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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 …

Wireless LAN Systems: What a Difference a Year Makes
January 13, 2005

Current wireless local area network (WLAN) system offerings go a long way toward addressing the planning, verification, deployment, and management requirements of network managers. However, many…

IT and Higher Education: The View from the Supreme Court
January 4, 2005

This research bulletin discusses implications of U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving institutions of higher education and the ways in which colleges and universities can take advantage of tech…

High Velocity Change through High Volume Collaboration
November 16, 2004

Presentation at the November 2004 ECAR Symposium. The University of Kansas presents the results of its project to integrate IT and library functions with the goal of focusing on student success. …

A Framework for HIPAA IT Security Compliance: Leveraging for Security
December 7, 2004

This research bulletin describes a functional framework for higher education compliance with the HIPAA IT security final rule. The framework, which can be adapted for individual universities, inc…

Providing Your Faculty Global Access to the Instruments of Scientific Discovery
November 16, 2004

Presentation at the November 2004 ECAR Symposium. In the past 20 years, we have seen the establishment of the global Internet and the Web. We are now seeing the emergence of universal grid infras…

Open Source Software: Risks and Rewards
November 16, 2004

Presentation at the November 2004 ECAR Symposium. Open-source software (OSS) is not a fad—it is here to stay. While OSS provides additional choices and may lower software development and deploy…

Information Technology Funding in Higher Education Key Findings
December 2, 2004

This summary 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 critical area; and to iden…

Information Technology Funding in Higher Education Roadmap
December 2, 2004

This ECAR Roadmap 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 critical area; and to…

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…