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Nomads at Last? Understanding the Impact of Mobile Technologies on Human Spatial Behavior
December 7, 2010

Presentation at the 2010 ECAR Symposium, December 7, 2010, in Carlsbad, California. Billions of people all over the world carry a mobile device while traveling, be it a cell phone or a portable c…

Managing Availability and Performance Risks in the Cloud: Expect the Unexpected
December 7, 2010

We know that the best way to avoid cloud risks is to apply sound risk management strategies before placing applications and IT services in the cloud. Some risks, however, cannot be predetermined …

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…

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010—Roadmap
October 22, 2010

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the study The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010 , by Shannon D. Smith …

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010—Key Findings
October 22, 2010

This document presents the key findings from The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010. Since 2004, the annual ECAR study of undergraduate students and informa…

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010
October 22, 2010

Abstract Since 2004, the annual ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We ask …

Advanced Core Technologies Initiative (ACTI) Prospectus
September 30, 2010

EDUCAUSE is launching a new program called the Advanced Core Technologies Initiative (ACTI). A primary goal of ACTI is to help higher education institutions, with varying capabilities and resourc…

Good Citizen or Leader: The Case for Green IT
August 10, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin builds on Powering Down: Green IT in Higher Education, the 2010 ECAR study of green IT. Although this bulletin is not a digest of that study, it is offered as a g…

Market Profile: Rich Mobile Application Platforms for the Smartphone 2010
July 6, 2010

Rich mobile applications (RMAs) provide powerful opportunities for institutions to interact with students, faculty, and staff via the smartphones in their pockets. RMAs integrate with and levera…

BCNET: Collaboratively Building a Multi-Institutional Shared Green Data Center
June 10, 2010

This ECAR case study examines the work of BCNET, a Canadian not-for-profit organization that builds high-performance networks for British Columbia's research and education institutions. BCN…