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Analytics for Data-driven Decisions in Higher Ed

By John Gohsman on February 13, 2017 in OCIO blog

I recently had an opportunity to share our experience in becoming a more data-driven culture in Education Technology Insights Magazine. The article focuses on our current challenge to becoming a university that leverages data for analysis and decision-making. We are certainly not alone in this ex...

We Are Washington University Information Technology

By John Gohsman on June 29, 2015 in OCIO blog

In December we announced a program to transform information technology at Washington University, creating an IT environment to advance the university’s academic, research and clinical missions. The first step toward this vision was creating a trusted IT organization. Over the past few months sign...

Is there an Ebola-like event looming for cybersecurity?

By Kevin Hardcastle on November 6, 2014 in OCIO blog

The news of the recent Ebola epidemic has me thinking of the possibility of a similar situation occurring within our IT system. Can an infectious cyber threat become a debilitating epidemic within our IT systems? Is there an Ebola-like event looming for cybersecurity? Every day, we hear of new br...

Who Do We Think We Are?

By John Gohsman on September 19, 2014 in OCIO blog

Who do we think we are? This is a question we are beginning to ask in the hallways and conference rooms of your Washington University IT community. What do we do? Why? Who do we serve? How can we do things better? Information technology is vital to the way we operate. As technology evolves and [&...