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Sunday April 20th, 2014

IT Consolidation

In January 2010, OIT conducted a survey of individuals being served by the new consolidated organization.

On June 22, 2009, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Gottfredson announced his decision to consolidate UCI Information Technology (IT) organizations.

On July 1, 2009, Academic Affairs Computing Services, Administrative Computing Services (AdCom), Network and Academic Computing Services (NACS), and Office of Research IT joined forces as a new organization, the Office of Information Technology (OIT). Graduate Division IT became a part of OIT shortly afterwards. The motivation and goals for consolidation are described in the report of the Academic Senior Managers “Big Ideas” IT Workgroup.

An interim OIT organizational structure is in place under the guidance of the OIT senior leadership team, which comprises the former AdCom and NACS directors. An OIT desktop computing support team has been created based on the AdCom desktop team, augmented with staff from the Academic Affairs and Office of Research IT units. The OIT help desk (x4-2222) is now fielding calls previously handled by AdCom, Academic Affairs, NACS, Office of Research, and Graduate Division IT.

Although full integration of IT functions will take longer, IT staff in administrative units will become a part of OIT organizationally in phases to be completed by September 30, 2010. Great care is being taken to avoid disruption of service to any unit during this process. The roles of IT staff will remain largely unchanged after joining OIT pending the creation of detailed integration plans in each area.

Additional detail regarding the consolidation plan as well as background information is available on this web site.

OIT is in the process of scheduling a series of open forums to discuss IT consolidation and answer questions you may have. You are encouraged to share comments, concerns, and questions electronically via email to it-consolidation@uci.edu.