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Is Our Software Designed for Change? Successes and Challenges in Using Service Oriented Architecture
March 11, 2013

Institutions of higher education face disruptive changes, and changes in information technology are at the heart of these disruptions. Service oriented architecture (SOA ) provides a comprehen…

PESC 2.0: Unlocking the Power of Data for a New Modern Reality
October 29, 2010

PESC—the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council—was founded in 1997 by 30 leading organizations (EDUCAUSE among them) to help coordinate and support data-related projects in hig…

IT/Enterprise Architecture: What Is It, and What Value Does Leadership Find in Having an Architect at Hand?
May 12, 2008

In a recent survey, one-third of CIOs polled had a high-level architecture group. Of the remaining CIOs, one-third were planning to establish an architecture group in the next year or two. What r…

Next Generation Administrative Systems: Philosophy, Principles, and Technology
September 11, 2007

It is time to think differently about administrative systems in colleges and universities. Using the Kuali Student Service System as an illustration, this ECAR research bulletin discusses a visio…

Service-Oriented Architecture—What Is It, and How Do We Get One?
July 30, 2007

Good Ideas Service-Oriented Architecture—What Is It, and How Do We Get One? SOA can provide a secure, reliable, and agile architecture that benefits the entire institution By Jim Phe…

Having Your Cake and Eating It: The e-Framework's Service-Oriented Approach to IT in Higher Education
July 6, 2007

© 2007 Bill Olivier. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License ( ). ED…

The Future of the Web, Intelligent Devices, and Education
January 1, 2007

EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 42, no. 1 (January/February 2007): 32–47. Howard J. Strauss received the 2006 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award (sponsored by SunGard Higher Education, an EDUCAUSE Plati…

Planning and Delivering Service-Oriented Architecture
January 1, 2006

The session will address the role service-oriented architecture (SOA) plays in higher education and the reality and myths of next-generation Web services. It will include a brief description of S…

An Architecture for Evolving IT Customer Service
July 5, 2005

As a sequel to the ECAR research bulletin "Customer-Centered IT Support: Foundations, Principles, and Systems" by the same authors, this bulletin describes the philosophy behind Indiana…

Web Services Registry: The Foundation for SOA Governance
March 25, 2005

This 53-page research report from Burton Group analyzes the role of a Web Services Registry (WSR) in the Web Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) environment. In an SOA structure, governance pro…