Is 2013 the Year of Infrastructure Investment?

Corey Murray, Desmos, May 08, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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According to Corey Murray, "increased financial pressures have forced many IT administrators to rethink their school technology budgets. Beyond supporting the culture of education and innovation upon which so many colleges have staked their reputations, board members and other decision-makers are under increasing pressure to apply a more business-centric approach, investing in technologies that promise to improve the bottom line." What I'm wondering is, when has that ever not been the case? I can't recall too many IT departments just running stuff willy-nilly, without thinking about costs and revenues. Here's the full survey (without the same spin) from Huffington Post.

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