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Securing "Web 2.0" Technologies
May 15, 2007

Web 2.0 applications, especially client-side processing, Extensible Markup Language (XML) syndication, mashups and shared content, and social networking, bring unique vulnerabilities to our inst…

Mobile Learning Technologies: Aligning Mission with Innovation
April 10, 2007

This research bulletin documents how a small university adopted Tegrity, a relatively new technological innovation designed to enhance student learning of course material through note-taking hard…

Post-9/11 Emergency Response and Business Continuity Changes at Pace University and New York University
March 29, 2007

This case study investigates how two major New York City universities, Pace University and New York University, changed their business continuity, disaster recovery, and emergency response thinki…

University of California, Davis: Creating an Institutional Framework for Business Continuity
March 29, 2007

This case study discusses the business continuity and disaster recovery activities of the University of California, Davis, Office of Administration, highlighting the implications of these activit…

Shared Responsibility for Business Continuity: The Team Approach at UCLA
March 29, 2007

This case study examines how risk assessment and business impact analysis initiatives emerged and are moving to completion at UCLA, one of the largest and technologically most complex institution…

Seizing the Moment: A New Model for Disaster Recovery at Florida State University
March 29, 2007

Researchers conducted this in-depth case study to complement the 2007 ECAR study, Shelter from the Storm: IT and Business Continuity in Higher Education, which provides higher education with empi…

Teaching Digital Responsibility
March 13, 2007

This research bulletin provides an overview of the rationale for the Computing Skills Workshop program at Carnegie Mellon University, which has been in place as a required program for all student…

Open Source IP Telephony: A Strategic Choice
March 27, 2007

This research bulletin discusses the evolving architectural models for open source IP telephony. It focuses on institutional rationale, risks, and advantages associated with open source IP teleph…

Beyond the Phone System: Converged Real-Time Communications for Enterprises
February 1, 2007

It has been widely assumed that next generation "phone systems" will be based on Internet Protocol private branch exchanges (IP-PBXs). The ever-increasing ubiquity of IP networks can i…

IT Engagement in Research at Medical Schools and Colleges
January 9, 2007

This January 2007 survey informs research into the role of information technology in research at colleges and universities. As part of a large study, this survey is conducted by the Association o…