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Happy Families, Good Fences, and Winning IT Collaborations
July 22, 2008

 This ECAR research bulletin introduces the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation research on successful collaborative practices in the context of higher education. It details 20 collaborative success fa…

Higher Education's Top-Ten Strategic Technologies in 2014
February 12, 2014

Key Findings Analytics dominates the list, with four of the 10 technologies. Institutions are focusing on both learning and administrative analytics. Mobile apps are also prominent, wit…

Human Futures for Technology and Education
June 12, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, June 11-13, 2007, Boulder, Colorado. In January 2007, Michael Wesch released a video on the history o…

Implementing an ERP on Time and on Budget: An Innovative, Inclusive Approach
May 19, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin provides an innovative and practical approach to implementing an institution-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) both on time and on budget. It describes the princ…

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…

Improving IT Governance in Higher Education
August 29, 2006

This research bulletin examines the ways many research universities govern their IT activities, explores some inherent problems in these processes, identifies several good practices, and suggests…

Information Confidentiality
March 11, 2009

Protecting information confidentiality is a critical security objective for all colleges and universities. Institutions must deploy confidentiality controls in addition to security controls, and…

Information Technologies for eScience: A Preliminary Report from the University of Washington
March 24, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the key findings of the first two phases of the University of Washington eScience conversations, including important trends related to the need for data mana…

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…

Innovation and Information Infrastructure: Making Sound Investments for E-Research
November 16, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin provides a framework to assist universities in making sound investments in research information infrastructure in an increasingly complex global knowledge economy. In…

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