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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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- Interview: Stephen Landry, CIO for Seton Hall University
May 24, 2013
In this podcast, Stephen Landry discusses attending a Gartner Symposium, disruptive technologies, and how higher education IT reflects the corporate world. …
- Interview: Loren Wilson, Director of Information Systems at Kansas State University
April 22, 2013
In this conversation with Marilu Goodyear, Loren Wilson discusses collaboration and strategy as information systems director at Kansas State University. …
- CNI Podcast: Wikipedia and Libraries: What's the Connection?
February 19, 2013
In this podcast, OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt and Sara Snyder from the Smithsonian Libraries talk about their presentation, "Wikipedia and Libraries: Wh…
- ERO Conversation: Ian Dolphin, Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation
February 11, 2013
Ian Dolphin is Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation. In this conversation with John Bucher, CTO for Oberlin College, Dolphin discusses the foundation's products and the benefits of com…
- CNI Podcast: Sigrun Eckelmann on the German Research Foundation
February 1, 2013
Sigrun Eckelmann is Program Director for Academic Libraries & Information Systems at the German Research Foundation (DFG). In this interview she described the programs she works with …
- CNI Podcast: The Research Data Alliance
January 18, 2013
Fran Berman is the Edward G. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Chris Greer is the associate director of the IT Lab at the National I…
- CNI Podcast: Does Preservation as a Service (PaaS) Make Sense?
January 17, 2013
David S. H. Rosenthal is Chief Scientist for the LOCKSS Program at Stanford University. In this conversation he discusses the pricing and surprising challenges of outsourcing long-term data s…
- CNI Podcast: Carly Strasser & John Kunze on New Tools for Enabling Research
January 17, 2013
Carly Strasser is data curation specialist at the UC Curation Center. John Kunze is a preservation technologist for the California Digital Library. In this conversation they highlight…
- CNI Podcast: Anita de Waard on the Force 11 Research and e-Scholarship Community
January 16, 2013
Anita de Waard is Vice President for Research Data Collaborations at Elsevier. In 2011 she joined with researchers, publishers, and digital scholars in various fields to create Force 11 , …
- ERO Podcast Conversation: Sarah Morrow, Privacy Officer for the Pennsylvania State University
January 7, 2013
Sarah Morrow is a privacy officer for the Pennsylvania State University. In this podcast conversation she talks about the relationship between privacy and institutional interests. …