Information Services builds and maintains a technology ecosystem at OSU that enables scholarship, learning, and community engagement in an environment where innovation and academic excellence thrive.
We envision a robust, scalable, and adaptable IT ecosystem that:
Technology and information occupy a critical role in a 21st century university and are an essential part of developing greater efficiencies in institutional and administrative functions. Greater accountability, enhanced expectations of a current generation, and growth in the development, management, and delivery of digital resources point to the expanding role that big data, analytics, and information technologies provide as a strategic and enabling asset.
The university’s top goals for technology and data within Strategic Plan 3.0:
Information Services will enable this by:
The top-level investments and initiatives for technology at OSU are defined in the Strategic Investment Plan for the Information Technology Enterprise 2016-2018. Information Services will often lead and always partner to make these initiatives successful. Within IS, we will continue to evolve and refine our practices to take advantage of current technology, be operationally cohesive and efficient, and be well positioned to help the University achieve its goals.
The IS managers and directors collectively identified and prioritized these initiatives to move toward operational excellence:
Detangle historic complexities and remove redundancy, leading toward a more robust, supportable, secure and scalable enterprise:
Become a true service organization with an ITIL-inspired culture and a common set of processes and practices for the entire organization
Improve engagement and communication for new initiatives and projects.
Remain sharp and skilled.
Know how we’re doing.