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What Do Faculty Need and Expect from IT?

Understanding their perspectives is the first step in developing strategic partnerships that can improve student learning outcomes.

Leveraging Learning Data for Student Success

This paper takes a closer look at the emerging field of predictive learning analytics and its impact the higher education landscape.

The Enterprise Application Market in Higher Ed

Find out how institutions approach various information systems, including web content management, IT service desk management, e-mail, room scheduling, and more.

Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud

This seven-part series takes an indepth look at the many challenges of cloud services selection, adoption, and support.

The Changing Face of IT Service Delivery

This report examines the effects of the transition on IT organization management, leadership, and the workforce.

In-Memory Computing

In-memory computing helps make big-data analytics possible by keeping data in a server’s RAM rather than removing it to databases on separate disk drives.


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