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Identity Management in Higher Education, 2011 Report
June 1, 2011

Key Findings Higher education has made substantial progress in the last five years, but many institutions are still struggling to deliver the full benefits of IdM. Institutions that report the…

The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today, Landscape of Tomorrow, 2011
October 3, 2011

Key Findings The CIO role in higher education continues to inspire, perplex, and fascinate those who examine it. The 2011 ECAR study of information technology leaders in colleges and universit…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Report
October 14, 2011

Key Findings The ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology sheds lights on how information technology affects the college experience. ECAR has conducted this annual study…

Mobile IT in Higher Education, 2011 Report
December 2, 2011

Key Findings Discussion about mobile IT in higher education is ubiquitous, but attaining benefits of mobility does not come easily. The ECAR mobile IT study gathered quantitative and qualitati…

The 2011 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education
June 14, 2012

Key Findings Almost every college and university (>95%) delivers a set of six core applications: student information, HR/payroll, finance, e-mail (for faculty and staff and for students)…

2012 ECAR Study of Analytics in Higher Education
June 15, 2012

Key Findings Analytics is widely viewed as important, but data use at most institutions is still limited to reporting. Analytics programs are most successful when various constituents…

Information Technology Services in Community Colleges: Strengths, Opportunities, and Challenges
July 17, 2012

This report is the product of a secondary analysis of the EDUCAUSE 2011 Core Data Service survey and the 2011 ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology . Data fr…

Measuring User Satisfaction: Why It's Important and How to Do It
August 2, 2012

Key Findings Institutional leaders, CIOs, and service managers are focused on service delivery. Understanding the user perspective is instrumental in making good decisions about service sou…

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012
September 17, 2012

Key Findings See the 2012 report for a full list key messages, findings, and supporting data. Blended-learning environments are the norm; students say that these environments best suppor…

Research Computing: The Enabling Role of Information Technology
November 2, 2012

Key Findings Information technology’s primary research computing role is as an enabler of research. Provision of specialized staff—particularly programmers, analysts, and data-inten…