Campus IT trends.NETWORK HACKS AND ATTACKS ARE THE BIGGEST WORRY OF CAMpus CIOs. The 2005 survey conducted by The Campus Computing computing - computer Project reveals that 30.4 percent of IT executives are concerned about security breaches, up from 21.1 percent in 2004. These CIOs have good reason to fret: During 2005 half of them experienced direct hacks and attacks on their networks. The Campus Computing Project, which added detailed network security questions for the first time with its recent national survey, notes that 41.2 percent of all colleges and universities experienced major spyware Software that sends information about your Web surfing habits to its Web site. Often quickly installed in your computer in combination with a free download you selected from the Web, spyware transmits information in the background as you move around the Web. infestations during 2005, while 35.2 percent were infected in·fect
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"The 2005 survey data mark a major shift in campus IT priorities from instructional integration to security and ERP/infrastructure issues," says Kenneth Green, the project's founding director. Green highlights other findings to ponder Ponder - A non-strict polymorphic, functional language by Jon Fairbairn <email@example.com>.
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While higher ed budgets are reportedly tight overall, the IT professionals surveyed indicated they are working with more money. As usual, the private colleges are doing better, with 50 percent of the respondents in private IHEs reporting that their IT budgets were increased during 2005. For more survey detail, or to order a copy, visit www.campuscomputing.net.
Percentage of IHEs Public University IT network hacked or attacked 72.0% Have a disaster plan 68.0% Have wireless network 59.0% Have campus portal 60.0% Private University IT network hacked or attacked 74.0% Have a disaster plan 55.0% Have wireless network 53.0% Have campus portal 61.0% Community College IT network hacked or attacked 36.0% Have a disaster plan 38.0% Have wireless network 26.0% Have campus portal 32.0%