This year’s EDUCAUSE report on IT trends (officially called the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service Fiscal Year 2007 Summary Report) is out! Some highlights from the report, which covers higher education activities and trends in FY 2007:
- IT funding per full-time equivalent student varies greatly among institutions, with a mean funding amount at $1,551 –although the median amount is only $959.
- The use of open source software is on the rise. 51% of institutions reported that they use some form of open source software –up from 47% in 2006 and 32% in 2005.
- Firewalling of Internet technologies (including VoIP) is on the rise at campuses.
- IT administrators are more likely to sit on the presidential cabinets of community colleges (37%) than all colleges as a whole (31%).