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Today’s Higher Education IT Workforce
January 13, 2014

Key Findings Soft skills are rated by chief information officers (CIOs), managers, and staff alike as being the most important skills for success. Technical proficiency is more importan…

IT Salaries in Higher Education, 2012
February 15, 2013

IT salaries account for 39% of the IT budget . They compensate IT staff, whose performance lays the groundwork for an efficiently run institution that provides the highest quality education an…

What's Next for Campus Cyberinfrastructure? ACTI Responds to the NSF ACCI Reports
July 16, 2012

In February 2009, a joint workshop of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation …

The 2011 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education
June 14, 2012

Key Findings Almost every college and university (>95%) delivers a set of six core applications: student information, HR/payroll, finance, e-mail (for faculty and staff and for students)…

Student Mobile Computing Practices, 2012: Lessons Learned from Qatar
May 18, 2012

Mobile computing is transforming information technology and the student learning environment in higher education , yet educational institutions everywhere are just scratching the surfa…

Results of the 2011 Core Data Survey
October 19, 2011

The EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) is in its ninth year. It has been completely overhauled to expand beyond the original focus on higher education IT costs and staffing. The CDS will now provi…

Situational Qualities Exhibited by Exceptional Presenters
October 18, 2011

Bad presentations are commonplace, but rather than focus on what is wrong with bad presentations, the authors looked at what makes an exceptional presentation . They referenced recent…

The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today, Landscape of Tomorrow—Slide Presentation
September 28, 2011

This slide presentation illuminates findings from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) 2011 research on the role of the higher education CIO and the state of the IT workforce. Th…

The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today, Landscape of Tomorrow, 2011
October 3, 2011

Key Findings The CIO role in higher education continues to inspire, perplex, and fascinate those who examine it. The 2011 ECAR study of information technology leaders in colleges and universit…

Technology Leadership: Today’s Higher Education CIO
August 16, 2011

There is little quantitative research on how to succeed as a CIO. Available literature, often based on expert opinion, focuses on highlighting select roles in which a CIO must excel as well as d…

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