The IT Strategic Plan will be updated to reflect this development.
Please note that the University's Strategic Plan is currently under review. The IT Strategic Plan will be updated to reflect this development. Vision IT Strategic Plan: Vision The implementation of this Strategic Plan will prepare the collegiate University to achieve the maximum benefit from information technology innovations, increasing research capability, enhancing teaching and learning, and delivering efficiencies in support of administrative functions.
It will play an important role in supporting the recruitment and retention of world-class students, researchers, academics and IT staff, while providing the foundation for the global sharing of research and teaching resources.
It puts in place infrastructure to enable all staff and students to communicate effectively, share information securely, and collaborate locally and globally. Collaboration and partnership are central to the strategy, because they will enable the development of Development of it strategy stronger IT organisation that supports delivery of services end-to-end, and is able to respond effectively to the evolving technology landscape.
They are also key to increasing engagement with staff and students to ensure that services meet their needs; and to partnering with third parties both in the delivery of services and in the integration of IT beyond the perimeters of the University.
Through an emphasis on IT service excellence, the Strategic Plan establishes a framework to drive improved project and service delivery. The recent past has seen new central information systems and the next five years focuses on getting the best value we can from those systems, increasing benefits through improving information quality and accessibility, which will enable better decision making.
With a continuing focus on training and best practice dissemination the Strategic Plan aims to empower teachers and researchers to innovate, staff to use IT systems effectively, and students to improve their digital literacy for discovering, evaluating, and creating information using digital technologies.
These features combine to result in an improved student and academic digital experience in an internationally leading University. The Plan was reviewed in September Many of the activities were amended in response to changes in technology and user behavior and expectation; several were combined to bring similar or related activities together to produce a coherent and joined-up programme of work.
The review also reprioritised many of the activities to address the changes noted above. Research Research Increasingly, research challenges are tackled by interdisciplinary teams, often distributed across institutions or countries.
Simulation, frequently described as in silico experimentation, and data analysis are tools used increasingly by researchers. The data being analysed might be social information, ancient texts, or images or data from sensors; they might also be sensitive or involve intellectual property rights that make security and privacy important.
Systems supporting research need to be intuitive to reduce the learning curve and allow easy adoption. Objectives 1 To enhance the IT infrastructure to support research at the highest level, including collaborative tools and training in information systems research methods.
To provide the infrastructure and tools to allow researchers to be compliant with regulatory requirements to preserve and share electronic research outputs. Develop a coordinated approach in order to provide infrastructure support that addresses the requirements of large-scale secure research data storage and analysis, including preservation and discovery.
Provide appropriate infrastructure, tools and training to underpin the full cycle of research data, including discovery, computation, and curation. Provide advice and support for the open agenda, including publishing of research outputs, and issues relating to open source software.
Provide high-quality IT training that supports researchers in the use of new technologies, software systems and digital assets, and communication methods. Provide robust security services and related training to support research projects.
Improve administrative systems to support researchers in efficient and effective management of research grants and related resources. Continue to collaborate with local and regional partners to further develop research computing facilities and e-Infrastructure capability.
Engage with researchers through mechanisms such as special interest groups and user forums. Develop and support collaborative tools that enhance global and interdisciplinary research, public engagement and knowledge exchange. Education Education Technology to support teaching and learning is now well embedded in the higher education landscape.
Within Oxford, digital technologies play an important role in the planning and communication of teaching materials for lectures and tutorials, in supporting learning activities for example, through simulations and in detecting plagiarism. In addition, open educational resources and open platforms are providing a way to share digital materials that can be used, reused, and repurposed for teaching, learning, and research.
Objectives 2 To develop the infrastructure and capabilities to support the digital education strategy To facilitate the exploration, development, and adoption of new teaching tools and technologies that enhance Oxford's teaching practices. To support the development of globally available teaching resources and collections.
To ensure that — in all their IT-related activities — the best Oxford experience is the typical experience for all undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Through access to the latest IT tools and effective IT training, graduates will be fully equipped to compete for the best of the diverse range of opportunities for study and employment available to them. To ensure that the University adopts best practice in interacting and communicating with its students in the digital medium throughout the entire academic lifecycle: Develop and enact a plan to engage with academics, students and other stakeholder groups in order to base services on their practice and needs.
Improve existing services and develop new ones that support the administrative functions through the full student lifecycle, where possible simplifying or consolidating existing processes. Improve wifi provision to support student experience.
Provide a comprehensive map of IT support for students. Develop interfaces to support device-independent secure services based on responsive web design principles that create the same standard of experience seamlessly across the University.
Provide consolidated information on IT training opportunities for staff and students especially graduate students supported by a range of courses covering basic digital literacy, and applying IT to teaching, learning and research.
Develop and support tailored learning technology tools and a virtual learning environment that incorporates forward-looking learning systems and allows the use of best of breed.An IT Strategy is an iterative process to align IT capabilities with the business strategy and requirements.
One of the main reasons for developing an Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF 9 is to support the business by providing the fundamental technology and process structure for an IT Strategy. We find that companies do better when they ground all their strategy-development efforts and processes in an understanding of the building blocks of strategy.
These straightforward modes of activity (exhibit) track the progression of a strategy from its roots as an idea through its emergence as an operational reality. Strategy development, also known as strategic planning, is fundamental to creating and running a business.
Simply put, it’s a game plan that sets specific goals and objectives but like a game plan, it is capable of being changed in response to shifting market dynamics.
A good strategy takes advantage of current resources and assets, such as people's willingness to act or a tradition of self-help and community pride.
It also embraces new opportunities such as an emerging public concern for neighborhood safety or parallel economic development efforts in the business community. Minimize resistance and barriers? When initiatives set out to accomplish important things, resistance .
IT strategy (information technology strategy) is a comprehensive plan that outlines how technology should be used to meet IT and business goals. An IT strategy, also called a technology strategy or IT/technology strategic plan, is a written document that details the multiple factors that affect the organization's investment in and use of technology.
A Structured Methodology for Developing IT Strategy Dr Jakkie Pretorius Director: Information Technology University of Pretoria budget cycle and a new institutional strategy that is currently under development.
Figure 1: Strategy Framework ALIGNING THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY WITH THE INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGY.