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The Importance of Doing Enterprise (and Infrastructure)
October 17, 2012

...as 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…

The Information Architecture Imperative
January 21, 2003

Many tools are available for information management. These technologies will not be successful, however, at managing the full range of an institution's information--such as administrative da…

The Learning Management System Evolution
May 20, 2014

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service (CDS) to better understand how higher education institutions approach learning management systems (LMSs) . Information provid…

The Next-Generation Infrastructure
January 8, 2002

This Research Bulletin describes the infrastructure needed to "glue" current and future IT applications together, creating a truly seamless, user-centric IT environment. The user is at …

The Promise and Performance of Enterprise Systems
December 4, 2002

Abstract The Promise and Performance of Enterprise Systems addresses one of the most important IT issues facing higher education. Incorporating nearly 500 college and university survey r…

The Promise and Performance of Enterprise Systems
July 20, 2002

This is the 2002 ECAR survey instrument used for ECAR Research Study concerning ERP Systems. This is the 2002 ECAR survey instrument used for ECA…

The Promise and Performance of Enterprise Systems Key Findings
December 4, 2002

The Promise and Performance of Enterprise Systems addresses one of the most important IT issues facing higher education. Incorporating nearly 500 college and university survey responses, and over…

Thomas Jefferson University: Enhancing IT Operations with an Outsourced Data Center
August 13, 2009

The 2009 ECAR study, Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud , by Philip J. Goldstein, examines the factors information technology leaders consider when making sou…

Through a Glass, Brightly: IT’s Impact on Higher Education by 2020
August 28, 2012

The ECAR 2012 Symposium, was held June 18–20, 2012, in Boulder, Colorado. This event gave IT and higher education leaders the chance to imagine that the year is 2020 and to speculate about th…

Total Cost of Ownership: A Strategic Tool for ERP Planning and Implementation
January 6, 2004

This bulletin identifies major cost factors that influence total cost of ownership of enterprise resource planning systems, along with tactics and management strategies for containing those costs…

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