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With ECAR data, analysis, and actionable recommendations you can improve your IT service delivery and increase the strategic value of IT for your institution.

Enhance Decision Making with ECAR Research

Make better decisions and improve service delivery with ECAR research and analysis. Targeted specifically to IT professionals and college and university leaders, ECAR provides user data, higher education technology trends and practices, and collaboration opportunities focused on improving IT's contribution to higher education. View all ECAR publications.

 

 

 

ECAR Research Helps You Manage

EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues and Top 10 Strategic Technologies and Trend Watch reports. View the infographic

  • Knowing the top higher education IT trends and forecasts
  • Zeroing in on what's important and where to focus

Analytics in Higher Education, 2015 and Digital Capabilities in Higher Education, 2015

  • Laying the groundwork for analytics (data management and integration)
  • Using IT as a strategic differentiator in business intelligence and learning analytics (personalized learning)

2016 Students and IT Report

  • Moving from desktops to handhelds (mobile device diversity)
  • Using IT as a strategic differentiator in teaching and learning and student success analytics (data-driven decision making and personalized learning)

IT Workforce in Higher Education

  • Transforming the way IT organizations manages services (service management, agile approaches to change, DevOps movement)
  • Reinvesting in the IT organization itself

Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud

  • Reengineering enterprise applications and infrastructure (increasing complexity, moving to the cloud)

2016 Enterprise Application Market Reports

  • Understanding the solution marketplace for enterprise applications (e.g., more and less common solution providers and service delivery configurations for major enterprise applications)

Mobile Apps in Higher Education

  • Moving from desktops to handhelds (mobile device diversity)
  • Reinvesting in information security (risk management approaches, a device-agnostic security approach)

Establishing Data Stewardship Models

  • Laying the groundwork for analytics (enterprise data management, data integration)

Aligning IT Funding Models to the Pace of Technology Change

  • Reinvesting in the IT organization itself (shared services)
  • Ensuring adequate staffing capacity and staff retention as budgets shrink or remain flat and as external competition grows

IT Service Delivery in Higher Education

  • Transforming the way the IT organization manages services (service management, agile approach to change, DevOps movement)

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