Cuts in College Computing Budgets Are Wider and Deeper, Survey Finds

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports today that "one-third of the 632 two- and four-year institutions that replied to the survey said their budgets for academic computing had fallen for the current academic year. . . . Fifteen percent of the institutions said their academic-computing budgets had dropped by 5 percent or more."

Seems like if schools would eliminate the Microsoft tax in all of their IT purchases, these budget cuts could easily be made up.


BTW: I just submitted a comment to the Colloguy for the previous article at The Chronicle, 10 Ways Colleges Can Cut IT Costs (see link to online discussion). I would encourage the rest of you to join in.