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Higher Education’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2016
January 11, 2016

Related Resources ECAR Working Group Technology Spotlights — Throughout 2016, community members in the ECAR Working Groups will publish reports that will help us better unders…

Establishing Data Stewardship Models
December 18, 2015

In the current world of enterprise-wide systems, business intelligence, and metrics, administrative data are increasingly recognized as an institutional asset that need to be managed ca…

Mobile Apps in Higher Education: Developing an Institutional Governance Strategy
December 18, 2015

The extraordinary success of apps for mobile devices has brought a new dimension to the higher education environment. To provide services to and engage with constituents , higher education has…

Aligning IT Funding Models to the Pace of Technology Change: Enabling Financial Flexibility for Core, Flexible, and Transformative Services
December 11, 2015

For many institutions, technology has become a strategic and mission-centric consideration. Yet most prevailing IT funding models are based on practices that do not reflect the changing landsca…

2016 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing and Virtualization
December 8, 2015

This Gartner planning guide advises IT organizations to prioritize implementation of a "cloud first" strategy. Public cloud services are now essential for increasing institutions’ dig…

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…