c…
- 'The World Is Open'
August 25, 2009
Author, Curtis J. Bonk, a professor of instructional systems technology at Indiana University, explains themes of new book about how technology and "open access" ideas are changing educ…
- 'Tuning' College Degrees
April 8, 2009
In experiment based on European model, three states will seek to agree on competencies and learning objectives needed for six fields of study, regardless of institution. …
- "Born Medieval": MSS. in the Digital Scriptorium
February 15, 2008
Stephen G. Nichols tells of creating a digital library of manuscripts of the <i>Romance of the Rose</i>, the most popular vernacular French romance of the Middle Ages. The scholarly r…