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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…

Five Guidelines for Instituting IT Value Measurement
November 13, 2012

Factors including budget cutbacks, rigorous regulatory requirements, rising demands for IT services, and IT’s contribution to transformative change fuel the need for IT leaders to communicate I…

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…

The Economic Downturn and the Future of Higher Education IT: Executive Appraisals
September 28, 2010

This ECAR occasional paper reports the results of a real-time Delphi study conducted in conjunction with the 2010 ECAR study of the impact of the economic downturn on higher education IT, Respo…

Responding to Recession: IT Funding and Cost Management in Higher Education—Key Findings
July 19, 2010

This document presents the key findings from Responding to Recession: IT Funding and Cost Management in Higher Education, the 2010 ECAR study of how the economic recession is impacting inform…

Responding to Recession: IT Funding and Cost Management in Higher Education—Roadmap
July 19, 2010

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the study Responding to Recession: IT Funding and Cost Management in Higher Education , by Philip J. Golds…

Responding to Recession: IT Funding and Cost Management in Higher Education
July 19, 2010

Abstract This 2010 ECAR study is an analysis of how the economic recession is impacting information technology (IT) organizations and operations in higher education. The study was designed t…

A Systemic Model for IT Economic Sustainability
January 12, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin explores the options available to IT leaders in higher education to reduce costs associated with technology expenditures at their institutions. It lays out a framewor…

IT Funding Crisis Management Survey Questionnaire
November 10, 2009

This November 2009 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study on key issues related to the impact of the economic crisis on information technology fund…

Unity in Diversity at the University of Porto
July 23, 2009

In July 2007 ECAR initiated preliminary efforts to extend its research understanding of information technology practices outside of the United States and Canada. The goal was to study important …


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