IT Services Operations

Core 2019 Initiatives

  • Coordinate Regular Linux Patching
  • Refreshed core datacenter systems including virtualization servers and storage, providing a stable infrastructure for the next 5+ years
  • 100 Gigabit redundant network infrastructure built out, future-proofing our internet connectivity

Planning for the Future

During the 4th quarter of 2019, IT Services began an internal initiative to evaluate the organizational design of the division. This process has some very unique parameters:

  • Internally driven, with a team selected by the Leadership Team (LT) to provide broad representation
  • No LT members are part of the working group and a very limited number of managers
  • Working group is tasked with providing one (or more) designs that address current and future needs
  • The working group is entering a data-gathering stage with campus partners, outside peer
    organizations, as well as best practices and research
The goal is to have a design we can then leverage by the 2nd quarter of 2020. The team's work can be tracked via the IT Services Organizational Design Team blog.

Strategic Planning Initiatives

  • IT Governance
  • Campus-wide Data Governance
  • Addition of a Chief Data Officer (CDO)
  • Identity Management and Security