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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 …

Electronic Records Management: Today’s High Stakes
April 20, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the issues involved in successful electronic records management and provides guidance on how to start and sustain an electronic records management program a…

Identity Management in Higher Education 2010 Survey Questionnaire
March 23, 2010

This March 2010 survey is a critical component of the 2010 EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) follow-up to its 2006 baseline study of identity management in higher education. The 2006 st…

Revitalizing Data Stewardship through Risk Reduction: Managing Sensitive Data at the University of Virginia
December 1, 2009

The 2009 ECAR study Institutional Data Management in Higher Education , by Ronald Yanosky, examines how higher education institutions are facing the challenges of institutional data management…

Institutional Data Management in Higher Education Roadmap
December 1, 2009

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the study Institutional Data Management in Higher Education , by Ronald Yanosky. The study examines the po…

Institutional Data Management in Higher Education
December 1, 2009

Abstract This 2009 ECAR study of institutional data management examines the policies and practices by which higher education institutions effectively collect, protect, and use digital informat…

Institutional Data Management in Higher Education—Key Findings
December 1, 2009

This document presents the key findings from the 2009 ECAR study of institutional data management, which examines the policies and practices by which higher education institutions effectively col…

New Directions in Federation
November 16, 2009

Federation technology has become a very important connective technology that enables efficient distributed identity management (IdM) and enhanced convenience for users. The trend toward outsource…

At Least It Wasn’t a Football Weekend: The Notre Dame Tunnel Fire
October 6, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin discusses how the University of Notre Dame created and refined its incident response plan, how the utility tunnel fire of August 28, 2009, played out within that fram…

The Career of the IT Security Officer in Higher Education
July 1, 2009

This ECAR occasional paper reports the result of a study designed to understand and document the attributes and responsibilities of the relatively new role of information security officer in high…