Budget Strategies for the Cloud

Adapt your budget strategy for the cloud. A cloud services strategy needs to include financial considerations that focus on a transition from capital expenses to operating expenses, changes in implementation costs associated with enterprise projects, and a close examination of ways to increase efficiency and maximize value.

Enterprise IT Case Studies

In this set of EDUCAUSE Review case studies, see how two institutions have handled a situation that calls for shifting budget strategies as a result of cloud migrations.


Adjust Your Funding and Budgeting Strategy

Aligning IT Funding Models to the Pace of Technology Change: Enabling Financial Flexibility for Core, Flexible, and Transformative Service

ECAR working group paper offering guidance and suggestions for making smart, informed decisions about IT investments

TCO for Cloud Services: A Framework

Framework developed by the ECAR TCO working group to help compare on-premise costs with cloud costs

Calculating the Costs of Distributed IT Staff and Applications

ECAR working group paper that Identifies barriers to calculating costs, suggests strategies to overcome barriers, and defines a distributed IT expense

EDUCAUSE Analytics Services EDUCAUSE Analytics Services provides higher education leaders with insights on peer institutions and benchmarks.

Cybersecurity Program

Help with information security related to finance issues.

EDUCAUSE Library page on Compliance EDUCAUSE articles, papers, and presentations to help you create reliable structures and measures to ensure success and minimize failure

Policy Spotlight

Current IT policy issues affecting higher education, including many with fiscal implications

EDUCAUSE Library Budgets Page

EDUCAUSE resources on budget issues in higher education IT

EDUCAUSE Library IT Funding Page

EDUCAUSE resources on IT funding issues

Recommended Reading


Implications Across the Institution