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4. Innovation in Information Technology at HMC

Monday, January 4th, 2010

HMC’s strategic vision principles aspire to “unsurpassed excellence…at every level”. This requires innovation and continuous improvement at every level. What counts as innovation may vary from context to context so it is important not to conceive of it too narrowly. What is unremarkable in one context can be quite innovative in another. For [...]

3. Computing and Information services, the central IT organization at HMC

Monday, January 4th, 2010

The Computing and Information Services department (CIS) has historically been the main vehicle for institutional investment in information technology, and the college’s IT staff and resources are concentrated in this central unit. The department is currently organized in six areas: Administrative Services, Data Services/Software Engineering, Network and Systems Group, User Support Group, Educational Technology [...]

2. Information Technology Infrastructure at HMC

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Since information technology is ubiquitous,a good computing infrastructure is a prerequisite for achieving the college’s goals in all other areas. At Harvey Mudd College the information technology infrastructure has suffered from uneven investment and a lack of long term planning. The 2007 IT review identified this issue: “[The College] has invested unevenly in [...]

1. Information Technology Governance at HMC

Monday, January 4th, 2010

HMC’s strategic vision of “unsurpassed excellence…at all levels” calls for constant improvement. Such improvement requires constant innovation and decision making. Information Technology decision making is inextricably entwined with every other aspect of HMC. The college needs a strong IT governance model or “structure and process of authoritative decision making across issues that are significant for [...]

Introduction

Monday, January 4th, 2010

This document provides an overview of the main elements of an Information Technology strategy for Harvey Mudd College.
Strategic planning takes an institutional point of view and is therefore not focused on the Department of Computing and Information Services alone.
Earlier drafts of this document went into detail about operational issues in many areas. The current [...]

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