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IPAS Evaluation and Assessment Guide
May 27, 2015

This report consists of two main parts. The first addresses a host of methodological and procedural issues related to the evaluation and assessment of IT projects in general and IPAS projects in …

How to Be Agile With Business Analytics
May 4, 2015

As the demands of IT service delivery shift toward bimodal capabilities, analytics and business intelligence leaders must introduce increased agility into the business analytics delivery process,…

Hadoop: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
March 30, 2015

Apache Hadoop is an open-source software project for reliable, scalable, distributed computing . Hadoop enables big-data storage and processing by dividing the work across computer clu…

The Compelling Case for Data Governance
March 17, 2015

In higher education, data about students, employees, administrative and educational activities, and research are increasingly recognized as valuable assets that can be explored to reveal …

Autonomic Computing: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
February 20, 2015

Autonomic computing is a model of self-managing computing designed to function like the human body's autonomic nervous system. The goal of autonomic computing is systems that manag…

Assessment with E-Textbook Analytics
February 15, 2015

Higher education administrators and faculty are increasingly interested in determining how large amounts of student data in electronic systems can be used to promote student success . Wher…

Higher Education’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2015
January 12, 2015

Related Resources ECAR Working Group Technology Spotlights — Quite a few survey respondents indicated they were unfamiliar with various technologies. In Q1 2015 the ECAR W…

Institutional Practices and Faculty Perspectives on Research Computing in Higher Education
December 1, 2014

Contemporary scientific and scholarly research is highly dependent on technology, and information technology units play a primary role in enabling research in higher education . Strong r esea…

The 2013 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education
November 20, 2014

ECAR CDS spotlights highlight findings from the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service, focusing on a small but meaningful slice of data collected in the CDS.  This collection of ECAR CDS spotlights focuses…

Maverick* Research: We Analyze Too Much, and Synthesize Too Little
October 30, 2014

Analytics suffers from diminishing returns as strategy, innovation, and operations are riddled with lack of data and ambiguity. Analytics professionals must become synthesists. (Maverick research…