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BI Reporting, Data Warehouse Systems, and Beyond
April 23, 2014

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service to better understand how higher education institutions approach business intelligence (BI) reporting and data warehouse system…

Emergency Notification Strategy
April 8, 2014

In higher education, the IT department is often the service provider for the institution’s emergency notification system (ENS) . For many institutions, the complexity of providing em…

Supporting Information Governance through Records and Information Management
April 8, 2014

The expanding scope of IT initiatives in higher education institutions now goes well beyond basic desktop and enterprise applications. IT is often asked to focus on efforts to establish…

Comparing Methodologies for IT Risk Assessment and Analysis
March 7, 2014

This Gartner report can help institutions identify the most appropriate IT risk management methodology . It summarizes common IT risk management methodologies, highlighting attributes …

IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance in Higher Education
March 18, 2014

Research Objectives Characterize the current culture of IT risk and compliance in higher education. Analyze aspects of IT governance involving ownership, authority, decision-making,…

Just in Time Research: Privacy Practices
February 19, 2014

The January 2014 edition of the ECAR Update subscriber newsletter included an informal poll on information privacy practices . The poll was intended to collect a quick snapshot of the higher e…

Higher Education's Top-Ten Strategic Technologies in 2014
February 12, 2014

Key Findings Analytics dominates the list, with four of the 10 technologies. Institutions are focusing on both learning and administrative analytics. Mobile apps are also prominent, wit…

The Ever-Present Demand for Public Computing Resources
January 15, 2014

This CDS Spotlight focuses on public computing resources , including lab/cluster workstations in buildings, virtual lab/cluster workstations, kiosks, laptop and tablet checkout progr…

Measuring the Effectiveness of Security Awareness Programs
December 10, 2013

Security awareness is a core component of an information security program. Many information security professionals struggle, however, with delivering security awareness messages and mea…

2014 Planning Guide for Data Management
December 9, 2013

Gartner's 2014 planning guide for data management can help institutions who are tracking, planning, or even implementing data management programs. The guide covers such concepts as big data,…

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