Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Dynamic IT in Education

by | February 4, 2011

Greg Milligan, National Technology Strategist, Microsoft Canada

Dynamic IT in Education

IT deliverables on campus today – supporting users, providing services and governance

Higher Education IT Challenges – cost containment, security, reliability, interoperability, available choices

Looked at maturity models, first used Gartner Maturity Model and then MIT Maturity Model.  Measure 3 areas: core infrastructure, business productivity, application platform.  Move from cost center to more efficient cost center, business capability, strategic asset

Bridging the business drivier to IT

  1. Understand business drivers, needs and challenges
  2. Define desired business capabilities to deliver – 3 phased measure – planned, underway, complete
  3. Assess current capabilities
  4. Gap Analysis of current vs desired delivery
  5. Roadmap
  6. Build the architecture for the specific solutions

Look at Capabilities – basic, standardized, rationalized, dynamic across the enterprise.  Use questions to assess the maturity

What is the Optimized Desktop?  Reduce TCO, increase flexibility, streamline management by separating desktop components – desktop virtualization is the enabler.  Separate user data and settings, applications and operating system

Application Optimization Scencario – improving application delivery and management

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