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[Survey] The State of Outsourcing in Higher Ed, 2012

01 Mar 2012

written by Kyle James

[Survey] The State of Outsourcing in Higher Ed, 2012

It’s time for another one of those great surveys that gives us all a better understanding of something in Higher Education.  This “State of Outsourcing” was inspired by my upcoming presentation at the .eduGuru Summit, You Don’t Need IT To Do That.  I’ll be presenting the results in that presentation and will release the results in a follow-up post after the Summit.  The survey will be open through the month of March, but please don’t wait until the last minute!

Over the past ten years we have seen a range of incredible online tools change the way we do business, but I’m curious exactly how much we have adopted all of these tools.  That is one of the questions that I hope to answer with this survey.  I also didn’t want to limit outsourcing to just software. I’m also curious about what services are being outsourced.  I tried to include everything that people commonly outsource and took quite a bit of feedback on what people would like to see included.  Hopefully you are as interested in the results of this survey as we are.

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I do want to give a shout out to SurveyGizmo through which I’m “outsourcing” the survey.  This is a pretty freaking powerful and customizable tool!

Finally, please don’t be shy to tweet and share this survey to get as many of your friends and colleagues to help us get an accurate picture of our industry.

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Kyle James

Kyle is the CEO & Co-Founder at nuCloud and formerly the webmaster at Wofford College. He also spent almost 4 years at HubSpot doing a range of jobs including inbound marketing consulting, sales, management, and product management.  Kyle is an active contributor in the social media spectrum. Although his background is technical, he claims to know a thing or two about marketing, but mostly that revolves around SEO, analytics, blogging, and social media. He has spoken at multiple national conferences and done countless webinars on topics ranging from e-mail marketing to social media and Web analytics. He's definitely a fairly nice guy.

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  • http://twitter.com/jeannieccrowley Jeannie Crowley

    Hi Kyle, 
    I think it’s question 23, but the main answer and the help text conflict. I could answer Yes to the main and No to the help with the same intent. 
    Is the use of outsourcing consistent across your entire college or university? *This question is requiredAre the answers previously given unique to your unit or department?

    • http://doteduguru.com Kyle James

      Hey Jeannie,
      Good catch on question 23.  I really didn’t even need the description/tip so I just removed it.  

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