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Java & Mobile App development
We are in transition like many other Banner schools in anticipation of Banner 9 and the Java platform. We are either hiring or training current staff in application development using JAVA and JAVA frameworks such as Groovy or Rails, from PL/SQL. We are also dabbling in mobile application development with a few apps completed and many ideas on the table. My question is how are other schools staffing to meet the new requirements? The JAVA/Groovy staffing is straightforward. Itâ€™s the next evolution of the Enterprise Applications team as they move away from PL/SQL. For mobile application development on the Apple and Android platforms, is your staffing anchored in the same Enterprise Applications team, or possibly with Web Services/Development, or even both depending upon the use of the app? Have you added new positions to address the inevitable high volume of mobile app requests? Or are you having to live with current staffing, which means training and having staff split between ERP/Banner support and mobile app development?
What it comes down to here is the standard not enough resources to complete the amount of work being thrown at us. Thanks for your feedback.
Associate Vice President Information Technology
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115