Council leaders are reviewing the status of initiatives on their roadmaps, and will publish the next batch of roadmaps by July 1, after the IT strategic plan is finalized.
University technology leaders are increasing collaboration across Health Care Information Systems and OneIT to better serve the entire campus. The long-term vision is a fully integrated IT environment that supports the breadth of university activities and enables success in teaching, research, and healthcare.
The OneIT Leaders group met Nov. 30 to begin work on a OneIT Strategic Plan. They will work on the plan through a series of three retreats in the coming months, with the goal of having it approved by the OneIT Strategy Team in February.
The new OneIT Roadmaps are now available at https://oneit.uiowa.edu/roadmaps. Developed by the six OneIT Councils and approved by the OneIT Strategy Team, the roadmaps show current and planned IT projects happening across campus. We encourage you to take a look.
We have developed a fun, informative animation to explain the new OneIT Governance Process that we implemented this year. The video is under three minutes in length and does a nice job explaining how an idea that is not already on a roadmap flows through the process. Check it out at: https://oneit.uiowa.edu/governance-process.
Maggie Jesse, Senior Director of the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology in Information Technology Services (ITS), received the 2017 Information Technology Leadership Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions to the university’s IT community.
Todd Weissenberger and Kirk Corey have won a 2016-17 Diversity Catalyst Award in recognition of their contributions to improving website accessibility at the University of Iowa.
The IT Leadership Award is part of a continuing effort to develop, encourage, and support IT Leadership at the UI. Nominations are due by Sunday, April 2, 2017. The nomination form and criteria are available at https://uiowa.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1758121.
Deployment of the new high-performance computing system, Argon, is taking longer than expected due to issues with equipment delivered by the vendor. Argon is expected to be generally available by March 14, about two weeks later than the originally planned rollout date. The updated schedule is available at https://hpc.uiowa.edu/recent-news/new-hpc-cluster-coming-soon-argon-febr....
A recent security incident recently prompted the Information Security and Policy Office to recommend that all students, faculty, and staff to change their HawkID password. Response to messages encouraging password changes has been positive, but it would be helpful for IT professionals to continue encouraging more end users to take this precautionary measure. The HawkID password change tool is available at: http://hawkid.uiowa.edu.