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Information Technology Networking in Higher Education: Campus Commodity and Competitive Differentiator
February 7, 2005

This ECAR research study is designed to illuminate a host of current network management practices related to IT in higher education; opportunities for connectivity to external networks; the insti…

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…

Information Technology Security: Governance, Strategy, and Practice in Higher Education Roadmap
September 23, 2004

U.S. higher education institutions have historically enjoyed a culture of open access to information. The free flow of information faces increasing challenges as concerns about information securi…

Public Key Infrastructure: Making Progress, But Many Challenges Remain Key Findings
March 28, 2003

Public Key Infrastructure: Making Progress, But Many Challenges Remain" is a Key Findings summary. Research Director Dan Blum and Analyst Gerry Gebel provide an update to Burton Group'…

Information Technology Security: Governance, Strategy, and Practice in Higher Education Key Findings
October 24, 2003

U.S. higher education institutions have historically enjoyed a culture of open access to information. The free flow of information faces increasing challenges as concerns about information securi…

Policy-Based Security and Enterprise Policy Management
April 5, 2004

"Policy-Based Security and Enterprise Policy Management" is a Research Report prepared by Burton Group, an ECAR partner. It is available to ECAR subscribers through special arrangement…

High Stakes: Strategies for Optimal IT Security Staffing
March 16, 2004

At many higher education institutions, casual staffing arrangements are no longer adequate to handle the myriad technical, procedural, and cultural issues surrounding information technology secur…

Federating Identify Management: Standards, Technologies and Industry Trends
November 20, 2003

Federated identity management has emerged as a strategic requirement to enterprises. Traditional approaches such as delegated administration or directory synchronization do not support many users…

IT Security: The State of the Practice in Higher Education
November 6, 2003

In the spring of 2003, the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) launched a major study of IT security in higher education. Nearly 500 colleges and universities responded to the ECAR q…

Information Technology Security Policy: Keys to Success
November 11, 2003

This bulletin examines how higher education is coping with managing information technology security from the policy perspective. It focuses particular attention on policy processes and programs t…