ICT Infrastructure Strategy
The University's ICT Infrastructure Strategy underpins the Information Strategy and identifies how IT resources can be utilised in such a manner that they are made to work towards the greater organisational objectives. The strategy is also a key element in the realisation of the University's Strategic Plan. Technological provision must be well planned and well targeted to get good value from the investment. The ICT Infrastructure Strategy is designed to achieve this as it provides a framework and set of processes for maximising the effectiveness of limited budgets.
The Technical Review Group (TRG) a group formed to report to IPSC on IT related issues, oversees the ICT Infrastructure Strategy
The rate of change of technology shows no signs of abating, indeed rather the reverse. The IT industry displays an increasing drive towards technology integration and "personalisation".
In formulating the ICT Infrastructure Strategy, the Technical Review Group (TRG) has:
- Engaged with faculties so that the ICT Strategy is based on clearly evidenced needs
- Drawn from the recommendations made by Information Strategy Working groups
- Taken account of feedback received
- Taken account of external influences or initiatives
Roadmaps for IT Infrastructure Development
The ICT Roadmap proposes (costed) work programmes covering a three year planning horizon designed to meet the aspirations of the ICT strategy. The planning horizon includes the current financial year and the two following financial years. Appendix 2 of the ICT Roadmap provides a history of previous work programmes.
Note that in the summary tables for each year, items that currently do not have funding allocated are highlighted in italics.