I am currently preparing such a survey for Swiss universities and I
think we have more or less the same issues here as in the US.
The target groups of this survey are the central IT services in their
role as internal cloud service providers and researchers in their role
as users. The contacts of IT services are known to us, but researchers
are more difficult to reach out to. We will write to those we know and
ask the IT services department to forward the survey to their researchers.
We ask about the current status, requirements, problems and future
planning of cloud services.
I don't expect a precise picture, but a certain tendency. If this survey
is repeated annually, at least these tendencies can be identified. Based
on the results of the survey, we will focus our activities accordingly.
As soon as we have finished the setup of the survey, I will send you the
> Has anyone ever proposed creating a higher ed cloud survey, or does such
> a thing already exist?
> As we move more and more stuff into the cloud, a lot of questions come
> up, and often we ask "what are other universities doing?" We frequently
> bring these questions to Slack, and this list, but those questions and
> answers are fleeting.
> I thought it might be great if we had an annual survey to reference for
> answers to some of these basic questions, and also useful to see how
> things change over time.
> If such a thing already exists, where is it? :) If not, would anyone
> be interested in helping me put something like this together?
> Mark Fischer
> University Information Technology Services - UITS
> The University of Arizona
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