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May 3, 2011 | Karen A. Wetzel
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Faculty Senate has released a resolution criticizing the recent centralization of IT services and calling for a review of the process. See the full resolution at: http://www.senate.illinois.edu/nb1102.pdf.
April 29, 2011 | Gerry Bayne
Information security takes on new dimensions in a mobile context. The protection of sensitive data, IT systems, and user privacy requires different strategies. Given the limited control colleges and universities have over the mobile devices and apps on campus, what solutions can institutions find...
April 29, 2011 | Gerry Bayne
The day is coming when users will be able to access the full range of enterprise-wide resources and conduct all enterprise transactions from a smartphone or other mobile device, and institutions need to plan now for this transition. Portals, security, reporting environments, and other structures...
April 29, 2011 | Ben Woelk
Responses to the #1 topic on IdeaScale, "Consumers dictate device usage, not IT," indicate that MANY of you believe consumers will drive smartphone adoption in Higher Education, while the sentiment around the topic, "Get rid of the walls around your enterprise data,"...
April 29, 2011 | Robert H. McDonald
Yesterday David Rapp at Library Journal posted a new piece on our IU/UIUC HathiTrust Research Center Collaboration in Library Journal. This article goes into more depth on our strategies for defining non-consumptive research within the HTRC. This piece features one of my colleagues Beth Plale who...

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