University of Vermont

CALS Information Technology Office

06/30/2003

Summary of IBM Report Recommendations

Last semester IBM Global Consulting spent a week on campus conducting a baseline assessment of information technology at UVM, how it is deployed, organized and supported. They met with over 50 UVM leaders, central and distributed IT support staff, as well as conducting three workshops with student, faculty and staff technology users.

Though the contract called for only eight assessments/recommendations, IBM consultants, Ann Riley and Cliff Kramer, outdid themselves by producing a series of fifty recommendations in twelve categories. While some readers have indicated that the recommendations are not fundamentally different from recommendations we have heard (and suggested) before, they are well organized and carry the impact of a widely respected consulting company. For a look at their recommendations, see the Summary of IBM Recommendations. Note that this report is for UVM internal use and should not be distributed outside of UVM. To view the report, you must enter your network ID and password.

We expect this baseline assessment and recommendations to influence IT planning for years to come.

Please note that a UVM network ID and password are required to view this report, which is for UVM affiliate eyes only!

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Last modified June 30 2003 04:22 PM

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