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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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- Managing the Funding Gap: How Todayâ€™s Economic Downturn Is Impacting IT Leaders and Their Organizations
January 20, 2009
The sharp decline in the global economy is driving institutions to significantly reduce expenditures and curtail investments. Institutions are cutting budgets deeply and across the board as they …
- With Budget Crunch Hitting IT, Time to Rethink Role?
December 11, 2008
Collegesâ€™ information technology budgets arenâ€™t immune to the economic downturn, and some CIOs see opportunity to streamline priorities and recast their mission. …
- Colleges Struggle to Keep 'Smart' Classrooms Up to Date
October 17, 2008
Colleges have been building so-called smart classrooms for years, equipping them with computerized projectors, digital whiteboards, and other tools. Now some of those once-high-tech rooms are sta…
- EDUCAUSE Core Data Service 2007 Summary Report
October 8, 2008
EDUCAUSE Core Data Service Fiscal Year 2007 Summary Report summarizes much of the data collected through the 2007 EDUCAUSE core data survey about campus information technology (IT) en…
- The â€œDeveloping Countryâ€ Model of Information Technology
September 15, 2008
© 2008 Eduardo J. PadrÃ³n EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 43, no. 5 (September/October 2008) The â€œDeveloping Countryâ€ Model of Information Technology Eduardo J. PadrÃ³n …
- Podcast: ERPs and the Academy: The Benefits and the Problems
May 18, 2009
This hour and sixteen minute podcast features a general session discussion from the EDUCAUSE 2009 Enterprise Information and Technology Conference. The discussion, " ERPs and the Academy: T…
- Happy Families, Good Fences, and Winning IT Collaborations
July 22, 2008
Â This ECAR research bulletin introduces the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation research on successful collaborative practices in the context of higher education. It details 20 collaborative success …
- Reshaping IT for the Future
May 29, 2013
A session at the Southeast Regional Conference
Is the current standard structure of IT departments sufficient to take IT into the future to meet demands placed on IT departments by emerging technologies and reduced resources? We will discuss …
- Top-Ten IT Issues, 2008
May 7, 2008
© 2008 Debra H. Allison, Peter B. DeBlois, and the 2008 EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 …
- Current Issues Survey Report, 2008
May 5, 2008
© 2008 Debra H. Allison, Peter B. DeBlois, and the EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Work…