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EDUCAUSE 7 Things You Should Know About...™ is a series of publications that address a diverse range of professional challenges in higher education IT, from updates on current developments to explorations of important overarching issues.

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7 Things You Should Know About IT Accessibility
August 13, 2014

IT accessibility is the ongoing process by which an organization ensures its current and future IT can be used effectively by everyone , including individuals with disabiliti…

7 Things You Should Know About Badging for Professional Development
August 7, 2014

Digital badges recognize a particular experience or signify accomplishments , such as completion of a project or mastery of a skill. In a professional context, a learner typically earns a …

7 Things You Should Know About Information Security Metrics
January 17, 2014

An information security metric is an ongoing collection of measurements to assess security performance , based on data collected from various sources . Information security metrics …

7 Things You Should Know About VDI
June 24, 2011

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) separates the operating system and applications from the client device, providing a model of desktop computing that is much more flexible and efficie…

7 Things You Should Know About IPv6
April 20, 2011

The rapid expansion in the use of the Internet, coupled with explosive growth in the number of devices that access it, has prompted development of a new protocol, IPv6. Apart from adding subs…

7 Things You Should Know About Mobile App Development
April 19, 2011

Users increasingly expect to be able to do virtually everything on a mobile device that they can do on a laptop (if not more ). The initial decision point for any mobile development program …

7 Things You Should Know About Mobile Security
March 17, 2011

Very small computing devices represent a new frontier in the computer security war. Mobile devices amplify existing security concerns while introducing a new set of risks, but most people have …

7 Things You Should Know About Agile Development
December 1, 2010

The “agile” model for software development and IT project management is more about principles and practice than policy and process. In contrast to more traditional approaches, agile i…

7 Things You Should Know About ITIL
October 5, 2010

The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a framework for guiding the design and delivery of IT services. In the same way that an organization might have standards for project m…

7 Things You Should Know About Cloud Security
September 3, 2010

Cloud computing promises to provide considerable benefits for colleges and universities, including increased reliability and flexibility, with lower or more transparent costs. At the same time, c…