2015 IT Governance Accountability Report

Posted on: November 22, 2015


The Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 annual IT Governance Accountability Report has just been published. The report summarizes the work of IT Governance committees and provides updates on implementation projects, the Information Technology Services (ITS) capital budgets-to-actuals for FY 2014-2015, the priorities and the projected FY 2015-2016 capital budget for large scale investments in FY 2015-2016. Find out about what IT governance said it would do, confirm what has been accomplished, understand what has not been achieved, and check-out the campus-wide IT priorities for the new fiscal year.

In FY 2014-2015, IT governance and participating IT departments completed these initiatives: the Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) campus-wide deployment, the transition to the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), creation of a Technical Support Coordinator certification program, creation of a plan to retire under-utilized ITS services, participation in technology enhanced education governance, creation of a digital asset management strategy, development of a building security system funding strategy, oversight of the Administrative Systems Modernization Program (ASMP 2.0), and initial discussions relating to a learning data analytics strategy.

ITS invested approximately $4 million this past year to complete the deployment of VoIP, procure an identity management toolset, network upgrades, information security enhancements, and a five year renewal of the campus UT Back-up solution. Four priorities remain in progress: create a building security system replacement strategy, oversee the Administrative Systems Modernization Program, develop learning data analytics strategy, and establish a direction for infrastructure as a service.

In FY 2015-2016, IT governance will continue to oversee the ASMP 2.0, implement the ASMP technical architecture, enhance the research computing environment and campus network, build the core digital asset management system, determine a building security system replacement approach, oversee architecture and infrastructure projects, improve systems management and remote support, review educational technology policies, and promote efficiency and effectiveness in business products and services. ITS and the UT System will invest approximately $8 million to refresh the data center network, complete data center upgrades, increase the campus border router capacity to 100 Gbps, refresh the core network, implement identity management, and build the core digital asset management system.

Thanks to everyone across campus who contribute to IT governance. It helps ensure that IT@UT plays a strategic and cost effective role in supporting the University’s mission and purpose. On this Thanksgiving, know that all of you who are committed throughout the year to support the students, faculty and staff of the University are very much appreciated.

Please access the report online: Information Technology Governance Accountability Report – 2015

After reviewing the report and appreciating the challenges and achievements, please send your thoughts and comments to Brad Englert , Chief Information Officer (CIO) of UT Austin.

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