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Managing Availability and Performance Risks in the Cloud: Expect the Unexpected
December 7, 2010

We know that the best way to avoid cloud risks is to apply sound risk management strategies before placing applications and IT services in the cloud. Some risks, however, cannot be predetermined …

Structuring the IT Organization for Cloud Services
June 15, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin is based on recent ECAR research on the continuing evolution of the IT help desk and the ramifications of above-campus services and cloud computing for higher educati…

NERSC: Delivering High-End Scientific Computing to the Nation's Research Community
November 5, 2009

Presented as part of the Net@EDU Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group meeting at EDUCAUSE 2009. Antypas described how the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center serves all of th…

Demystifying the Cloud: Implications for IT Funding in Higher Education
February 23, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin extends the discussion that was begun in the 2009 ECAR research bulletin Demystifying Cloud Computing for Higher Education by looking more deeply at the economic …

Cloud Computing: Liberator or Job Threat
December 4, 2009

Presentation at the 2009 EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Symposium, December 4, 2009, in Carlsbad, California, by Bernard Golden, CEO of HyperStratus. Will cloud computing offer …

Cloud Computing—Transforming IT
December 3, 2009

Presentation at the 2009 EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Symposium, December 3, 2009, in Carlsbad, California, by Drue Reeves, Vice President and Research Director for Burton Gro…

Capturing Lectures: No Brainer or Sticky Wicket?
December 1, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin describes how the formerly separate domains of lecture capture technologies and the emerging options for publicly sharing lectures on Web 2.0 consumer platforms are d…

New Directions in Federation
November 16, 2009

Federation technology has become a very important connective technology that enables efficient distributed identity management (IdM) and enhanced convenience for users. The trend toward outsource…

Demystifying Cloud Computing for Higher Education
September 22, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin is the first in a series of bulletins devoted to cloud computing in higher education. It summarizes insights and a framework for thinking about cloud computing, and i…

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

Abstract This 2009 ECAR research study explores a multitude of strategies used by colleges and university information technology organizations to deliver the breadth of technologies and servic…