EDUCAUSE Review Magazine, Volume 41, Number 5, September/October 2006


  • Rodney Petersen and Steve Worona
  • Fred H. Cate
    U.S. colleges and universities possess an exceptional volume and variety of personal information about students, employees, and others, yet they continue to lag behind industry, government, and higher education institutions in other countries in voluntarily protecting that information.
  • John Voloudakis
    In the past three years, higher education institutions have made a number of moves to secure their critical systems and protect their users, resulting in a marked change in the techniques used to combat security threats. Today, continued progress may depend on the development of an enterprise IT security program.
  • M. Peter Adler
    By adopting a unified approach to information security compliance, higher education institutions not only can effectively satisfy the requirements of the growing number of state and federal laws and industry regulations but also can address identified risks and improve the security of their information assets.
  • Lauren Steinfeld and Kathleen Sutherland Archuleta
    Privacy management in higher education, a uniquely challenging effort, depends on senior management support, strategic partnerships, collaboration, and most important, the necessary skill set and the appropriate organizational placement of the Chief Privacy Officer or other privacy professional.
  • Rodney Petersen
    To protect information assets and contribute to the security of critical infrastructures, colleges and universities must empower an individual, such as the Chief Security Officer, or a team with the authority, the resources, and the support needed to effectively maintain an information security program.
  • Donald M. Norris, Paul Lefrere, and Jon Mason
    Making knowledge services work in higher education will depend on developments in technology and also on a variety of commitments—academic, institutional, commercial, and public policy—undertaken by a small cadre of innovative institutions and leaders.
Web Bonus!
Donald M. Norris, Jon Mason, and Paul Lefrere
In the future, the user will have access to a full spectrum of knowledge tools, enabling global searching, knowledge mapping, and participation in individual knowledge networks. These tools will support the mapping, searching, sharing, repurposing, and leveraging of knowledge resources.

  • Fredric M. Litto
    A survey conducted by the "School of the Future" at the University of Sao Paulo in 2005 offers comparative data in the areas of higher education information technology—including policy, infrastructure, portals, and investments—for Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America.
  • Pablo G. Molina and the 2006 EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee
    Focusing on "pioneering," the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee looked at six technologies and trends—Web 2.0 applications, cell phones, vortals, podcasting, open-source learning management systems, and wireless—and considered how higher education institutions can prepare not only for this rich content but also for that yet to come.


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Absolute Software,
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Blackboard (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
Bradford Networks (an EDUCAUSE Silver Partner),
Campus Management (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
CDW-G (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
Cisco Systems (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
Computer Comforts (an EDUCAUSE Bronze Partner),
Cornelius & Associates,
Crestron Electronics,
Datatel (an EDUCAUSE Platinum Partner),
Dell (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
E&I Cooperative Service,
Enterasys Networks,
Epson (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
Event Management Systems (an EDUCAUSE Bronze Partner),
Extron Electronics (an EDUCAUSE Bronze Partner),
Ferrilli Information Group,
Gateway (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
GTCO CalComp,
Hitachi Software Engineering,
HP (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
IBM (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
Impulse Point,
Jenzabar (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
Microsoft (an EDUCAUSE Platinum Partner),
Mirapoint (an EDUCAUSE Silver Partner),
NEC Unified Solutions (an EDUCAUSE Silver Partner),
Oracle (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
SAP (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
SAS Institute,
Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks,
SMART Technologies (an EDUCAUSE Bronze Partner),
SP Controls (an EDUCAUSE Bronze Partner),
Spectrum Industries,
Sun Microsystems (an EDUCAUSE Gold Partner),
Sungard Higher Education (an EDUCAUSE Platinum Partner),
Thomson ResearchSoft,
Three Rivers Systems,
Timecruiser Computing,
TouchNet Information Systems (an EDUCAUSE Bronze Partner),
Turning Technologies,
Ungerboeck Systems,
VBrick Systems (an EDUCAUSE Bronze Partner),
VeriSign (an EDUCAUSE Platinum Partner),
WTC (an EDUCAUSE Bronze Partner),
XStream Software,;
Xythos Software (an EDUCAUSE Bronze Partner),