UBIT works closely with constituents across the Institution to
identify IT initiatives needed for success. The accomplishments
described above were based on prioritized requirements of the UB
Academic and Research Divisions.
Some of the upcoming fiscal year plans include but are not
limited to the following:
- Wired Network Upgrade – As described in detail in
the attached UBIT Budget Presentation, the wired network switchgear
supporting all the in-building connections is beyond support by the
vendor (Cisco). This is a major risk for the institution and
restored funding is needed.
- TAP Compliance Module – UBIT is working closely
with the Office of Academic Affairs to scope and ultimately develop
a software solution to ensure all students are aware of compliance
for course selection.
- Create PMO and Establish IT Governance Council –
Based on external review and internal input, UBIT is in the process
of establishing a PMO to support a comprehensive governance model
for resource prioritization. This will be fully established in
- Information Security Review – An assessment of the
campus security position will be conducted in FY16-17. This effort
was originally planned for the FY15-16, but staffing changes have
delayed the effort until the next fiscal year.
- Expand IT Customer Support Model to “Tech
Squad” – The successful implementation of the
UBIT Help Center last year has paved the way for Phase 2 that
expands this approach to IT field support. An aggressive campaign
into the residence halls and academic units (in conjunction with
Distributed IT) will enhance customer resolution of IT issues.
- Continue Data Governance Activities - Obtain support for
an improved business intelligence and data analytics strategy as
agreed to by the Executive Governance Council and approved by the