OneIT began in 2015 as a portfolio of 16 efficiency projects identified through the Transparent, Inclusive Efficiency Review (TIER) process initiated by the state Board of Regents.
To realize all the benefits for campus envisioned by OneIT, we now think of OneIT more broadly than a portfolio of projects. The IT community is evolving into a unified IT organization called OneIT.
OneIT is not a traditional organization in terms of structure or budgetary authority. It is an ecosystem of IT providers with many commonalities: values, guiding principles, processes, technologies, governance, plans, priorities, policies, and vocabulary. Unification is designed to create a more cohesive, consistent experience for IT customers, enabling us to maximize the impact of IT investment, better meet the needs of interdisciplinary activities, and learn from each other.
OneIT organizational strategy unfolds
In a series of 2015-16 retreats, IT leaders from every college and unit on campus developed a shared vision for the future of this organization. The vision focused on culture, organizational structure, governance, and people. Building upon those efforts, the leaders began a OneIT strategic planning process in late 2017. The new strategic plan was completed in spring 2018.
TIER projects complete, more strategic projects underway
The original 16 OneIT projects were completed in 2018, resulting in $4.4 million in ongoing annual savings. As outlined in the Year in Review, we made incredible progress together in a short period of time.
The goals of the TIER project work were:
- Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of IT by dramatically reducing the cost of providing general IT services necessary for day-to-day campus operations.
- Identify areas where specialization and innovation are critical to meet unique needs in research and instruction, and assure that those needs are properly addressed.
- Enable reinvestment of time and resources into teaching, research, and service.
We are now working on an array of strategic initiatives and operational projects aligned with the strategic plan. Information about those projects and their timelines is available on the OneIT roadmaps page, and status updates are posted in the news link below each strategic goal.