This November 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of IT services sourcing in higher education. The historically binary decision to self-operate or completely outsource IT is being replaced by an a la carte menu that enables institutions to pick and choose which services to outsource, to whom, and for how long. Web 2.0 technologies and business models have expanded the scope of technology services that an institution can potentially source. This ECAR study seeks to evaluate the state of current and planned adoption of various sourcing strategies for IT services.
Citation for this work: EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research. â€œIT Services Sourcing Surveyâ€ (Survey Instrument). Boulder, CO: ECAR, 2008, available from http://www.educause.edu/ecar.