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Enterprise/Administrative IT Examples
Hi all, Iâ€™m in a new position at EDUCAUSE, and Iâ€™m hoping you can help me as I get started. I am looking for examples of best practices and great work in a few areas of enterprise/administrative IT, and Iâ€™m hoping this group might be able to point me to some. 1. Customization vs. standardization of enterprise/administrative systems and services. The decision either to customize an enterprise system to fit institutional needs or to adapt an institution's workflow and processes to fit the system is determined by a bunch of factors, including an institutionâ€™s culture, resources, expertise, etc. Iâ€™m looking for examples anywhere along that spectrum of how institutions choose their path in this area, and how that decision has played out. 2. Access vs. ownership. With options of the cloud and shared services comes a decision about control: how important is it to retain the kind of control over your systems that comes with hosting and managing them on site? Again, Iâ€™m looking for examples of institutions who have made decisions all along this spectrum. 3. Increasing value through analytics and business intelligence. Our enterprise/administrative systems contain a wealth of data that our institutions need for decision support and planning, to mention just a couple of areas. Iâ€™m looking for examples of institutions who are doing interesting things with their administrative systems that take them beyond operational work to provide strategic decision support through analytics and BI. Thanks for your help! Feel free to be in touch off list if youâ€™d like. Betsy Betsy Tippens Reinitz Director, Administrative IT Programs EDUCAUSE Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good 1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20036 direct: 202.331.5348 | main: 202.872.4200 | educause.edu ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.