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ERIC Number: EJ864637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
What Technology? Reflections on Evolving Services
Collins, Sharon
EDUCAUSE Review, v44 n6 p68-70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86-88 Nov-Dec 2009
Each year, the members of the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee identify and research the evolving technologies that are having--or are predicted to have--the most direct impact on higher education institutions. The committee members choose the relevant topics, write white papers, and present their findings at the EDUCAUSE annual conference. This article presents excerpts from the white papers on each topic, written by individual members of the committee: (1) cyberinfrastructure and high-performance computing, by Stephen Landry; (2) open-source learning management systems, by Sharon Collins and Stephen Landry; (3) product managers in IT organizations, by John W. McGuthry; (4) information resource management technologies for libraries, by Beth Forrest Warner and Stephen Landry; and (5) IT service management, by Stephen Landry. The article's final section, written by Melody Childs and Molly Tamarkin, offers a brief overview of the past decade of committee work and white papers. The full white papers can be found on the Evolving Technologies Committee website ( These white papers address many other strategic areas for each evolving technology: (1) key questions to ask; (2) the implementation challenges; (3) the major vendors and how to judge among them; (4) how to proceed and the issues to be addressed; and (5) the likely impacts in the next three to five years. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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