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Adapting the Established SIS to Meet Higher Education's Increasingly Dynamic Needs
September 17, 2014

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service to better understand how higher education institutions approach student information systems (SISs) . Information provided for…

Big Data in the Campus Landscape
September 12, 2014

This paper is a publication of the ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) Working Group. The topic of big data continues to receive a great deal of publicity because of its promise for openin…

Evaluation Criteria for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites
August 11, 2014

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) suites provide multiplatform mobile device management resulting in lower risk and lower cost of ownership. EMM products are evolving to support app, security,…

Research Data Storage: A Framework for Success
July 15, 2014

The ECAR Data Management Working Group (ECAR-DM) has created a framework for research data storage as an aid for higher education institutions establishing and evaluating their institution’s …

CDS Spotlight: Information Security
July 10, 2014

This research bulletin uses data from Modules 1 and 7 of the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service to examine the current state of information security in higher education . Using a graphic-based for…

Just in Time Research: Data Breaches in Higher Education
May 20, 2014

This “Just in Time” research is in response to recent discussions on the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) discussion list about data breaches in higher education…

Higher Education's Top-Ten Strategic Technologies in 2014
February 12, 2014

Key Findings Analytics dominates the list, with four of the 10 technologies. Institutions are focusing on both learning and administrative analytics. Mobile apps are also prominent, wit…

Measuring the Effectiveness of Security Awareness Programs
December 10, 2013

Security awareness is a core component of an information security program. Many information security professionals struggle, however, with delivering security awareness messages and mea…

Learning While Doing: Two Institutions’ Practical IT Risk Management Experiences
July 29, 2013

IT risk management identifies, assesses, and responds to IT risks. Effective IT risk management examines issues such as institutional use of data , IT security measures to prevent or…

Information Security
June 14, 2013

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2012 Core Data Service (CDS) to better understand how higher education institutions approach information security activities. Information provided …