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Google Apps in the Enterprise: A Promotion-Enhancing or Career-Limiting Move for Enterprise Architects?
November 9, 2007

In February 2007, Google announced Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE), a collaboration and communication solution offered as software as a service (SaaS). Initially combining a portal, e-mail, i…

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2007
September 12, 2007

Abstract This 2007 ECAR research study is a longitudinal extension of the 2004, 2005, and 2006 ECAR studies of students and information technology. The study, which reports noticeable change…

Let's Get Virtual: A Look at Today's Server Virtualization Architectures
August 8, 2007

In recent years, server virtualization has evolved from a technology with significant usage in development, training, and test environments to one that also has a viable place in the data center…

IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resources
June 28, 2007

Abstract This 2007 ECAR research study explores multi-institutional collaboration in terms of the types of information technology (IT) collaborations in higher education and the practices as…

Securing "Web 2.0" Technologies
May 15, 2007

Web 2.0 applications, especially client-side processing, Extensible Markup Language (XML) syndication, mashups and shared content, and social networking, bring unique vulnerabilities to our inst…

Shelter from the Storm: IT and Business Continuity in Higher Education
March 29, 2007

Abstract This study looks at IT unit readiness to foster and support the functioning of colleges and universities that are challenged by disruption. Responding to a well-documented increase …

Beyond the Phone System: Converged Real-Time Communications for Enterprises
February 1, 2007

It has been widely assumed that next generation "phone systems" will be based on Internet Protocol private branch exchanges (IP-PBXs). The ever-increasing ubiquity of IP networks can i…

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2006
December 22, 2006

Abstract A longitudinal extension of the 2004 and 2005 ECAR studies of students and information technology, this 2006 study is based on quantitative data from nearly 29,000 freshman and seni…

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006
October 12, 2006

Abstract When ECAR studied IT security in 2003, we discovered that despite efforts to develop a secure IT infrastructure in higher education, uneven management awareness and a culture that e…

IT Engagement in Research: A Baseline Study
August 28, 2006

Abstract This ECAR study explores the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the academic research enterprise. To collect, analyze, and distribute information across an …