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Mobile IT in Higher Education, 2011 Report
December 2, 2011

Key Findings Discussion about mobile IT in higher education is ubiquitous, but attaining benefits of mobility does not come easily. The ECAR mobile IT study gathered quantitative and qualitati…

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…

Identity Management in Higher Education, 2011 Report
June 1, 2011

Key Findings Higher education has made substantial progress in the last five years, but many institutions are still struggling to deliver the full benefits of IdM. Institutions that report the…

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 …

Synchronous Co-Authoring: Ready for Prime Time?
November 9, 2010

Synchronous co-authoring is only one kind of collaborative authoring. Improving the asynchronous authoring process is required to address collaborative authoring as a whole. With new solutions s…

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…

Market Profile: Rich Mobile Application Platforms for the Smartphone 2010
July 6, 2010

Rich mobile applications (RMAs) provide powerful opportunities for institutions to interact with students, faculty, and staff via the smartphones in their pockets. RMAs integrate with and levera…

Powering Down: Green IT in Higher Education
April 15, 2010

Abstract This 2010 ECAR study of green IT examines the stance institutions and their central IT organizations are taking on environmental sustainability (ES), the progress they are making on a…