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In-Memory Computing: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
August 14, 2015

In-memory computing helps make big-data analytics possible by keeping data in a server’s RAM rather than removing it to databases on separate disk drives. Keeping it at the cached l…

Data, Technology, and the Great Unbundling of Higher Education
August 17, 2015

Colleges and universities must address several critical issues in the years ahead in order to prepare for the next seismic change: the unbundling of higher education. …

EDUCAUSE Comments: NIST Controlled Unclassified Information Guidelines
May 19, 2015

In late 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released an initial public draft of a new set of guidelines for federal agencies to follow in securing sensitive unclassifi…

The Chief Data Officer in Higher Education
June 8, 2015

Key Takeaways The role of chief data officer meets two urgent needs on campus: leading data administration efforts and building analytics capacity to drive decisions with d…

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 Compelling Case for Data Governance
March 17, 2015

In higher education, data about students, employees, administrative and educational activities, and research are increasingly recognized as valuable assets that can be explored to reveal …

2014 CDS Benchmarking Report
February 25, 2015

Traditionally, the Core Data Service annual report has summarized the state of higher education IT; however, the strength of CDS data are shown through their benchmarking capability. To serve…

EDUCAUSE Core Data Service 2014 Almanacs
February 18, 2015

These two-page, easy-to-scan summaries distill CDS data in a variety of categories that include IT financials, staffing, and services, and many other service areas. All Non-Specialized U.S.…

Institutional Practices and Faculty Perspectives on Research Computing in Higher Education
December 1, 2014

Contemporary scientific and scholarly research is highly dependent on technology, and information technology units play a primary role in enabling research in higher education . Strong r esea…

The 2013 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education
November 20, 2014

ECAR CDS spotlights highlight findings from the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service, focusing on a small but meaningful slice of data collected in the CDS.  This collection of ECAR CDS spotlights focuses…