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Campus-wide IT Governance Progress Report

November 7, 2010

The newly released IT Governance Accountability Report provides an update on campus-wide IT governance priorities for the last fiscal year 2010-2011, and presents IT priorities for the year ahead. The report clearly demonstrates the values on which IT governance at The University of Texas at Austin is based; it also documents what campus IT governing groups said they would do and what they accomplished.

When IT governance was launched in the fall 2009, campus made a strong commitment to accountability, transparency, open communication, responsibility and appropriate representation from a variety of constituencies. Much has been achieved these past two years thanks to the campus-wide IT community's active participation in IT governance.

2011-2012 priorities for IT governance include creating a mobility strategy, providing data planning and management resources to researchers, determining the learning management system direction, selecting other instructional support technologies, building out the East Hall in the new data center, implementing disaster recovery for critical services, initiating Voice over IP (VoIP) core technology upgrades, continuing investments in IT security, upgrading the web infrastructure, completing the Administrative Systems Master Plan and beginning the move to an open systems environment, and upgrading the campus-wide building access control system. The planned Information Technology Services capital budget for these initiatives is presented in the report and has already been endorsed by the Strategic IT Accountability Board. Progress on these initiatives will be reported in October 2012.

In addition, the report conveys information on the individual IT governance committees, including identifying the leaders on campus who have worked to achieve impressive results. Their work and the work of many others on campus help ensure that IT continues to play a strategic (and cost effective) role in supporting the mission of the University.

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