Framework guides IT strategic planning
The University at Albany is a sophisticated, complex, and evolving institution committed to high quality and innovative research, instruction, and service. The University's size, stature, and future aspirations depend on its human, physical, and technological assets. The central role of information technology in the realization of this potential was the subject of an internal partnership project focused on a framework for IT strategic planning.
During the past year the Center partnered with the University's Chief Information Officer to lay the groundwork for strategic planning and management of the University's IT infrastructure. The joint project team worked closely with a group of key advisors from across the University to produce the basic building blocks of a new IT strategic planning process. These included:
A best practice review of other universities' IT strategic planning processes
An inventory of the University at Albany's IT-related programs and services
A preliminary IT needs assessment
A preliminary IT planning governance structure
Recommended principles to guide IT strategic planning at the University
The package of recommendations and research results was shared with University leadership and will be implemented in the upcoming academic year under the direction of the University's Chief Information Officer.
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