A year ago, Vice President and Chief Information Officer Curtis Carver promised 100 wins to improve the work experiences of faculty, staff and students, and UAB IT has delivered.
With ideas submitted through the SPARK crowdsourcing platform, in town halls and meetings and in conversations with customers, more than 100 improvements have been implemented to respond to customer needs and support the university’s mission.
Among those are robust support for research computing, bolstered by investment from university administration and schools, longer, stronger passwords and other measures to secure university assets and personal information plus plans for a faster network to boost connectivity for all users.
A draft of the IT Strategic Plan also is available online, and the community invited to review it through June 24 and provide feedback at the SPARK site.
The IT Strategic Plan is tied to President Ray Watts’ seven strategic imperatives for information technology, which also drove many of wins.
“In the coming year, we expect to achieve at least another 100 wins as we support our world-class university in its mission to be a first choice in education and health care,” Carver said.