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Higher Education’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2016
January 11, 2016

Related Resources ECAR Working Group Technology Spotlights — Throughout 2016, community members in the ECAR Working Groups will publish reports that will help us better unders…

Establishing Data Stewardship Models
December 18, 2015

In the current world of enterprise-wide systems, business intelligence, and metrics, administrative data are increasingly recognized as an institutional asset that need to be managed ca…

The Predictive Learning Analytics Revolution: Leveraging Learning Data for Student Success
October 6, 2015

Everyone from government agencies to mainstream press are looking for improvements in areas that typically fall under the umbrella of “student success.” Universities are seeing the potential …

In-Memory Computing: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
August 14, 2015

In-memory computing helps make big-data analytics possible by keeping data in a server’s RAM rather than removing it to databases on separate disk drives. Keeping it at the cached l…

The 2014 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education
July 20, 2015

The 2014 Enterprise Application Market reports from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research use data from the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) to better understand how higher education inst…

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…