University IT is pleased to announce that all monthly rates will hold steady through fiscal year 2016 for services we provide to university departments and organizations.
Many factors impact the rates we charge — usage volumes increase and decrease, staff salaries rise, and advances in technology and operational improvements often result in cost-saving efficiencies, just to name a few. As we looked at these factors this year, we found that those resulting in increased expenses could be offset by others where we could achieve cost savings. The result is that we will not raise any of our monthly service rates in FY16. Because monthly service rates affect the bulk of your University IT charges, we hope this is welcome news.
A few one-time rates will change beginning Sept. 1, 2015. You can always see our current rates on the rates section of our website.
A note for those departments and administrative units that consolidate their University IT-provided telephone, network, and video services into a single Converged Communication fee: While the FY16 Converged Communication rate will remain the same, we will be conducting our annual review in the coming weeks to account for any volume increases or decreases that may impact your charges. We will share FY16 Converged Communication fee updates via a separate email communication.
Everyone in University IT is committed to providing you with the highest value services possible. We hope this rate information is helpful as you plan next year's budget.