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IT Vision and Strategy: Guiding Principles

How We Do What We Have Imagined; Enabling the Plan for Pitt

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IT Governance

Defining and implementing a coordinated governance structure to facilitate effective IT decision making

  • Governance of all IT on campus, not just CSSD
  • Areas of focus for governance: data, research IT, and student systems

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Creating a University-wide IT culture to foster collaboration, enable effectiveness of IT service delivery, and promote partnership for innovation at Pitt

  • Doing the right thing, the right way, the first time
  • How to best use our campus resources to achieve the above
  • How well we deliver on our It plan, enabling the University to realize strategic goals


Enabling University-wide coordination on IT budget formulation and strategic investment planning

  • Streamline IT, organizational consolidations, eliminate duplication and waste
  • Technology standardization plan – use what we have to maximize our IT investments


Protecting University research, while keeping safe the privacy of individuals and the integrity of data across the University

  • Common technology stack; strategic vendor partners deep/broad
  • Make systems easier/better for faculty, staff, students, and alumni
  • Rationalize applications
  • Single IT help desk; single point of contact for users


Improving IT support activity across the University to deliver consistent technology service

  • Audit – ensure compliance
  • Clear policy creation
  • Risk-based approach