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Maximize Institutional Relationships with CRMS

CRM are the second most rapidly changing core system area in higher education. Get insights into future trends and tips for successful CRMs implementations in this new ECAR bulletin.

CIO Roles, Effectiveness, and the Next Generation

Learn about higher education CIOs’ attributes, education, experience, and effectiveness and about the technology professionals who are likely to replace these CIOs in the 2014 CHECS studies...

ECAR Update: Spotlight on Information Security

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A Framework for Research Data Storage

Use this framework to assess the current state of your research data environment with this new ECAR Data Management Working Group paper.

Justify Your IT Infrastructure Project

This new ECAR bulletin provides a framework to help you assess your need for IT infrastructure updates and make the case to decision makers.  

Today's Information Security

Limited resources mean institutions must be efficient in their data protection activities. Learn more about the state of information security in higher ed with this new ECAR bulletin spotlighting...

Interested in higher education IT data benchmarking? See EDUCAUSE Core Data Service.


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