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Adapting the Established SIS to Meet Higher Education’s Increasingly Dynamic Needs
September 17, 2014

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service to better understand how higher education institutions approach student information systems (SISs) . Information provided for…

Maximize Institutional Relationships with CRMs
July 31, 2014

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service to better understand how higher education institutions approach customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Information provid…

Research Data Storage: A Framework for Success
July 15, 2014

The ECAR Data Management Working Group (ECAR-DM) has created a framework for research data storage as an aid for higher education institutions establishing and evaluating their institution’s …

The Learning Management System Evolution
May 20, 2014

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service (CDS) to better understand how higher education institutions approach learning management systems (LMSs) . Information provid…

Supporting Information Governance through Records and Information Management
April 8, 2014

The expanding scope of IT initiatives in higher education institutions now goes well beyond basic desktop and enterprise applications. IT is often asked to focus on efforts to establish…

Assessing Your Fiscal Bandwidth: Current Practices for Measuring IT Costs in Higher Education
May 14, 2013

Accurately and consistently measuring the cost of IT in higher education is an essential part of strategic IT management, yet according to IT leaders, cost data have proven elusive. What if a…

The Chronopolis Project: A Grid-based Archival Digital Preservation Solution
February 25, 2010

The long-term preservation of digital research data is one of the key emerging challenges of research cyberinfrastructure. This case study examines Chronopolis, a Library of Congress-sponsored de…

Cloud Storage: An Emerging Market
August 4, 2009

Driven by the need to reduce costs and to provide dependable data delivery and protection, the cloud storage pay-as-you-go service model offers information technology a new way to avoid building…

Securing Institutional Data: Let’s Make It Everyone’s Business
May 5, 2009

 This ECAR research bulletin discusses the costs of preventing data loss in terms of people, processes, and technology. It focuses on principles to guide decision making in higher education an…

IT Services Sourcing Survey
November 4, 2008

This November 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of IT services sourcing in higher education. The historically binary decision to self-ope…

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