Vision for SFU Information Systemsget help

January 28, 2016


Mark Roman, Chief Information Officer (CIO)

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One I.S.

Our shared future for all IT at SFU requires unification of the vast and diverse array of people, processes, data, and technologies together into a seamless system. We are referring to this vision for all Information Systems (I.S.) at the University as One I.S. Creating One I.S. requires integration of our core administrative systems, development of a single integrated teaching & learning ecosystem, and implementation of a unified research computing environment.

Integrating our administrative systems requires development of interfaces linking our independent PeopleSoft system silos and developing tools to ensure they work together as a single system. It means creating a shared database capability to ensure the University makes decisions based on a single source of the data truth.

We will integrate our various teaching and learning tools onto a set of consistent platforms that are tightly integrated. By using a consistent information system architecture, we will provide the best support possible to the University‚Äôs teaching and learning mission.

Improving service to our researchers starts with unifying our research computing environment into an understandable collection of services that are consistent, easy to find, and well supported. Our strategic emphasis to be the preeminent leader in Canadian research computing demands exceptional effort from IT Services.

To achieve this vision, close cooperation and collaboration across all information systems providers throughout the University is required. This vision of unified information systems also requires significant internal improvements within the IT Services organization.

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