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Unified Communications in Higher Education: Responding to New Risks
November 17, 2015

New unified communications (UC) capabilities and the increased desire for richer collaboration experiences have led to a fundamental shift in the technology we use for communication. For …

Science DMZ: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
November 11, 2015

Science DMZ provides a network-architecture approach optimized for high-performance scientific applications and the transfer of large research data sets over high-speed wide area ne…

The Predictive Learning Analytics Revolution: Leveraging Learning Data for Student Success
October 6, 2015

Everyone from government agencies to mainstream press are looking for improvements in areas that typically fall under the umbrella of “student success.” Universities are seeing the potential …

Calculating the Costs of Distributed IT Staff and Applications
August 20, 2015

As most higher education institutions continue to experience rising costs, reductions in funding from nontuition sources, and growing pressure to curtail tuition increases, the need to know and m…

2015 Student and Faculty Technology Research Studies
August 17, 2015

EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community This research can catalyze conversations among IT professionals about how to better serve their constituents; among institutional leaders…

In-Memory Computing: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
August 14, 2015

In-memory computing helps make big-data analytics possible by keeping data in a server’s RAM rather than removing it to databases on separate disk drives. Keeping it at the cached l…

User Authentication Technologies Beyond the Password
July 20, 2015

User authentication is an essential element of modern IT systems, yet understanding options and balancing requirements remain complex. One-time passwords, smart cards, certificates, biometrics an…

The Chief Information Officer in Higher Education, 2015 Reports
July 20, 2015

This study provides information about  higher education CIOs’ attributes, education, experience, and effectiveness  and about the technology professionals who are likely to replace these…

The 2014 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education
July 20, 2015

The 2014 Enterprise Application Market reports from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research use data from the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) to better understand how higher education inst…

Research Computing in the Cloud: Functional Considerations for Research
July 14, 2015

Transitioning to use of cloud services is becoming commonplace in higher education, but this trend has not been fully tested for research computing . Research computing involves unique needs a…