Annual IT Governance Accountability Report Now Available

Posted on: November 13, 2014

The annual IT Governance Accountability Report was released this week. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 report spotlights what IT governance said it would do, confirms what was accomplished, identifies what was not achieved, and puts forth the campus-wide IT priorities for this new fiscal year. The annual report provides updates on implementation projects and includes IT governing committee reports. In addition, the ITS capital budgets-to-actuals are presented for FY 2013-2014, and the projected FY 2014-2015 capital budget highlights the big ticket investments.

In FY 2013-2014, IT governance and participating IT departments completed these initiatives: initiating the replacement of the administrative systems, updating the educational technologies roadmap, creating research data preservation options and recommendations, developing system standards, and providing input into the design and initial implementation of IT shared services. Priorities that remain in progress are: creating a building security system replacement strategy (the funding strategy is complete), beginning to develop learning analytics, and supporting the ongoing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) deployments.

In FY 2014-2015, IT governance will oversee the Administrative Systems Modernization Program, develop a learning data analytics strategy, participate in technology enhanced education governance, create a digital asset management strategy, complete the VoIP deployment, complete the Canvas LMS transition, create a technical support coordinator certification program, retire under-utilized Information Technology Services (ITS) services, begin implementation of a modern identity and access management system, develop a building security system replacement strategy, and establish a direction for infrastructure as a service. ITS will invest about $4 million 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.

Thanks to many people across campus who participate in IT governance to help ensure that IT plays a strategic and cost-effective role in supporting the mission of the University. Enjoy reading the report and please feel free to pass on any comments or observations.

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