Does anyone have feedback regarding information technology metrics in higher education? Specifically, are there sources that cite benchmarks for investment in technology as a percentage of an organization's operational budget or ratio of IT staff to total staff? I've seen IT budgets as small as 1% and as large as 10%, depending on the industry and situation. I'm hoping to find any similar discussion for public higher education.
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Are short term bans of the use of GenAI applications and tools (such as ChatGPT) a good idea for end users in most organizations? For context see this article on the State of Maine Government's directive before you vote: https://www.govtech.com/artificial-intelligence/chatgpt-generative-ai-gets-6-month-ban-in-maine-government
Yes - Maine did the right thing. There are too many security risks with free versions of these tools. Not enough copyright or privacy protections of data.31%
No, but.... - You must have good security and privacy policies in place for ChatGPT (and other GenAI apps). My organization has policies and meaningful ways to enforce those policies and procedures for staff.52%
No - Bans simply don't work. Even without policies, this action hurts innovation and sends the wrong message to staff and the world about our organization.13%
I'm not sure. This action by Maine makes me think. Let me get back to you in a few weeks (or months).3%
We already made these temporary changes permanent4%