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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…

Managing Availability and Performance Risks in the Cloud: Expect the Unexpected
December 7, 2010

We know that the best way to avoid cloud risks is to apply sound risk management strategies before placing applications and IT services in the cloud. Some risks, however, cannot be predetermined …

Shelter from the Storm: IT and Business Continuity in Higher Education
March 29, 2007

Abstract This study looks at IT unit readiness to foster and support the functioning of colleges and universities that are challenged by disruption. Responding to a well-documented increase …

Making Business Sense of Information Security
March 21, 2006

A well-managed security program starts at the top and must provide strong governance, business risk management, auditing, and control processes. This Burton Group study proposes a security techn…

Federating a Distributed World: Asserting Next-Generation Identity Standards
November 3, 2005

In the last few years, federated identity management—the agreements, standards, and technologies that make identity and entitlements portable across autonomous domains—has become a topic of …

A Systematic, Comprehensive Approach to Information Security
July 6, 2005

Information security is a process of business risk management that must be performed on an ongoing basis. It is critical to take an approach to information security that examines the risks and s…

Information Technology Networking in Higher Education: Campus Commodity and Competitive Differentiator
February 7, 2005

Abstract This ECAR research study is designed to illuminate a host of current network management practices related to IT in higher education; opportunities for connectivity to external netwo…

Policy-Based Security and Enterprise Policy Management
April 5, 2004

"Policy-Based Security and Enterprise Policy Management" is a Research Report prepared by Burton Group, an ECAR partner. It is available to ECAR subscribers through special arrangement…

Information Technology Security: Governance, Strategy, and Practice in Higher Education
October 24, 2003

Abstract U.S. higher education institutions have historically enjoyed a culture of open access to information. The free flow of information faces increasing challenges as concerns about inform…