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TCO for Cloud Services: A Framework
April 24, 2015

One of the common justifications for moving to cloud services is cost savings , but the data are often insufficient to support such claims due to the inherent challenges in effec…

Electronic Lab Notebooks: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
April 9, 2015

Electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) are software-based tools to replace paper lab notebooks . Scientists and other researchers use laboratory notebooks to organize their data, and ELNs mov…

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…

Near Field Communication: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
February 20, 2015

Near field communication (NFC) is a set of short-range wireless standards for smartphones and similar devices . Based on RFID technology , it lets two devices (both equipped with …

Best Practices for IT Disaster Recovery: Reducing Risks On-Site and in the Cloud
January 27, 2015

Technology advancements are transforming IT DR and ITSCM practices. Leveraging people, processes and technology best practices is critical to success, whether recovering on-premises or in a cloud…

Higher Education’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2015
January 12, 2015

Related Resources ECAR Working Group Technology Spotlights — Quite a few survey respondents indicated they were unfamiliar with various technologies. In Q1 2015 the ECAR W…

The Promise and Reality of SDN
December 17, 2014

This paper is a joint publication of the ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) and Communications Infrastructure and Applications (ECAR-CIA) working groups. Software-defined networking (SD…

Improving Institutional Collaboration Through Unified Communications: A Study of Current Implementations
December 12, 2014

Many higher education institutions are experiencing a fundamental shift in enterprise communication and collaboration, with unified communications (UC) as the foundational service that helps enab…

The 2013 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education
November 20, 2014

ECAR CDS spotlights highlight findings from the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service, focusing on a small but meaningful slice of data collected in the CDS.  This collection of ECAR CDS spotlights focuses…

Cloud Strategy for Higher Education: Building a Common Solution
November 5, 2014

Higher education IT is in the midst of an exciting transformation. The economies of scale, resiliency, flexibility, and agility provided by cloud computing are rendering the construction and ma…

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