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 Benchmarking Services Beta

Helps measure progress in several areas important to funding and budget issues such as IT governance, IT risk management, information security, and culture of innovation.

EDUCAUSE Core Data Service

IT Expenditures information from the CDS IT Organization, Staffing, and Financing module includes data on college and university central IT financing.

Cybersecurity Program

Help with information security related to finance issues.

IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance Program

Resources for implementing governance, risk, and compliance activities

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