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EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research

IT professionals and higher education leaders use ECAR research and analyses to predict, plan, and act on IT trends.

 

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Colleges and universities use CDS to benchmark their IT organizations and inform their IT strategic planning and management.

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Address Top IT Issues

EDUCAUSE Top-Ten IT Issues and ECAR Top-Ten Strategic Technologies

Understand IT Needs

ECAR student and faculty research

Predict, Plan, and Act

ECAR research and analyses

Benchmark IT

CDS IT staffing, funding, and services

Dig Deeper with Data

Decision support based on EDUCAUSE data


EDUCAUSE Research Team

The Research Team provides services through ECAR and CDS. Research programs are guided by EDUCAUSE members, Board of Directors, Executive Team, advisory groups, and expert panels.

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Benchmarking Infographic (EDUCAUSE Review)

This EDUCAUSE Research Snapshot infographic explains how metrics and data benchmarks can inform planning.

TCO for Cloud Services

A common justification for moving to the cloud is cost savings, but savings are difficult to prove. This framework helps you ID the total cost of ownership for cloud-based IT services.

IT Trends: What's Influential and What's Just Starting to Take Hold

61% or more of institutions confirmed that the four trends are exerting a major influence on their IT strategies.

IT Service Catalog Working Model

This new resource provides a common model institutions can use as a starting point for new service catalogs or as an opportunity to improve existing ones.

The Compelling Case for Data Governance

As institutions understand the immense value in the data, shared governance becomes increasingly important.

Autonomics, OAuth, and Near Field—OH MY!

Scratching your head? You're not alone. Learn about these and other technologies in our new ECAR Working Group Technology Spotlight series.

Measure learning innovation with ELI's Seeking Evidence of Impact program.

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Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.

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