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A Unified ITS: Cost-Efficient and Strategic
The focus of the unified ITS has been to create solutions that benefit the entire university system—working as a unified team means more access to solutions to common issues. The department is responsible for supporting all campuses in a variety of strategic areas, including networking and infrastructure support, cloud hosting and other networking solutions like WiFi security.
The formation of the ITS division has already resulted in numerous successes across all campuses.
Palo Alto upgraded firewall project saved $300,000 with the buying power of all four campuses plus UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. Two staff now support the entire system. This was not possible before the OneIT initiative with four different systems.
Mass consolidation of IT infrastructure, beginning with the migration of UNO virtualized servers into a university-wide environment hosted out of Lincoln and UNMC data centers.
Knowledge-sharing and support in academic technology, as well as application development.