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The EDUCAUSE CORE DATA SERVICE (CDS) is a benchmarking service used by colleges and universities to inform their IT strategic planning and management.


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2013 Benchmarks

58% of institutions had an increase in funding from FY 2010/11 to FY 2012/13 – median increase was +19%

 

$925 is the central IT median spent per institutional FTE (students, faculty, and staff)

 

4.4% of institutional revenue was spent on IT

 

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CDS Update: Data on the Top-Ten IT Issues

Did you know you can use CDS to inform how you manage the top-ten IT Issues in higher education?

BI Reporting, Data Warehouse Systems, and Beyond

Learn more about the trends in information systems and applications in this new ECAR Research Bulletin spotlighting CDS Module 8 data.

CDS Data Almanacs

NEW: These two-page summaries provide IT stats on institutions like yours.

Make Your Case for IT with Custom Analytics

EDUCAUSE now offers decision support services based on CDS and ECAR data.

CDS Executive Summary Report

Use current benchmarks to make more strategic decisions about IT financials, staffing, and services.

New CDS Data on IT Core Metrics

With the new data from the 2013 survey, you have access to the latest IT staffing, funding, and services metrics.

About the Core Data Service

Colleges and universities use the CDS benchmarking service to inform their IT strategic planning and management. CDS participants submit data in an annual survey, then gain access to comparative data from peer institutions. EDUCAUSE researchers and community members collaborate to produce analyses, reports and other publications that summarize and analyze the submitted data. Learn More >

2014 Survey Opens in

 

Launch date: July 7, 2014

2013 Data Available now

Use this data to benchmark your IT organization against your peers, make the case for additional resources, evaluate your organizational structure and governance, or calibrate or justify performance.
 

 

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Join the CDS discussion list to discuss CDS with other participants.

See a list of institutions that are already adding data to the CDS 2013 survey.

 

Want to know the full scope of EDUCAUSE research, data, and analytics offerings? See EDUCAUSE Research.

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2014 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations


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