Published March 12, 2017
To an institution like the University at Buffalo, technology is essential. Just like one professor put it when we asked about the importance of Wi-Fi: "it’s as important to a university today as ink or chalk was 100 years ago."
There is a tremendous amount of pride in UB. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to giving our students the tools and IT is foundational—but the work we’re doing is more than foundational. We’re working all the time to grow the status of UB and become a better asset to the university and everyone who works or studies here.
Here are just a few ways we’ve gone above and beyond in the past year to elevate the state of the art technology here at UB.
UBIT is saving the university money.
UBIT is more efficient with our resources.
UBIT is more transparent.
UBIT is doing more to support the university.
UBIT is looking to the future.
We are currently exploring how to better accommodate students’ needs for learning spaces with ample comfortable seating, plentiful power sources and robust Wi-Fi coverage. We’re also looking at new lecture capture options that integrate mobile technology for more flexible teaching and learning.
These are just a few examples of areas where we’re looking ahead. Your feedback is always welcome and appreciated. Share your vision for the future with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
J. Brice Bible is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO) for UB. CIT is a service division at UB that provides enterprise technology leadership and guidance.