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IT Engagement in Research: A Baseline Study
August 28, 2006

Abstract This ECAR study explores the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the academic research enterprise. To collect, analyze, and distribute information across an …

Business Process Modeling: Adding Value or Overhead?
May 8, 2006

New approaches to business process modeling can provide a map for IT services that are truly aligned to institutional goals. Institutions that adopt business process modeling techniques and inte…

Making Business Sense of Information Security
March 21, 2006

A well-managed security program starts at the top and must provide strong governance, business risk management, auditing, and control processes. This Burton Group study proposes a security techn…

Federating a Distributed World: Asserting Next-Generation Identity Standards
November 3, 2005

In the last few years, federated identity management—the agreements, standards, and technologies that make identity and entitlements portable across autonomous domains—has become a topic of …

ECAR Study of Students and Information Technology, 2005: Convenience, Connection, Control, and Learning
October 12, 2005

Abstract A longitudinal extension of the 2004 ECAR study of students and information technology, this 2005 study is based on quantitative data from more than 18,000 freshman and senior stude…

A Systematic, Comprehensive Approach to Information Security
July 6, 2005

Information security is a process of business risk management that must be performed on an ongoing basis. It is critical to take an approach to information security that examines the risks and s…

Good Enough! IT Investment and Business Process Performance in Higher Education
June 15, 2005

Abstract This ECAR research study takes a complex look at the performance of so-called business processes in higher education, with a special focus on how IT investments have influenced that…

Information Technology Networking in Higher Education: Campus Commodity and Competitive Differentiator
February 7, 2005

Abstract This ECAR research study is designed to illuminate a host of current network management practices related to IT in higher education; opportunities for connectivity to external netwo…

Information Technology Funding in Higher Education
December 2, 2004

Abstract This ECAR research study is designed to illuminate a host of current financial management practices related to IT in higher education; to describe the state of the practice in this …

Web Services Framework (WSF) Standards: The Interoperability Framework for Service-Oriented Architecture
November 18, 2004

"Web Services Framework (WSF) Standards: The Interoperability Framework for Service-Oriented Architecture" is a Research Report prepared by Burton Group, an ECAR partner. It is availab…

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