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University of Louisville: Fulfilling the Promise of VoIP
March 2, 2009

This ECAR case study complements the 2009 ECAR study by Mark C. Sheehan with Judith A. Pirani, Spreading the Word: Messaging and Communications in Higher Education. The study examines curren…

Website Redevelopment: A Big Job with a Big Payoff
November 11, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on what it takes to reposition, reengineer, rebuild, and redevelop an existing university-wide website and structure it for ongoing manageability. It covers we…

IT Services Sourcing Survey
November 4, 2008

This November 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of IT services sourcing in higher education. The historically binary decision to self-ope…

Integrating Cyberinfrastructure Technologies
October 30, 2008 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference

ECAR's 2008 research study about cyberinfrastructure explored higher education's involvement in five research-related technologies. This presentation will summarize findings about the pro…

Messaging and Communication Survey
July 17, 2008

This July 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of messaging and communication in higher education. It seeks to understand the provision, pol…

Measuring IT Staff Time at Georgia State University
February 19, 2008

This research bulletin explores the methodology used by the Georgia State University Information Systems and Technology division to manage large, cross-divisional IT projects and track all IT sta…

IT Governance: Solid Structures and Practical Politics
December 6, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. Higher education IT organizations have become increasingly aware of the need for governance processes …

Information Technology Strategies for Financial Aid Automation
November 6, 2007

This research bulletin is designed to help senior college and university administrators better understand the complexities of both financial aid and information technology support for efficient a…

Next Generation Administrative Systems: Philosophy, Principles, and Technology
September 11, 2007

It is time to think differently about administrative systems in colleges and universities. Using the Kuali Student Service System as an illustration, this ECAR research bulletin discusses a visio…

Using Social Software to Enhance IT Operations
July 3, 2007

This research bulletin offers representative examples of social software in action within IT organizations at three institutions -- Duke University; the University of California, San Diego; and t…

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