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Hadoop: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
March 30, 2015

Apache Hadoop is an open-source software project for reliable, scalable, distributed computing . Hadoop enables big-data storage and processing by dividing the work across computer clu…

The Ever-Present Demand for Public Computing Resources
January 15, 2014

This CDS Spotlight focuses on public computing resources , including lab/cluster workstations in buildings, virtual lab/cluster workstations, kiosks, laptop and tablet checkout progr…

Estimating the Costs of Distributed IT Services
October 1, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Challenging budgets lead CIOs to try to understand institutional "IT spend." Many institutions have significant levels of IT spend outside central IT. We will define distributed IT spen…

The Wild-Card Character of "Bring Your Own": A Panel Discussion
April 1, 2013

Panelists on the front lines of higher education information technology share their thoughts on BYOD and what it could mean for colleges and universities. By R. F. "Chip"…

2012 CDS Executive Summary Report
January 24, 2013

This report summarizes results from the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) survey. Using a matched set of 616 CDS 2011 and CDS 2012 participating institutions, this year’s report is a detaile…

AT&T Splits Phones into Work and Personal Partitions, on any Carrier
June 15, 2012

AT&T says it has the answer for corporations that want to let employees access work applications from personal phones without becoming a security threat. A new virtualization-style technology…

From Wired to BYOD to Distance Learning: Lessons Learned in Making Technology Investments
October 17, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013

Adopting a strategy of connected education centered on mobility, video, and collaboration has allowed Duquesne University to deliver a rich teaching and learning environment. Learn how Duquesne has…

An iPad Semester Loan Program: Management, Policy, and the Pedagogical Value of iPads
October 16, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013

The College of Education at Michigan State University implemented a semester loan iPad program during the 2012–13 academic year for faculty and students. We will discuss mobile management of iOS …

ECAR Study Results for BYOD and the Consumerization of IT in Higher Education
October 16, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013

The consumerization of IT continues to weigh heavily on the minds of campus leaders and IT units. What are the most important bring-your-own-device/everything IT issues affecting higher education, …

IT Organizations: Balancing Centralized Efficiencies with Localized Needs
May 4, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin outlines an approach for rethinking the structure for delivery of IT services in colleges and universities that have multiple IT groups. It examines where in the inst…