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Enterprise Application Projects in Higher Education
August 21, 2013

Any institution needing to implement or upgrade a major, enterprise-wide application such as a core student or financial system quickly confronts questions such as how much it will cost…

Assessing Your Fiscal Bandwidth: Current Practices for Measuring IT Costs in Higher Education
May 14, 2013

Accurately and consistently measuring the cost of IT in higher education is an essential part of strategic IT management, yet according to IT leaders, cost data have proven elusive. What if a…

Enterprise Content-Aware DLP Solution Comparison and Select Vendor Profiles
May 14, 2013

This Gartner report covers content-aware data-loss prevention, which has grown up and is on the verge of becoming a standard part of security architecture. A small set of vendors dominate a major…

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 …

Research Computing: The Enabling Role of Information Technology
November 2, 2012

*This maturity index has been integrated into the EDUCAUSE Benchmarking Service . Key Findings Information technology’s primary research computing role is as an enabler of research.…

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012
September 17, 2012

Key Findings See the 2012 report for a full list key messages, findings, and supporting data. Blended-learning environments are the norm; students say that these environments best suppor…

Measuring User Satisfaction: Why It's Important and How to Do It
August 2, 2012

Key Findings Institutional leaders, CIOs, and service managers are focused on service delivery. Understanding the user perspective is instrumental in making good decisions about service sou…

2012 ECAR Study of Analytics in Higher Education
June 15, 2012

*This maturity index has been integrated into the EDUCAUSE Benchmarking Service . Key Findings Analytics is widely viewed as important, but data use at most institutions is still limi…

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…