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The Move to Wireless Networking in Higher Education
April 2, 2002

This Research Bulletin examines the state of wireless network implementation in higher education. Adoption levels and plans for wireless networking are examined, as are the pace and nature of the…

The New Landscape for Course Management Systems
May 13, 2003

Course management systems have reached an important juncture in their evolutionary lifecycle. With e-learning becoming integral to the curriculum in many colleges and universities, the scope and …

The Next-Generation Infrastructure
January 8, 2002

This Research Bulletin describes the infrastructure needed to "glue" current and future IT applications together, creating a truly seamless, user-centric IT environment. The user is at …

The Soft Side of SaaS: Implications for IT in Higher Education
May 3, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin provides an understanding of how the evolution of software as a service (SaaS) will impact the relationships and roles of business and IT organizations in our college…

The TEACH Act: Higher Education Challenges for Compliance
June 22, 2004

More than a year after passage of the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002, relatively few universities and colleges have implemented it. This research bulletin …

The Ten Habits of a Caring Organization: Principles-Based Leadership
April 11, 2006

This research bulletin describes guiding leadership principles for CIOs and suggests how metrics can be used to measure the impact they have on motivation, staff satisfaction, turnover rates, cus…

The Virtual University in America: Lessons from Research and Experience
January 20, 2004

This bulletin examines selected findings from a national study of virtual college and university (VCU) consortia published by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and the Western…

Through a Glass, Brightly: IT’s Impact on Higher Education by 2020
August 28, 2012

The ECAR 2012 Symposium, was held June 18–20, 2012, in Boulder, Colorado. This event gave IT and higher education leaders the chance to imagine that the year is 2020 and to speculate about th…

Total Cost of Ownership: A Strategic Tool for ERP Planning and Implementation
January 6, 2004

This bulletin identifies major cost factors that influence total cost of ownership of enterprise resource planning systems, along with tactics and management strategies for containing those costs…

Toward Sustainable Funding for Information Technology Infrastructure
August 28, 2007

This research bulletin presents a framework for the effective, ongoing, sustainable funding of IT infrastructure in universities and colleges. The framework articulates the composition of IT infr…

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