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The Importance of Doing Enterprise (and Infrastructure)
October 17, 2012 Oscar Wilde well might have titled an essay about campus-wide IT, had there been such a thing back then. Enterprise IT it accounts for the lion's share of campus IT staffing, expenditu…

Game-Based Learning: Developing an Institutional Strategy
August 9, 2012

Games have become a central component of our culture generally, and they have begun to assume a role in higher education, though typically only on a small scale. Several key trends will drive the…

SIP Services: Communication in the Cloud
August 2, 2012

In this ACTI Conversation webinar, speakers will discuss the Internet2 NET+ SIP cloud-based services, including the RFP process that was used to procure the services, what services are being offe…

Information Systems Risk Assessment
July 24, 2012

This Spotlight bulletin focuses on 2011 CDS survey results related to information systems (IS) risk assessments. Research findings and industry experience demonstrate that conducting a …

Measuring User Satisfaction: Why It's Important and How to Do It
August 2, 2012

Key Findings Institutional leaders, CIOs, and service managers are focused on service delivery. Understanding the user perspective is instrumental in making good decisions about service sou…

What's Next for Campus Cyberinfrastructure? ACTI Responds to the NSF ACCI Reports
July 16, 2012

In February 2009, a joint workshop of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation …

Networking, Telephony, and USF Patterns in Higher Education: A Sample Snapshot
July 3, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission recently opened a proceeding to consider how to reform its collection of fees for the Universal Service Fund and may reach a decision in this matter late…

Identifying E-Portfolio Practices at AAU Universities
June 14, 2012

Beginning in July and ending in December 2011, the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education at the University of Pittsburgh developed and administered a survey designed to gaug…

2012 ECAR Study of Analytics in Higher Education
June 15, 2012

Key Findings Analytics is widely viewed as important, but data use at most institutions is still limited to reporting. Analytics programs are most successful when various constituents…

The Chief Information Officer in Higher Education, 2012 Reports
June 18, 2012

This study provides information about higher education CIOs’ attributes, education, experience, and effectiveness and about the technology professionals who are likely to replace these CIOs…