The University of Texas at Austin

Administrative Systems Master Plan (ASMP) Town Hall Meeting

November 9, 2012

Kevin Hegarty, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Mary Knight and Kristi Fisher, co-chairs of the Business Services Committee; and Brad Englert, Chief Information Officer provided the latest Administrative Systems Master Plan (ASMP) update in a campus-wide town hall meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2012.

The need for UT Austin to develop the ASMP was identified in 2009 by the Strategic IT Advisory Committee (SITAC), as the way to best align administrative systems IT resources and investments towards the University’s mission and goals. Implementing the initiatives outlined in the ASMP provides a great opportunity for UT Austin take a fresh look at how to best deliver administrative services using the latest generation of IT solutions.

The Business Services Committee (BSC) is responsible for overseeing several ASMP initiatives and work started in April 2012. The first ASMP initiative, developing the roadmaps to replace and enhance administrative systems, is on schedule for completion at the end of December, 2012.

The ASMP initiatives will help answer the question: “What do we want the future of administrative systems at UT Austin’s to be?” At this point, the honest answer is, “We are not sure yet.” There are no predetermined solutions, other than a campus-wide commitment towards Open Systems (Linux) and the greater use of relational databases, like Oracle.

The next step in the road mapping effort is to build a compelling business case for UT Austin’s approach and garner input from the IT governance committees.

For those unable to attend the town hall meeting, a recording is available on demand

Moving forward, monthly ASMP meetings will be organized to seek input for those who would like to be more involved in the process. The ASMP is available on the Business Services Committee website under OTHER FILES.

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