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The Chief Information Officer in Higher Education, 2012 Reports
June 18, 2012

This study provides information about higher education CIOs’ attributes, education, experience, and effectiveness and about the technology professionals who are likely to replace these CIOs…

Information Technology Services in Community Colleges: Strengths, Opportunities, and Challenges
July 17, 2012

This report is the product of a secondary analysis of the EDUCAUSE 2011 Core Data Service survey and the 2011 ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology . Data fr…

The 2011 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education
June 14, 2012

Key Findings Almost every college and university (>95%) delivers a set of six core applications: student information, HR/payroll, finance, e-mail (for faculty and staff and for students)…

Student Mobile Computing Practices, 2012: Lessons Learned from Qatar
May 18, 2012

Mobile computing is transforming information technology and the student learning environment in higher education , yet educational institutions everywhere are just scratching the surfa…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Report
October 14, 2011

Key Findings The ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology sheds lights on how information technology affects the college experience. ECAR has conducted this annual study…

The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today, Landscape of Tomorrow, 2011
October 3, 2011

Key Findings The CIO role in higher education continues to inspire, perplex, and fascinate those who examine it. The 2011 ECAR study of information technology leaders in colleges and universit…

Managing Availability and Performance Risks in the Cloud: Expect the Unexpected
December 7, 2010

We know that the best way to avoid cloud risks is to apply sound risk management strategies before placing applications and IT services in the cloud. Some risks, however, cannot be predetermined …

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010
October 22, 2010

Abstract Since 2004, the annual ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We ask …

Responding to Recession: IT Funding and Cost Management in Higher Education
July 19, 2010

Abstract This 2010 ECAR study is an analysis of how the economic recession is impacting information technology (IT) organizations and operations in higher education. The study was designed t…

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009
October 22, 2009

Abstract Since 2004, the annual ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We …