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Managing Your IT Portfolio Risk: The Trailing Edge You Don’t Want to Admit To
August 16, 2005

The evaluation and remediation of the risks posed by trailing-edge or obsolete systems is a critical component of an enterprise risk management (ERM) strategy—the process of planning, orga…

Information Technology Accessibility in Higher Education: Research and Promising Practices
June 7, 2005

Federal law requires higher education entities to ensure that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to programs and services, including those that use information technology. In …

High Stakes: Strategies for Optimal IT Security Staffing
March 16, 2004

At many higher education institutions, casual staffing arrangements are no longer adequate to handle the myriad technical, procedural, and cultural issues surrounding information technology secur…

The Economic Development Case for Investment in Higher Education Information Technology
June 10, 2003

With the Indiana Pervasive Computing Research Initiative as a case study, this research bulletin explores how investments in higher education information technology research can drive community a…

The Cost of IT Staff Turnover: A Quantitative Approach
February 19, 2002

Hiring and retaining IT workers is a chronic challenge. When knowledge workers leave and must be replaced, institutions incur significant costs. Often, replacement costs far outstrip the addition…

Leading the IT Workforce in Higher Education
October 29, 2008 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference

This session will present the results of recent ECAR research by Philip Goldstein on IT leadership. The research examined critical topics including the potential impact on the workforce of boomer r…