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Reflections on Information Technology Leadership in Higher Education
April 13, 2004

In this case study, five experienced chief information officers share their insights about information technology leadership in higher education. They discuss the qualities of a good IT leader, w…

Reforming IT Governance at Berkeley: Introducing an Enterprise Perspective to a Decentralized Organization
July 25, 2008

This ECAR case study complements the 2008 ECAR study, Process and Politics: IT Governance in Higher Education, by Ronald Yanosky with Jack McCredie. ECAR undertook this case study of the Universi…

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

Key Findings Information technology’s primary research computing role is as an enabler of research. Provision of specialized staff—particularly programmers, analysts, and data-inten…

Seizing the Moment: A New Model for Disaster Recovery at Florida State University
March 29, 2007

Researchers conducted this in-depth case study to complement the 2007 ECAR study, Shelter from the Storm: IT and Business Continuity in Higher Education, which provides higher education with empi…

Shared IT Services: Three Examples of Multi-Institutional Collaboration
December 2, 2004

This multi-part case study examines three higher education examples of collaborations on shared IT services. It focuses on the New England Research and Education Network (NEREN) and a consortium …

Shared Responsibility for Business Continuity: The Team Approach at UCLA
March 29, 2007

This case study examines how risk assessment and business impact analysis initiatives emerged and are moving to completion at UCLA, one of the largest and technologically most complex institution…

Supporting Research Computing Through Collaboration at Princeton University
May 23, 2006

As a complement to ECAR's core study about IT Engagement in Research, this case study examines Princeton University's institutional research computational facility, which is developed a…

The Bologna Process and the Transformation of European Higher Education
August 19, 2009

In July 2007, ECAR initiated preliminary efforts to extend its research understanding of information technology practices outside of the United States and Canada. For generations, European unive…

The Chronopolis Project: A Grid-based Archival Digital Preservation Solution
February 25, 2010

The long-term preservation of digital research data is one of the key emerging challenges of research cyberinfrastructure. This case study examines Chronopolis, a Library of Congress-sponsored de…

The Kuali Group: Effective Practices and Structures Foster a Successful Collaboration
September 12, 2007

This case study complements the 2007 ECAR study by Philip J. Goldstein, IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resources . Researchers undertook …

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