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A Different Kind of ERP: Extending and Renewing Legacy Systems
March 4, 2003

Rather than make the significant investment required for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, some campuses explicitly choose a strategy of retaining and renewing their legacy systems. T…

A Framework for HIPAA IT Security Compliance: Leveraging for Security
December 7, 2004

This research bulletin describes a functional framework for higher education compliance with the HIPAA IT security final rule. The framework, which can be adapted for individual universities, inc…

After the Bust: Service Provider Evolution in a New Era
July 13, 2004

"After the Bust: Service Provider Evolution in a New Era" is a Research Report prepared by Burton Group, an ECAR partner. It is available to ECAR subscribers through special arrangemen…

Aligning IT Strategy to Open Source, Partnering, and Web Services
November 25, 2003

This research bulletin examines the current state of open source initiatives in higher education. It provides a roadmap for incorporating open source application development in an information tec…

Breaking Out of the IT Silo: The Integration Maturity Model
March 15, 2005

This research bulletin extends and addresses the findings from the 2004 ECAR study, Information Technology Alignment in Higher Education. Specifically, the study found that agile and adaptive inf…

Collective Wisdom on E-Mail Outsourcing
November 17, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin covers experiences and lessons learned from 10 IT leaders who have transitioned their institutions to an outsourced e-mail solution. It provides data from the 2009 EC…

Computer and Network Security and Higher Education's Core Values
March 18, 2003

Colleges and universities have a host of security vulnerabilities. Insecure computers and networks have been exploited to launch a variety of attacks on computers--in the academy as well as in so…

Considering Open Source: A Framework for Evaluating Software in the New Economy
January 2, 2007

Open source software and the community source movement are raising questions for administrators about whether and when to adopt or devote resources to software development projects, provoking que…

Copyright, Fair Use, and Teaching and Learning Innovation in a Web 2.0 World
July 28, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin reviews some of the basic tenets of copyright in the digital millennium. Specifically, it discusses the ways in which copyright law, fair use provisions, and the TEACH…

Digital Content Delivery Trends in Higher Education
April 25, 2006

Digital content delivery falls within the larger context of digital content management, which addresses a wide range of technologies, processes, and approaches. This research bulletin introduces …

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