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The annual CDS survey collects information about IT financials, staffing, and services, and is organized into one required module that collects core information and seven optional modules that collect more details on each IT domain.

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Survey Data Last Updated: 2014-11-22 18:56:25 MTN

M1 | IT Organization, Staffing, and Financing

Module 1 includes questions about central IT organization, staffing, and financing. This module is required for all participants.

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M2 | IT Support Services

Module 2 includes questions about help desk and other support services offered by central IT. This is an optional module.

Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

M3 | Educational Technology Services

Module 3 includes questions about educational technology service functions and facilities provided by central IT and other units. This is an optional module.

Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

M4 | Research Computing Services

Module 4 includes questions about consulting/support and operational IT services provided by central IT and other units for researchers, including access to remote resources. This is an optional module.

Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

M5 | Data Centers

Module 5 includes questions about data center configuration and services provided by central IT. Data centers are defined as facilities housing one or more servers or mainframes, associated storage, peripherals, plus power and cooling systems designed specifically for computing environments in either a production or disaster recovery capacity, but not separate network operation center(s) or telephone switch facilities. This is an optional module.

Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

M6 | Communications Infrastructure Services

Module 6 includes questions about the scope, characteristics, and role of central IT in providing data, voice, and video networks. This is an optional module.

Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

M7 | Information Security

Module 7 includes questions about the IT security organization, staffing, policies, and practices related to information technology security. This is an optional module.

Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

M8 | Information Systems and Applications

Module 8 includes questions about characteristics of the institution's information systems, regardless of whether they are operated or supported by central IT. This is an optional module.

Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome
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