OneIT is taking a unit-by-unit approach to implementing OneIT initiatives in 13 remaining units by summer 2018. The focus for the unit-by-unit approach is on End User Support, Data Centers and Servers, and Classroom IT Support.
The new OneIT Operations Team held its first four meetings, and the ITS Leadership Team and OneIT Steering Committee held wrap-up sessions this month.
UI ranks first in the nation in an assessment of how accessible its websites are to people with disabilities.
As outlined in a new overview, OneIT is transitioning from a collection of efficiency projects to operating as a unified IT organization. In a series of retreats, IT leaders from each campus unit developed a shared vision with plans and goals in four areas: Governance, Organizational Structure, Culture, and People (how we recruit, retain, and cultivate IT talent). These organizational goals are designed to create a more cohesive, easy experience for IT customers, enable us to maximize the impact of IT investment and better meet the needs of interdisciplinary activities, and allow us to learn from each other.
As part of task force recommendations to elevate the role of human resources on campus, the Information Management/Human Resources (IM/HR) workgroup is transitioning into ITS-Administrative Information Systems.
This week the Information Security and Policy Office announced a reorganization, through which Enterprise Services staff responsible for IT accessibility services and support will join the department and two new workgroups will be formed. The office is also currently advertising a new senior IT security analyst position.
The UI teamed up with fellow Unizin schools to share tools and strategies in its transition to Canvas, a new underlying learning management system for ICON. A Unizin story describes the collaboration.
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Several professionals from the OneIT community won Improving Our Workplace Awards (IOWA) in recognition of innovative projects that have a lasting positive impact on the institution. Senior Software Developer Michael Alberhasky of Information Technology Services (ITS) won an individual award for creating a HawkID password reset tool. A team award went to the Drupal Digital Signage Team, which through tremendous collaboration launched a cost-effective and user-friendly service for electronic billboards on campus.
Lance Bolton, senior IT director of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Technology Services, has received the 2016 Information Technology Leadership Award in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the university’s IT community.
The award, co-sponsored by the IT Leadership Development Team and Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Steve Fleagle, was presented to Bolton during the annual UI Tech Forum, attended by hundreds of IT professionals May 24 at the Iowa Memorial Union.