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Electronic Lab Notebooks: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
April 9, 2015

Electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) are software-based tools to replace paper lab notebooks . Scientists and other researchers use laboratory notebooks to organize their data, and ELNs mov…

The Higher Education IT Service Catalog: A Working Model for Comparison and Collaboration
April 8, 2015

The implementation of a service catalog is an important step in transforming from a technology-oriented organization into a service-oriented organization. The service catalog is a veh…

Hadoop: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
March 30, 2015

Apache Hadoop is an open-source software project for reliable, scalable, distributed computing . Hadoop enables big-data storage and processing by dividing the work across computer clu…

The Compelling Case for Data Governance
March 17, 2015

In higher education, data about students, employees, administrative and educational activities, and research are increasingly recognized as valuable assets that can be explored to reveal …

Best Practices for IT Disaster Recovery: Reducing Risks On-Site and in the Cloud
January 27, 2015

Technology advancements are transforming IT DR and ITSCM practices. Leveraging people, processes and technology best practices is critical to success, whether recovering on-premises or in a cloud…

Institutional Practices and Faculty Perspectives on Research Computing in Higher Education
December 1, 2014

Contemporary scientific and scholarly research is highly dependent on technology, and information technology units play a primary role in enabling research in higher education . Strong r esea…

Cloud Strategy for Higher Education: Building a Common Solution
November 5, 2014

Higher education IT is in the midst of an exciting transformation. The economies of scale, resiliency, flexibility, and agility provided by cloud computing are rendering the construction and ma…

Maverick* Research: We Analyze Too Much, and Synthesize Too Little
October 30, 2014

Analytics suffers from diminishing returns as strategy, innovation, and operations are riddled with lack of data and ambiguity. Analytics professionals must become synthesists. (Maverick research…

Study of Students and Information Technology, 2014
October 30, 2014

For the 2014 student techology use study, ECAR also collaborated with 213 institutions to collect responses from 75,306 undergraduate students about their technology experiences. Key F…

2014 Student and Faculty Technology Research Studies
October 30, 2014

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…