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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…

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…

Cloud Storage: An Emerging Market
August 4, 2009

Driven by the need to reduce costs and to provide dependable data delivery and protection, the cloud storage pay-as-you-go service model offers information technology a new way to avoid building…

Spreading the Word: Messaging and Communications in Higher Education
March 31, 2009

Abstract This 2009 ECAR research study is a comprehensive analysis of how colleges and universities plan, organize, deploy, and support messaging and communication technologies. It provides …

Virtualization from the Security Practitioner's Point of View
January 22, 2009

x86 virtualization is a popular new concept and architecture for today's enterprise IT environments. Not only does it provide for flexibility and timelessness in technology, but it also pro…

Deciphering Social Networks
September 2, 2008

Adoption and usage data regarding social networking trends by consumers has convinced many business and IT leadership teams that social network sites, and their technological underpinnings, can …

Higher Education IT and Cyberinfrastructure: Integrating Technologies for Scholarship
June 10, 2008

Abstract This 2008 ECAR research study explores higher education’s involvement in five areas of research-related information technologies: high-performance computing resources, cyberinfras…

Enterprise WAN Capacity Planning
March 28, 2008

Capacity planning or capacity management isn't just for networks anymore. In fact, while enterprise wide area networks (WANs) were once only optimized for transaction processing, it is now …

IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice
January 23, 2008

Abstract This ECAR research study was designed in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges to analyze the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the…

Google Apps in the Enterprise: A Promotion-Enhancing or Career-Limiting Move for Enterprise Architects?
November 9, 2007

In February 2007, Google announced Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE), a collaboration and communication solution offered as software as a service (SaaS). Initially combining a portal, e-mail, i…

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