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DNSSEC, PKI, Ethernet Fabrics, and OpenPGP

Get a quick overview of these technologies and their importance to higher ed in these new technology...

Operationalizing the Cloud

Fifth in the Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud series, this paper helps you address risks and operationalize the cloud.

New Gartner Report: Measuring Employee Engagement: Past, Present, Future

Before investing in employee engagement improvements, you must first understand what engagement is and how it is measured.

Cloud: Transforming the IT Organization

Tune in to this ECAR Subscriber Webinar on July 12

Innovation and IT Governance

Supporting Innovation through IT Governance--Is IT Governance Bureaucracy or Facilitator in Higher Ed?


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