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Analyzing & Improving Online Communities
December 7, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. Successful online communities must be able to attract and retain a core of active participants. In thi…

BCNET: Collaboratively Building a Multi-Institutional Shared Green Data Center
June 10, 2010

This ECAR case study examines the work of BCNET, a Canadian not-for-profit organization that builds high-performance networks for British Columbia's research and education institutions. BCN…

Best Practices for IT Disaster Recovery: Reducing Risks On-Site and in the Cloud
January 27, 2015

Technology advancements are transforming IT DR and ITSCM practices. Leveraging people, processes and technology best practices is critical to success, whether recovering on-premises or in a cloud…

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…

Big Data in the Campus Landscape
September 12, 2014

This series is a publication of the ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) Working Group. The topic of big data continues to receive a great deal of publicity because of its promise for openi…

Bioinformatics: New Technology Models for Research, Education, and Service
April 13, 2004

Bioinformatics applies principles of information sciences and technologies to complex life sciences data. Life sciences research and education are increasingly dependent on bioinformatics and adv…

BYOD and Consumerization of IT in Higher Education Research, 2013
March 25, 2013

Key Findings "For BYOE, the most important aspects of IT infrastructure are middle components…the commodities that bridge users, their devices, and their consumer-level applications to …

Calit2: A Case Study in a Next-Generation Research Environment
February 8, 2006

In higher education, team-based, collaborative research activities, call for new modalities and methods of investigation. Calit2 is responding to this challenge by creating a next-generation rese…

Capturing Lectures: No Brainer or Sticky Wicket?
December 1, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin describes how the formerly separate domains of lecture capture technologies and the emerging options for publicly sharing lectures on Web 2.0 consumer platforms are d…

Central IT Support Services
August 12, 2013

This CDS Spotlight focuses on data from the 2012 Core Data Service to better understand how higher education institutions provide central IT support services . Information provided for this sp…