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IT Infrastructure to Support Analytics: Laying the Groundwork for Institutional Analytics
October 23, 2012

Analytics has become a hot topic in the educational community, and several key questions must be addressed concerning the infrastructure of an analytics program. These issues include the …

IT Outsourcing at the University of Alberta
August 19, 2002

The University of Alberta is a major Canadian research university with a history of developing customized information systems in COBOL since the early 1970s. In 1999 and 2000, this university com…

IT Services Sourcing Survey
November 4, 2008

This November 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of IT services sourcing in higher education. The historically binary decision to self-ope…

IT Support for Research Grant Activity in Higher Education: Pursuing Integrated Electronic Research Life-Cycle Systems
June 5, 2007

This research bulletin identifies external and internal factors that are highlighting the growing importance of IT support for research grant activity in higher education, especially as 2007 dead…

Knowledge Management, Information Systems, and Organizations
September 28, 2004

This research bulletin demonstrates how knowledge management (KM), a human-centered approach to the integration of information systems within organizations, can be used to examine the overlapping…

Knowledge, Vetting, and Discovery
May 16, 2006

Presentation at the May 2006 ECAR Academy in Dedham, Massachusetts. "NERCOMP Presents: ECAR Academy" was developed jointly by NERCOMP and ECAR to develop the next generation of current …

Leveraging IT Infrastructure for HIPAA Training
July 6, 2004

Faced with the challenge of quickly developing, delivering, tracking, and reporting customized HIPAA training for 17,000 workers and students, the University of Minnesota leveraged important piec…

Louisiana State University and A&M College: Optimizing Text Messaging and Other Emergency Notification Systems
March 2, 2009

This ECAR case study complements the 2009 ECAR study by Mark C. Sheehan with Judith A. Pirani, Spreading the Word: Messaging and Communications in Higher Education. The study examines curren…

Making the Case for the Information Strategy
September 6, 2011

Whether improving access to learning resources and research collections, developing management information systems to support decision making, or facilitating better communication, the informa…

Managing Your IT Portfolio Risk: The Trailing Edge You Don’t Want to Admit To
August 16, 2005

The evaluation and remediation of the risks posed by trailing-edge or obsolete systems is a critical component of an enterprise risk management (ERM) strategy—the process of planning, orga…