University Information Technology Services
Annual Report Fiscal Year 2018
TECHNOLOGY IS ALL AROUND US
As the 2017-18 fiscal year comes to a close, we feel very positive about what has been accomplished and what is on the horizon. We both feel privileged to be in our new roles and we’re energized by the willingness and enthusiasm within UITS and the campus IT community to increase service, cohesion, and accountability around IT.
Information technology and the people behind it are integral to the University of Arizona’s teaching, research, service, and business activities. Whether it’s a student seeking IT support for their computer to complete an exam, a researcher using the high performance computing systems to analyze massive data sets, or a department business manager processing payroll, IT touches everyone at UA.
This year has been filled with tremendous progress and growth. UITS has re-organized to focus on our campus constituents and their unique IT needs. With dedicated executive leadership for our constituent pillars, we have made it much clearer how to work with us.
We are seeing more than ever central and campus IT units collaborating in new ways and solving problems together. So many of the projects from last year could not have been accomplished as smoothly and successfully without the partnership of campus IT staff on needs, decision-making, implementation, communication, and support. This collaboration continues on projects still underway, including the campus-wide initiatives to improve security.
We’ve had a productive year thanks to the dedication and hard work of our UITS team, along with our UA community partners. We hope our efforts have improved your work, and that you will continue to look to us as a key collaborator for technology empowerment, protection, and support.
We are excited about the enormous potential UITS has to be a key partner in the new UA Strategic Plan, and look forward to working with our IT community and campus partners to bring the plan’s strategic goals to fruition.
Vice President for Information Strategy & University Libraries
Chief Information Office
“INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE PEOPLE BEHIND IT ARE INTEGRAL TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA’S TEACHING, LEARNING, RESEARCH & BUSINESS ACTIVITIES.”