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Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud—Roadmap
August 20, 2009

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the 2009 ECAR research study, Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud , by Philip…

Partnership of Four: Managing Alternative Sourcing at Oakland University
August 19, 2009

The 2009 ECAR study, Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud , by Philip J. Goldstein, examines the factors information technology leaders consider when making sou…

Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud–Key Findings
August 17, 2009

This document presents the key findings from the 2009 ECAR study, Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud , by Philip J. Goldstein. The study explores a multitude of s…

Thomas Jefferson University: Enhancing IT Operations with an Outsourced Data Center
August 13, 2009

The 2009 ECAR study, Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud , by Philip J. Goldstein, examines the factors information technology leaders consider when making sou…

Strategic Outsourcing and Cloud Computing: Reality Is a Sober Adversary
June 16, 2009

This research bulletin examines outsourcing and cloud computing through the lens of strategic decision making for higher education. Strategic decisions have long-term impact, create institutional…

Crowdsourcing the IT Help Desk: A Cloud Approach to Mass Intelligence
April 21, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin refines the concepts of crowdsourcing and mass intelligence and provides several notable examples of their vast potential when they are used together. As higher educat…

IT Services Sourcing Survey
November 4, 2008

This November 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of IT services sourcing in higher education. The historically binary decision to self-ope…

ITIL Service Management Practices: Third Time's the Charm
July 7, 2008

Since its inception, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) has remained the most widely recognized and adopted framework for IT service management. The many benefits of ITIL h…

Recasting the Centralization-Decentralization Debate: Advancing the Innovation Support Cycle
May 13, 2008

This research bulletin explores the importance of focusing on innovation in decision-making about IT. Acknowledging the apparent dichotomy between the efficient use of resources in a centralized …

ITIL at New York University: A Framework for Excellence
April 17, 2008

This ECAR case study complements the 2007 ECAR study by Mark C. Sheehan, Service on the Front Line: The IT Help Desk in Higher Education , which examines the state of higher education help des…