Spotlight on Getting the Most From Your IT Budget

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Getting the Most From Your IT Budget

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Education Week's Spotlight on Getting the Most From Your IT Budget brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Advantages and challenges of cloud computing
  • Using stimulus funds to bolster broadband
  • Creative ed-tech tactics to cut costs and save programs
  • Saving money with virtualization
  • Buying vs. building online professional development
  • Tips for a better district website
  • Tapping the open-content movement to share resources and save money
  • Technology innovations as a way to support smarter schools

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Ed-tech leaders’ interest in cloud computing is growing because they see it as an effective way to cut down on the cost of acquiring and maintaining information technology.
June 17, 2009 – Digital Directions

District leaders should prepare for stimulus funding for broadband telecommunications connections—and make sure they get a fair cut of it.
June 17, 2009 – Digital Directions

Ed-tech leaders are employing creative tactics to cut IT costs and save programs.
October 20, 2008 – Digital Directions

A growing number of schools are turning to an IT method called “virtualization” to save money and operate in a more environmentally friendly way.
October 20, 2008 – Digital Directions

Experts at the National Educational Computing Conference in Washington today will be discussing the key factors schools must weigh when deciding whether to create homemade online professional development products or purchase them off the shelf. Read this Digital Directions article to help you make more informed decisions on this issue.
July 1, 2009 – Digital Directions

District Web sites are a gateway and a guide for educators, parents, and students, but designing them to work for everyone is challenging.
January 21, 2009 – Digital Directions

A small but growing movement of K-12 teachers are latching on to educational resources that are "open," or free for others to use, change, and republish on Web sites that promote sharing.
October 20, 2008 – Digital Directions

“The promise of the stimulus funds for innovation is that they could open the door for large-scale transformation. In essence, it’s not how much you spend, but how you spend it that matters," writes Stanley S. Litow.
July 7, 2009 – Education Week (Web)

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