Welcome to the Office of theChief Information Officer
Laptop Checkout Retirement - OIT endorsed retiring the ITS laptop checkout service. Laptops will not be available for checkout after June of 2013.
IAM Strategy - OIT endorsed the Identity and Access Management Strategy and Resource recommendations.
Office 365 - OIT endorsed the move to Office 365.
Mobile Strategy - OIT unanimously endorsed the mobile strategy for the University of Texas at Austin.
Disaster Recovery - OIT unanimously endorsed a new plan for recovery of the mainframe in the event of a disaster.
Qualtrics - OIT endorsed the retirement of Survey Station and the implementation of the new survey service Qualtrics for Campus. Qualtrics is able to be used for human subject research and the collection of sensitive data.
OIT Priorities - OIT will address learning analytics, online instruction, and cloud computing as three of their priority topics for the year.
The University of Texas thanks OIT Committee members for their excellent service to our University and welcomes our new members. We are looking forward to a great year in IT at UT.
Wireless - OIT identified increasing wireless network speed as a top priority for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year.
Network Report Card - OIT endorsed a network report card for campus buildings that will allow building operators to understand the status of all of the network components within their building.
Printer Repair Services - OIT unanimously endorsed the transition of the UDC printer repair service to the campus store.
MyEdu - The University has adopted the Schedule Planner and Course Transfer tools of the MyEdu suite.
Administrative System Master Plan and VoIP - The OIT Committee endorsed the Administrative System Master Plan and the Approach to VoIP.
System Strategic IT Plan - UT System is engaging UT Austin in the development of a System-wide strategic plan for Information Technology.
Mobility Strategy - OIT approved the creation of a task force to develop a strategy for determining and maximizing the use of mobile devices on campus.
Student Printing - At the request of students, ITS will phase into the labs the use of the double-sided printing option as the default printing option for printers.
Central Data Storage – OIT sent kudos to the data storage team for the upcoming 80% saving in data storage costs. UT accepted a bid to provide more than a petabyte of data storage to campus. Rates are in review and a fall 2011 implementation is expected.
Desktop Back-up Tool - OIT unanimously approved the roll out strategy for CrashPlan, a cloud service for data backup and storage.
Cloud Services Task Force – OIT unanimously approved the Cloud Computing charter which represents the specifics and criteria for using third party cloud services at the University. The process will launch to campus in the fall 2011 semester.
ITS Applications Customer Service Survey – A survey to determine customer priorities and rank those priorities on all ITS Applications’ services is being conducted. Results from the survey will be ready in early August.
OIT votes to retire the UMBS email service.
OIT approves the retirement of the ITS Computer Repair service.
OIT approves the Network Operations Manual and will bring to SITAB for final approval in the June meeting.
OIT endorses proposal to move forward with exploring the use of CrashPlan as an enterprise desktop backup solution.
OIT endorses recommendation to move forward with a project to define the future direction of Identity Management.
VoIP - The task force has defined three classes of service - basic, business, and institutional. They are working on the pricing for different scenarios using these service classes and their defined feature sets.