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Making the Case for the Information Strategy
September 6, 2011

Whether improving access to learning resources and research collections, developing management information systems to support decision making, or facilitating better communication, the informa…

Delivering the Dual Mission of University IT
July 28, 2011

Presentation at the 2011 ECAR Symposium, July 28, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. University IT departments have evolved organically, but the time has come to purposefully organize to support the du…

Strategic Outsourcing and Cloud Computing: Reality Is a Sober Adversary
June 16, 2009

This research bulletin examines outsourcing and cloud computing through the lens of strategic decision making for higher education. Strategic decisions have long-term impact, create institutional…

Information Technology Alignment in Higher Education Roadmap
July 1, 2004

This roadmap reports the results of a quantitative survey and qualitative interviews of 464 U.S. and 19 Canadian universities to discover how information technology priorities, plans, resources, …

Information Technology Alignment in Higher Education Key Findings
June 23, 2004

This summary reports the results of a quantitative survey and qualitative interviews of 464 U.S. and 19 Canadian universities to discover how information technology priorities, plans, resources, …

Information Technology Alignment in Higher Education
June 23, 2004

Abstract This study reports the results of a quantitative survey and qualitative interviews of 464 U.S. and 19 Canadian universities to discover how information technology priorities, plans,…

Alignment Based on Strategic Priorities at the University of Delaware
June 14, 2004

This case study explores how the University of Delaware has achieved a high degree of alignment between information technology and institution-wide priorities. It describes how an institutional c…

A Case of Good Management: IT Alignment at Calvin College
May 10, 2004

This case study explores the information technology vision, processes, plans, and structures that create alignment with institutional goals at Calvin College. Calvin is a comprehensive, liberal a…

Using an IT Governance Structure to Achieve Alignment at the University of Cincinnati
May 10, 2004

This case study explores how the University of Cincinnati has developed a governance structure that allows the IT organization to align priorities and function as a cohesive element across the in…

Achieving Alignment Through Strategic Information Technology Management at The University of Memphis
April 26, 2004

This case study explores the processes and structures put in place by the first chief information officer of The University of Memphis in order to align its information technology organization wi…