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Develop a Strategic Road Map for Postmodern ERP in 2013 and Beyond
September 2, 2013

This Gartner report posits that the all-encompassing ERP suite was killed by megavendors when they realized they couldn't keep up with users' needs and had to acquire, rather than build…

Is Our Software Designed for Change? Successes and Challenges in Using Service Oriented Architecture
March 11, 2013

Institutions of higher education face disruptive changes, and changes in information technology are at the heart of these disruptions. Service oriented architecture (SOA ) provides a comprehen…

Empowering Technology Research Support: University of Washington
February 1, 2013

The University of Washington Information Technology (UW-IT) department and UW’s eScience Institute have been charged with supporting the research community’s vast and sophisticated technolo…

Big Research Support from a Small IT Organization: Montana State University Billings
February 1, 2013

For the typical, small central IT organization with limited funding, finding the adequate resources to provide requisite infrastructure, equipment, software, and technical support can be ch…

What's Next for Campus Cyberinfrastructure? ACTI Responds to the NSF ACCI Reports
July 16, 2012

In February 2009, a joint workshop of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation …

The Current State of College Students and Technology 2011
July 29, 2011

Presentation at the 2011 ECAR Symposium, July 28, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. This presentation highlights early findings of the 2011 survey of undergraduate students and information technology.…

From Homegrown to the Cloud: Identity Management Evolution at Coppin State University
June 1, 2011

This ECAR case study offers an introductory, not highly technical, look at a SaaS identity management (IdM) solution in higher education . It traces Coppin State University’s evolution fr…

Federating The University of North Carolina: Origins and Benefits
June 1, 2011

This ECAR case study of the University of North Carolina Identity Federation explores the benefits and impacts of federated identity on the university and its 17 constituent institutions . Fe…

The Soft Side of SaaS: Implications for IT in Higher Education
May 3, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin provides an understanding of how the evolution of software as a service (SaaS) will impact the relationships and roles of business and IT organizations in our college…

Practical Strategies for Managing Risk in Cloud Computing
March 1, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin identifies some key principles on which to base decisions related to security assurance and compliance capabilities in cloud computing environments. It also illustrate…

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