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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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- Guide to Protecting the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information
April 15, 2010
This publication provides guidance to agencies for identifying PII and determining the appropriate level of protection for it. It also suggests controls to provide that level of protection and gi…
- Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records
June 30, 2005
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 ("FACT Act" or "Act") requires the Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insu…
- Standards for Security Categorization of Federal Information and Information Systems (FIPS-199)
February 18, 2004
The E-Government Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-347), recognized the importance of information security to the economic and national security interests of the United States. Title III of the E-Gove…
- Information Security and Data Breach Notification Safeguards
January 28, 2010
The 2010 report describes information security and data breach notification requirements included in the Privacy Act, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Office of Management…
- Personal Information: Data Breaches Are Frequent, but Evidence of Resulting Identity Theft Is Limited; However, the Full Extent Is Unknown
June 4, 2007
In recent years, many entities in the private, public, and government sectors have reported the loss or theft of sensitive personal information. These breaches have raised concerns in part becaus…
- Guin v. Brazos Higher Ed. Service Corp., Inc.
January 1, 2005
Motion for Summary Judgment, Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c), claim for negligence, Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, 15 U.S.C. Â§ 6801. "Plaintiff Stacy Guin alleges that Defendant Brazos Higher Education Ser…
- Governments Could Do More to Reduce Display in Public Records and on Identity Cards
January 1, 2004
This recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office is concerned about the over-use of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and the potential for their misuse as part of the growing problem o…
- Letter to University of Wisconsin-River Falls re: Student Account Identifiers
January 1, 2004
A letter outlining the FERPA rule on electronic IDs. The letter states that there is nothing wrong with schools releasing electronic IDs as long as (a) they're not derived from SSNs, and (b) …