Fiscal year 2017 marks year two that University IT rates hold steady
July 1, 2016
For the second year in a row, rates will remain largely unchanged in fiscal year 2017 for services University IT provides to university departments and organizations.
Through a sharp focus on operational improvements and service delivery efficiencies, we are able to hold rates at their current levels for nearly all of our more than 80 technology services in the coming fiscal year beginning Sept. 1, 2016.
This marks the second consecutive year of ensuring that we provide the highest value services to the university with almost no increases in cost. Only our systems administration rates will rise modestly. In addition, our virtual server rates will be restructured in FY17, resulting in decreases for most clients.
Many factors impact the rates we charge, causing increases or decreases accordingly. These factors include:
Advances in technology
The demand for and use of our services
Annual staff salary increases
Licensing and software subscription fees
Operational improvements such as automation
In reviewing these factors this year, we found ways to offset those resulting in increased expenses, most notably salary increases, by reducing non-salary expenses in other areas.
View all rates
You can view our rates anytime in the rates section of our website. Increases in FY17 rates are noted on the appropriate rate pages for the few services affected.
While holding most of our rates stable in FY16 and FY17 is an achievement for which we are proud, it is unlikely we can sustain the trend for a third year.
Like most organizations, staff compensation is a significant component of our cost base, and though we have been able to offset past increases, we currently expect service rates to increase in FY18.
Since its introduction to campus in 2013, Stanford Web Services' Jumpstart service has been used for more than 200 Stanford websites. But this year, there’s a new trend. Across campus, people are increasingly leveraging the service as a viable starting point for quick-turnaround, high-profile initiatives requiring a web presence that can grow over time.
University IT (UIT) set out to tackle a host of important milestones during performance year 2016 (PY16), which extended from May 2015 to April 2016. We outline details of progress made and the work still ahead.`
Thirty IT professionals from across campus made up the seventh graduating class of the Stanford Technical Leadership Program and joined more than 150 colleagues who have completed the training since its inception in 2009. Hear about the lessons they learned.