Sourcing Strategies for the Cloud

Create a forward-thinking cloud strategy. When developing a sourcing strategy in support of the institutional mission, plan for a balance of on-premise services, shared services, and cloud services that fits with institutional goals and resources, while also preparing the organization for a future where on-premises solutions are the exception rather than the rule.

Enterprise IT Case Studies

In this set of EDUCAUSE Review case studies, see how different types and sizes of colleges and universities have managed a situation that calls for developing an institutional cloud strategy.

Plan Your Cloud Strategy

Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud

An ECAR Cloud Working Group is developing a set of seven papers to help institutions understand and address the challenges of cloud adoption:

  • Introduction
  • Cloud-Aware Governance
  • Transforming the IT Organization
  • Building a Migration Plan
  • Operationalizing the Cloud
  • Managing Risk
  • Supporting Users

EDUCAUSE Benchmarking Services Beta

Helps measure progress in several areas important to cloud strategy development such as IT governance, IT risk management, information security, and culture of innovation.

EDUCAUSE Core Data Service

Information from CDS Module 8, Information Systems and Applications, includes data on systems that colleges and universities have moved to the cloud

Cybersecurity Program

Help with information security issues in the cloud

The Higher Education IT Service Catalog: A Working Model for Comparison and Collaboration

Working group paper outlining a model service catalog as a first step in service management

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 that impact enterprise IT.

TCO for Cloud Services: A Framework

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

EDUCAUSE Library Cloud Computing Page

All EDUCAUSE resources on cloud computing, with faceted search options