Year in Review 2009-10
As Duke increases its international engagement, information technology plays a key role in strategic efforts to embed and connect the university's research and teaching activities in cultures around the world.
In fiscal year 2009-10, Duke's Office of Information Technology focused on building a technological infrastructure that can connect and support a growing global campus, facilitating communication and collaboration across multiple locations, while still controlling costs in a time of economic uncertainty.
Below are some of the key accomplishments that illustrate the role of information technology in supporting Duke's mission of sharing knowledge in the service of society.
- Supporting essential services while controlling costs
- Ensuring data security and privacy
- Enabling “anytime, anywhere” learning and collaboration
- Exploring innovative uses of technology in teaching and research
- Leveraging new media to help Duke reach a broader audience
Supporting essential services while controlling costs
- Changes to student services help control expenses
- Collaboration fosters innovation, helps in cost savings
- Team honored for data center planning, design, construction
- Duke centralizes computer purchasing
- Performance metrics now available
- OIT encourages sustainable computing
- Fuqua enjoys advantages of Exchange
- VoIP phones add new features, save Duke $2 million
Ensuring data security and privacy
Enabling “anytime, anywhere” learning and collaboration
- Duke IT clicks on new ways to support global agenda -- from new networking technologies to telepresence
- New DukeMobile applications provide information on dining, maps and more
- Virtual computing lab pilot expands, allowing remote access to specialized software
- Online training program offers free access to video tutorials
- Committee gathers feedback on the future of "e-learning"