Smart IT: Strategic Technology Planning & Management

Technology leaders are constantly working to strategically plan and manage IT investments. CoSN works to provide tools and resources that focus on sustainable computing, total cost of ownership, value of investment, and budget management.  CoSN is grateful for the following sponsors for their support of this initiative: Amplify, HP, Lenovo, and Sprint.

SmartIT is a new initiative that reflects the ongoing priority for technology leaders to strategically plan and manage IT investments. SmartIT will provide tools and resources that focus on:

  • Student Outcomes & Budget Management: Making technology core to the teaching and learning mission to increase student achievement even as budgets shrink. 
  • Total Cost of Ownership: Understanding the direct and indirect costs of implementing and maintaining computing devices and related infrastructure, using those costs to articulate the effects of proposed changes and to reduce operational costs.
  • Value of Investment: Evaluating proposed projects through cost/benefit analysis to understand and articulate the financial and non-financial benefits of projects in terms that allow stakeholders to understand the value of the investment.
  • Sustainable Computing: Protecting the environment, reducing waste, and lowering district energy expenditures through responsible computer purchasing, energy use, disposal and use of computers. 

CoSN offers tools and resources that district technology leaders can use to respond effectively to shrinking budgets.

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