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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…

ECAR Study of Students and Information Technology, 2004: Convenience, Connection, and Control
October 4, 2004

Abstract This study is based on quantitative data from nearly 4,500 freshmen and senior students at 12 higher education institutions. It focuses on what kinds of information technologies tod…

Information Technology Alignment in Higher Education
June 23, 2004

Abstract This study reports the results of a quantitative survey and qualitative interviews of 464 U.S. and 19 Canadian universities to discover how information technology priorities, plans,…

Policy-Based Security and Enterprise Policy Management
April 5, 2004

"Policy-Based Security and Enterprise Policy Management" is a Research Report prepared by Burton Group, an ECAR partner. It is available to ECAR subscribers through special arrangement…

Information Technology Leadership in Higher Education: The Condition of the Community
February 19, 2004

Abstract Information Technology Leadership in Higher Education: The Condition of the Community reports the results of a quantitative survey of 1,850 IT leaders and professionals at 765 h…

Information Technology Security: Governance, Strategy, and Practice in Higher Education
October 24, 2003

Abstract U.S. higher education institutions have historically enjoyed a culture of open access to information. The free flow of information faces increasing challenges as concerns about inform…