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Understanding What Higher Education Needs from E-Textbooks: An EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Pilot
July 17, 2013

Twenty-three colleges and universities collaborated with Internet2, EDUCAUSE, the publisher McGraw-Hill, and the e-textbook platform provider Courseload to deliver free digital versions…

Enterprise Application Projects in Higher Education
August 21, 2013

Any institution needing to implement or upgrade a major, enterprise-wide application such as a core student or financial system quickly confronts questions such as how much it will cost…

Formal Planning Optimizes BYOE Opportunities: University of Florida
June 3, 2013

“Bring your own everything” ( BYOE ) represents more than people using their own devices on campus and upgrading the i nstitution’s wireless network accordingly. It is a convergenc…

What Does BYOE Mean for IT?: IT Leader Roundtable
May 15, 2013

The bring-your-own-everything (BYOE) phenomenon continues to gain momentum as more students, faculty, and staff use personal devices and services on campus. The person who previously brou…

Assessing Your Fiscal Bandwidth: Current Practices for Measuring IT Costs in Higher Education
May 14, 2013

Accurately and consistently measuring the cost of IT in higher education is an essential part of strategic IT management, yet according to IT leaders, cost data have proven elusive. What if a…

Enterprise Content-Aware DLP Solution Comparison and Select Vendor Profiles
May 14, 2013

This Gartner report covers content-aware data-loss prevention, which has grown up and is on the verge of becoming a standard part of security architecture. A small set of vendors dominate a major…

Using Analytics at UMBC: Encouraging Student Responsibility and Identifying Effective Course Designs
April 30, 2013

Higher education invests considerable resources into technology for academic purposes, but understanding whether those instructional technologies improve learning is often a difficult questio…

Leading a Multiple Project Mobile Learning Initiative: The Approach at Boise State University
April 9, 2013

Many colleges and universities have launched wide-ranging, device-specific mobile initiatives or invested substantial resources to make services mobile friendly in a platform-neutral manner…

Is Our Software Designed for Change? Successes and Challenges in Using Service Oriented Architecture
March 11, 2013

Institutions of higher education face disruptive changes, and changes in information technology are at the heart of these disruptions. Service oriented architecture (SOA ) provides a comprehen…

Optimizing Computing Infrastructure: Weighing Factors and Identifying Solutions
March 1, 2013

So, you've identified the problem and maybe even a set of possible solutions for your IT project. How do you decide which solution will best meet the needs of your campus or IT organization?…