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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…

Toward Sustainable Funding for Information Technology Infrastructure
August 28, 2007

This research bulletin presents a framework for the effective, ongoing, sustainable funding of IT infrastructure in universities and colleges. The framework articulates the composition of IT infr…

So, What Does IT Cost?
August 1, 2006

In 2004, MIT and Stanford University began the Total Cost of IT project to measure, or at least estimate, the total cost of IT at those two institutions. This bulletin describes the project costi…

Chargebacks and Information Technology Funding
November 8, 2005

This research bulletin, which draws on research conducted by ECAR in 2004 on the state of information technology funding, examines how higher education uses chargebacks for funding IT. It is base…

Information Technology Funding in Higher Education Key Findings
December 2, 2004

This summary is designed to illuminate a host of current financial management practices related to IT in higher education; to describe the state of the practice in this critical area; and to iden…


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