I would like to acknowledge the effort the IT community has put into the projects, and also the transition process that many have gone through as we made changes related to OneIT. Operating as a unified organization provides a more cohesive, consistent experience for IT customers, and helps us better meet the needs of interdisciplinary activities. We maximize the impact of IT investment and learn from each other.
This Year in Review focuses on progress of the original projects and initiatives that emerged through the Transparent Inclusive Efficiency Review (TIER) commissioned by the Board of Regents. Many other important and exciting OneIT activities are happening in parallel, and we look forward to highlighting those efforts in future communications.
In 2017, IT leaders from every college and unit developed a shared vision for OneIT’s future, focused on governance, culture, structure, and people—recruiting, cultivating, and retaining exceptional staff.
We implemented a new governance process that improves transparency, communication, project prioritization, and decision-making. We created a comprehensive set of IT roadmaps, and are working on a new IT strategic plan.
We are assessing skills and forming a workforce development strategy. Recently, we announced plans to integrate IT across healthcare and academics to leverage complementary strengths, meet growing demand for IT services, and provide a more seamless user experience.
By finding ways to deliver IT services more efficiently and effectively, we have saved $3.5 million to date—nearly $1 million in hardware, software, and service savings, and $2.5 million in labor. Operating more efficiently and effectively allows us to strategically reinvest resources to support research, teaching, learning, and security, and to focus on innovations and unique needs.
Continue reading the Year in Review welcome from Steve Fleagle, Associate Vice President & CIO.