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Parry, David – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
While recognizing that digital access is not evenly distributed in the United States, which is to say nothing of the global distribution, one can safely say that this transformation is already here; people are already at the moment in which the ability to use social media, and particularly social media as amplified through the power of the mobile…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Multiple Literacies, Access to Information, Spatial Ability
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Petersen, Rodney – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
The sourcing of IT systems and services takes many shapes in higher education. Campus central IT organizations are increasingly responsible for the administration of enterprise systems and for the consolidation of operations into a single data center. Specialized academic and administrative systems may be run by local IT departments. In addition,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Technology, Risk Management, Computer Security
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Tamarkin, Molly; Rodrigo, Shelley – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
Technology leaders must participate in strategy creation as well as operational delivery within higher education institutions. The future of higher education--the view to tomorrow--is irrevocably integrated and intertwined with evolving technologies. This article focuses on two specific evolving technologies: (1) alternative IT sourcing; and (2)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Technology, Leaders, Colleges
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Hanson, Terry – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
The purpose of an information strategy is to highlight the extent to which a modern, complex organization depends on information, in all of its guises, and to consider how this strategic asset should be managed. This dependency has always been present and nowhere more so than in universities, whose very purpose is built around information and its…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Information Management, Management Information Systems, Information Technology
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Davis, Jim; Rocchio, Rosemary A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
Mobile use of the Internet is on target to surpass fixed use by 2014. Three-fourths of all college/university students have purchased or intend to purchase an Internet-enabled handheld device within the next year. The smartphone market is changing almost monthly. Attempting to manage even just one or a few "devices" is becoming a lost…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Internet, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement
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Mahon, Ed; McPherson, Michael R.; Vaughan, Joseph; Rowe, Theresa; Pickett, Michael P.; Bielec, John A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
IT leaders today must not only provide but also decide: which tools and services should they continue to supply, which are better delivered by others, and perhaps most critically, which methods from among the bewildering array of alternative sourcing strategies will best serve their faculty, staff, and students. In 2009, the EDUCAUSE Center for…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Leaders, Outsourcing, College Faculty
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Bristow, Rob; Dodds, Ted; Northam, Richard; Plugge, Leo – EDUCAUSE Review, 2010
Some of the most significant changes in information technology are those that have given the individual user greater power to choose. The first of these changes was the development of the personal computer. The PC liberated the individual user from the limitations of the mainframe and minicomputers and from the rules and regulations of centralized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Technological Advancement, Selection
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Staley, David J. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2009
Wikipedia is an online free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit and an efficient way to marshal the talents of many bright, capable people to produce knowledge. But the real significance of Wikipedia and similar Web 2.0 technologies is the way in which they organize people and activities, not simply the way in which they create and…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Creativity, Information Technology
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Suess, Jack; Morooney, Kevin – EDUCAUSE Review, 2009
Increasingly, IT organizations will move from providing IT services locally to becoming an integrator of IT services--some provided locally and others provided outside the institution. As a result, institutions must immediately begin to plan for shared services and must understand the essential role that identity management and trust services play…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Internet, Computer Software, Computer Security
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Wheeler, Brad; Waggener, Shelton – EDUCAUSE Review, 2009
The concept of today's cloud computing may date back to 1961, when John McCarthy, retired Stanford professor and Turing Award winner, delivered a speech at MIT's Centennial. In that speech, he predicted that in the future, computing would become a "public utility." Yet for colleges and universities, the recent growth of pervasive, very high speed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Internet, Computer Software, Computers