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Spreading the Word: Messaging and Communications in Higher Education
March 31, 2009

Abstract This 2009 ECAR research study is a comprehensive analysis of how colleges and universities plan, organize, deploy, and support messaging and communication technologies. It provides …

Virtualization from the Security Practitioner's Point of View
January 22, 2009

x86 virtualization is a popular new concept and architecture for today's enterprise IT environments. Not only does it provide for flexibility and timelessness in technology, but it also pro…

Deciphering Social Networks
September 2, 2008

Adoption and usage data regarding social networking trends by consumers has convinced many business and IT leadership teams that social network sites, and their technological underpinnings, can …

Higher Education IT and Cyberinfrastructure: Integrating Technologies for Scholarship
June 10, 2008

Abstract This 2008 ECAR research study explores higher education’s involvement in five areas of research-related information technologies: high-performance computing resources, cyberinfras…

IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice
January 23, 2008

Abstract This ECAR research study was designed in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges to analyze the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the…

Let's Get Virtual: A Look at Today's Server Virtualization Architectures
August 8, 2007

In recent years, server virtualization has evolved from a technology with significant usage in development, training, and test environments to one that also has a viable place in the data center…

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…

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: A Baseline Study
August 28, 2006

Abstract This ECAR study explores the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the academic research enterprise. To collect, analyze, and distribute information across an …

Information Technology Networking in Higher Education: Campus Commodity and Competitive Differentiator
February 7, 2005

Abstract This ECAR research study is designed to illuminate a host of current network management practices related to IT in higher education; opportunities for connectivity to external netwo…

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