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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…

Cloud Storage: An Emerging Market
August 4, 2009

Driven by the need to reduce costs and to provide dependable data delivery and protection, the cloud storage pay-as-you-go service model offers information technology a new way to avoid building…

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…

IT Services Sourcing Survey
November 4, 2008

This November 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of IT services sourcing in higher education. The historically binary decision to self-ope…

Should We Work in the Cloud? The Pros and Cons of Software as a Service
December 6, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. Within the past year, SaaS-based office solutions from Adobe, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce.com…