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Analytics Rising: IT's Role in Informing Higher Education Decisions
May 24, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin describes how CIOs and other IT leaders, through a focus on analytics, can work together with other institutional groups to provide clear and meaningful information…

Doing Academic Analytics Right: Intelligent Answers to Simple Questions
February 8, 2011

This ECAR research bulletinexplores the various factors that must come together for an institution to have an academic analytics infrastructure that is flexible, agile, appropriately structured,…

Implementing Google Apps for Faculty and Staff
October 19, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin explains how Boise State University addressed important concerns about security and strategic alignment in finalizing its decision to move to Google Apps for Educatio…

Google Wave and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: Impact on Higher Education
June 29, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin is based on a 2010 study that was conducted as part of an examination assignment in the course "Introduction to Communication, Learning, and IT" at a Swedis…

Scientific Advances and Information Technology: Meeting Researchers’ Needs in a New Era of Discovery
June 1, 2010

This ECAR case study from the University of Washington discusses the key findings of the University of Washington “Conversations with UW Researchers” project and the UW 2008 Faculty Survey o…

Electronic Records Management: Today’s High Stakes
April 20, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the issues involved in successful electronic records management and provides guidance on how to start and sustain an electronic records management program a…

A Model for Highly Leveraged Procurements: The Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium
April 6, 2010

This research bulletin discusses the process and challenges of establishing a statewide education technology consortium and the leveraged purchasing and other benefits that can accrue to member …

Combining Data Center Consolidation and Server Virtualization: The Path to Nirvana or the Road to Hell?
March 30, 2010

IT organizations combining data center consolidation and server virtualization must understand how the sequence of consolidation operations (i.e., server virtualization before, during, or after d…

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…

Revitalizing Data Stewardship through Risk Reduction: Managing Sensitive Data at the University of Virginia
December 1, 2009

The 2009 ECAR study Institutional Data Management in Higher Education , by Ronald Yanosky, examines how higher education institutions are facing the challenges of institutional data management…