Colleges and universities use Core Data Service benchmarks to inform IT strategic planning and management. CDS participants submit IT staffing, financials, and services data in an annual survey, and gain access to comparative data from peer institutions. EDUCAUSE researchers produce publications on CDS data and trends. Learn More >
2015 Core Data Survey Highlights
On the Rise: Information Security Risk Assessment
For U.S. Non-Specialized Institutions
In 2016, the #1 IT issue in higher education is cybersecurity. CDS shows that the percentage of institutions conducting information security risk assessments has risen from 71% in 2013 to 81% in 2015. Institutions are focusing on central IT infrastructure, systems, and data.
Institutions with Mandatory Information Security Training
A new, next-level EDUCAUSE benchmarking report service, built on the Core Data Service database, helps IT leaders and their colleagues assess and benchmark organizational maturity and technology deployment for strategic initiatives. If you participate in the Core Data Service, you'll enjoy a fast-track to using this service.