Decisions about investments in information system infrastructure are among the most important -- and costly -- decisions campus and system administrators make. A wide variety of needs must be accommodated: those of students, faculty and administrators themselves. Different parts of the system will become obsolescent at very different rates. Even those with high levels of technical expertise have been blind-sided by such issues in the past. This volume will help mainstream administrators think through the decision making process. This is the 115th journal in the Jossey-Bass series New Directions in Higher Education.