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Conversation Provides Update on One-Campus IT Operations Working Group

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A campus conversation hosted by Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Rose Martinelli took place on Nov. 10, and provided an update on the One-Campus IT Operations (OCITO) Working Group.

The nearly one-hour discussion included working group co-chairs Margaret Schedel, chair of the Department of Art; Mathew Tharakan, interim CMIO of Stony Brook Medicine; and computer science professor Erez Zadok. Elizabeth Newman, vice provost for curriculum and undergraduate education, also participated.

The conversation covered the working group’s objectives and work done so far, along with the findings of a recent survey assessing input about Stony Brook University’s IT tools and technologies. The participants discussed what users say works well and what could be improved, answered questions submitted ahead of time, and talked about OCITO’s next steps to enhance IT processes and systems.

The objective of the OCITO Working Group is to identify the risks, challenges, and opportunities that can lead to an institution-wide unification through shared technology resources, with the longer-term goal of improving collaboration and productivity, while eliminating redundancy and reducing costs.


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