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Villano, Matt – Campus Technology, 2009
As the national economic climate worsens, and college and university endowments, coffers, and funding sources shrink, schools are forced to get the most out of every dollar. That means that administrators are bending over backwards to see that all new investments provide maximum return on investment (ROI) over the long term. Campus eCommerce is no…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Investment, Business, Internet
Villano, Matt – Campus Technology, 2009
Academic technologists at Lynn University (Florida) learned the hard way just how important a disaster recovery plan can be. Back in 2005, when Hurricane Wilma walloped the region with driving rain and 120 mile-per-hour winds, the storm debilitated Lynn's IT department, causing damage and flooding that thwarted the campus network for nearly two…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Internet
Villano, Matt; Gullon, Monica – Campus Technology, 2009
Like fine wines, Web 2.0 technologies get better with age. Gone are the days of the pointless chat room; this is the era of social networking juggernauts such as Facebook, MySpace, and Friendster. Services offered by these firms are helpful in facilitating connections among users in every industry and of every age. In higher education, however, a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Networks, Benchmarking, Technological Advancement