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Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Students' Educational Experiences
February 7, 2005

This case study, which examines educational applications of mobile technology in The Netherlands, is ECAR's first case study from outside of North America. Three Dutch universities—Wagenin…

Network Funding Models: Cornell University; University of California, San Diego; and University of Wisconsin–Madison
February 7, 2005

This multi-part case study examines three different approaches to building a sustainable network funding model. The cases focus on three complex research universities that use strategies that may…

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 …

Developing an Institutional Perspective on the Information Technology Function: The Case of Cornell University
December 2, 2004

This case study examines how Cornell University took an institutional approach to analyzing and determining how IT services, investments, and costs are shared across units of the university. It a…

PRISM: IT Project and Resource Management at the Texas Tech University System
December 2, 2004

This case study examines how the Texas Tech University System developed Projects and Resources for Information Systems Management (PRISM), an IS portfolio prioritization process for allocating re…

Capitalizing on Opportunity: Innovative Teaching and Collaborative Learning at Emory University
October 4, 2004

This case study examines the rationale and design of the Computing Center at Cox Hall at Emory University and the ways in which the Center supports innovative teaching and collaborative learning.…

Alignment Based on Strategic Priorities at the University of Delaware
June 14, 2004

This case study explores how the University of Delaware has achieved a high degree of alignment between information technology and institution-wide priorities. It describes how an institutional c…

Using an IT Governance Structure to Achieve Alignment at the University of Cincinnati
May 10, 2004

This case study explores how the University of Cincinnati has developed a governance structure that allows the IT organization to align priorities and function as a cohesive element across the in…

A Case of Good Management: IT Alignment at Calvin College
May 10, 2004

This case study explores the information technology vision, processes, plans, and structures that create alignment with institutional goals at Calvin College. Calvin is a comprehensive, liberal a…

Achieving Alignment Through Strategic Information Technology Management at The University of Memphis
April 26, 2004

This case study explores the processes and structures put in place by the first chief information officer of The University of Memphis in order to align its information technology organization wi…