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Supporting Information Governance

At the University of Illinois, positioning the records and information management program in the office of the CIO enhances ongoing IT information-governance efforts.

ECAR Update: IPAS and Strategic Technologies

The March issue of ECAR Update features new resources on integrated planning and advising services and the Top-Ten Strategic Technologies.

Seeking Student Success: IPAS

Integrated Planning and Advising Services play a major role in student success strategies. Get lessons learned and best practices from this report.

Make Your Case for IT with Custom Analytics

EDUCAUSE now offers decision support services based on CDS and ECAR data.

IT Risk Management Methodologies

This Gartner report for ECAR subscribers will guide you to the risk management methodology that fits your institution.

Selecting the Best ENS

Find out what technology strategies to consider and get recommendations that will help you make implementation and usage decisions with this new brief on emergency notification systems strategy....


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