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Demystifying the Cloud: Implications for IT Funding in Higher Education
February 23, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin extends the discussion that was begun in the 2009 ECAR research bulletin Demystifying Cloud Computing for Higher Education by looking more deeply at the economic …

A Systemic Model for IT Economic Sustainability
January 12, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin explores the options available to IT leaders in higher education to reduce costs associated with technology expenditures at their institutions. It lays out a framewor…

Demystifying Cloud Computing for Higher Education
September 22, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin is the first in a series of bulletins devoted to cloud computing in higher education. It summarizes insights and a framework for thinking about cloud computing, and i…

Copyright, Fair Use, and Teaching and Learning Innovation in a Web 2.0 World
July 28, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin reviews some of the basic tenets of copyright in the digital millennium. Specifically, it discusses the ways in which copyright law, fair use provisions, and the TEACH…

Getting Serious About Sustainable IT: Metrics, Tools, and Solutions
July 14, 2009

This ECAR This research bulletin provides a review of current tools and metrics for assessing IT sustainability and green initiatives. It evaluates current measurement tools and proposes conceptu…

Strategic Outsourcing and Cloud Computing: Reality Is a Sober Adversary
June 16, 2009

This research bulletin examines outsourcing and cloud computing through the lens of strategic decision making for higher education. Strategic decisions have long-term impact, create institutional…

Crowdsourcing the IT Help Desk: A Cloud Approach to Mass Intelligence
April 21, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin refines the concepts of crowdsourcing and mass intelligence and provides several notable examples of their vast potential when they are used together. As higher educat…

More People, Not Just More Stuff: Developing a New Vision for Research Cyberinfrastructure
January 27, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin highlights a special academic program at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies that has been developed with the express purpose of creating a new infor…

Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
January 13, 2009

This research bulletin describes a framework for cyberinfrastructure for the humanities, arts, and social science (HASS) disciplines that is rooted in the history and challenges of those discipli…

Website Redevelopment: A Big Job with a Big Payoff
November 11, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on what it takes to reposition, reengineer, rebuild, and redevelop an existing university-wide website and structure it for ongoing manageability. It covers we…