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Emergency Notification Strategy
April 8, 2014

In higher education, the IT department is often the service provider for the institution’s emergency notification system (ENS) . For many institutions, the complexity of providing em…

Transitioning to IPv6
October 7, 2013

I nternet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) , the named successor to the current networking protocol that supports the transport of traffic across the Internet, is a more mature standard that a…

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013
September 16, 2013

Key Findings See the 2013 report for a full list of key messages, findings, and supporting data. Students recognize the value of technology but still need guidance when it comes to b…

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013 - Infographic
September 18, 2013

ECAR has surveyed undergraduate students annually since 2004 about technology in higher education. In 2013, ECAR collaborated with more than 250 higher education institutions to collect responses…

Develop a Strategic Road Map for Postmodern ERP in 2013 and Beyond
September 2, 2013

This Gartner report posits that the all-encompassing ERP suite was killed by megavendors when they realized they couldn't keep up with users' needs and had to acquire, rather than build…

Central IT Support Services
August 12, 2013

This CDS Spotlight focuses on data from the 2012 Core Data Service to better understand how higher education institutions provide central IT support services . Information provided for this sp…

Formal Planning Optimizes BYOE Opportunities: University of Florida
June 3, 2013

“Bring your own everything” ( BYOE ) represents more than people using their own devices on campus and upgrading the i nstitution’s wireless network accordingly. It is a convergenc…

Leading a Multiple Project Mobile Learning Initiative: The Approach at Boise State University
April 9, 2013

Many colleges and universities have launched wide-ranging, device-specific mobile initiatives or invested substantial resources to make services mobile friendly in a platform-neutral manner…

Is Our Software Designed for Change? Successes and Challenges in Using Service Oriented Architecture
March 11, 2013

Institutions of higher education face disruptive changes, and changes in information technology are at the heart of these disruptions. Service oriented architecture (SOA ) provides a comprehen…

Big Research Support from a Small IT Organization: Montana State University Billings
February 1, 2013

For the typical, small central IT organization with limited funding, finding the adequate resources to provide requisite infrastructure, equipment, software, and technical support can be ch…

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