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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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EDUCAUSE Library Items for IT Funding
- EDUCAUSE Top-10 IT Issues 2013
June 3, 2013
A quick rundown of the list with comments from higher education IT leaders. A quick rundown of the list with comments from hi…
- Cloud Computing in Education
March 7, 2013
This video, produced by TeachPrivacy , discusses the benefits and risks of educational institutions using cloud computing providers. Advice is provided for how educational institutions should …
- Policy Implications of Big Data and Analytics
August 13, 2012
EDUCAUSE Policy recently asked association representatives from ACE, AACC, NACUBO, AASCU, and NAICU what they think are the policy implications that arise with the increased use of big…
- Mobile Infrastructure Strategies Video
April 29, 2011
A variety of IT leaders speak about their ideas for mobile infrastructure in higher education. A variety of IT leaders speak about their …
- Mobile Security in Higher Education Video
April 28, 2011
A variety of higher education leaders comment on mobile security in higher education. A variety of higher education leaders comment on mo…
- Mobile Devices in Teaching and Learning Video
April 26, 2011
A variety of higher education leaders comment on the use of mobile devices in teaching and learning. A variety of higher education leader…
- Are Mobile Devices Fundamentally Affecting Higher Education? Video
April 25, 2011
EDUCAUSE asks: "Are mobile devices fundamentally affecting higher education?" We hear answers from: David Lowe, University of Connecticut Clement Guthro, Colby College Jaime Com…
- Sustainability at Emory: Building Community by Going Green
February 9, 2010
This video highlights Emory’s efforts to maintain more than half its campus as green space, to motivate students to reduce personal energy consumption, and to host farmers markets and create e…
- Open Content vs. Closed Doors (Or Closed Minds?)
January 1, 2006
The author discusses the evolution of the digital divide discourse, recent trends regarding content development, and how tools such as blogs and wikis are changing how content is created for margin…