Welcome to the first edition of the University IT newsletter. I suspect the first question for many of you may be, "What is University IT?"
In February of this year, I announced a redistribution of some services provided by the three Business Affairs IT units: Administrative Systems (AS), Information Security Office (ISO), and IT Services. My goal is to increase the effectiveness of the services we deliver on behalf of the University, particularly by improving client satisfaction, delivering services more efficiently, and mitigating enterprise risks. Over the past several months, we have made much progress.
With this underlying desire to serve Stanford at our collective best, we are introducing University IT. The three Business Affairs IT units will aim to present a "single face" to our clients so that we can simplify the way you can learn about, locate, obtain, and use our services. So what does that mean to you and those you support? To start, it means:
Additionally, I have established the Office of the CIO (OCIO). The OCIO is comprised of me, Bill Clebsch (Associate Vice President for IT Services), Michael Duff (Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer), and Ganesh Karkala (Associate Vice President for Administrative Systems). Acting in unison, this team leads University IT and will:
Although the three units have long worked together on the Business Affairs vision and initiatives, the OCIO represents an unprecedented level of collaboration in the specific area of IT. This newly formed office will substantially improve University IT's ability to meet Stanford's central IT needs and support the goals of distributed IT units.
University IT and the OCIO are works in progress, so we value and encourage your input about how we can continue to improve. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org any time with input and it will be directed to the person who can best address it.
Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
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