Advanced Core Technologies Initiative

ACTI has been integrated with EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research

ECAR Working Groups bring together higher education IT leaders to address core technology challenges. Individuals at EDUCAUSE member institutions are invited to collaborate on projects that advance emerging technologies important to colleges and universities.

Learn more on the ECAR Working Groups page.

The summer 2013 ACTI/ECAR integration brings together EDUCAUSE analysis and research efforts and enables greater support of the working groups. Read more about the integration.

ACTI Resources

Optimizing Computing Infrastructure: Weighing Factors and Identifying Solutions

Need help deciding which IT solution will best meet the needs of your campus?

A First Look at... Integrated Communications Technology Survey

Tracking trends in unified communications.

ACTI Data Management Glossary

Coming to a shared understanding on the definitions of frequently used data management terms.

Developing a Campus Mobile Strategy: Guidelines, Tools, and Best Practices

Guidelines for evaluating and selecting a mobile web framework based on an individual university’s characteristics, resources, strategies, and needs.

Developing an Institutional Research Data Management Plan Service

Learn how to implement a DMP service that supports your unique research environment.

ACTI Update: Meeting Report

Highlights from the November 6, 2012 meeting.

Distributed Antenna Systems: Briefing Note

Learn what DAS are, what non-DAS solutions exist, and get ideas on how to buy or fund your DAS solution in this latest paper from ACTI-CCM.

What's Next for Campus Cyberinfrastructure?

ACTI responds to the NSF ACCI reports

SIP Services: Communication in the Cloud

ACTI Conversation webinar archive.

Current Projects

Research Data Storage

This project focuses on what services and governance might be needed as institutions increase their maturity in data management and storage support.

Transitioning to IPv6

IPv6 was first introduced in 1996, but many schools haven't made the move yet. Find out reasons to start planning a transition now.

Responsive Web Design

A look at the basic tenets of responsive web design, an approach that makes content available on a variety of devices.

Emergency Communications

A summary of recent changes in emergency communications and the impact these changes have on campus and statewide.

Big Data

How will our campuses support big data, and how will we work with national data centers?

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Technology Thought Leaders
ACTI Members provide leadership in the adoption and management of advanced core technologies.

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ACTI Member Benefits

Just some of the benefits members receive include:

  • Involvement in projects that bridge the research and learning missions of higher education.
  • The opportunity to convene face-to-face with colleagues at the ACTI Annual Meeting.
  • The opportunity to contribute to EDUCAUSE publications and other resources.
  • A channel to EDUCAUSE leadership, including executive-level participation.

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Meeting Presentations Now Available

ACTI 2013 Annual Meeting

Find presentations under each session's resources link.

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Participate in active working groups, propose new working group ideas, or join the ACTI-Community discussion list. Make the most of your membership >