CARY, N.C. (November 12, 2009) —, the nation’s leading provider of on-demand software designed exclusively for educational facility, technology and business operations, announced today that it launched the third annual K-12 IT benchmarking survey, in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). This independent industry research seeks to uncover the unique challenges facing IT professionals working in U.S. public school districts today.

Topics addressed by the survey include: average IT staffing levels based on student enrollment and number of technology assets, how American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds are impacting IT support operations, how district IT professionals are dealing with hot technology issues, such as cloud computing and social networking, and much more.Senior IT professionals working in K-12 public school districts are encouraged to take just 10 minutes to participate in the survey, which can be found at

Those who complete the survey can receive a complimentary copy of the resulting research report and a donation can be made on their behalf to to fund a classroom project in their local community. Last year’s survey results report is available at and an on-demand webcast about the 2008-2009 survey results is available at
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