Strategy

Priorities for Enterprise Architecture 2016

Following on from my post earlier this year the Plymouth University Enterprise Architecture roadmap has been updated and shown below. Although some good progress has been made over the past twelve months in networking and collaborative working including email, the…

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Outcome Based Procurement

Across all industries, organisations are under an increasing amount of pressure to achieve and deliver more value within a constrained budget. This has resulted in organisations turning towards an Outcome Based Procurement model for a solution. What is Outcome Based…

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Public Cloud Strategy – A High Level Approach

The Plymouth University IT Committee challenged Technology and Information Services (TIS) as to the lack of a formal public cloud adoption strategy for the university; ergo TIS has been challenged to commence the migration of PU storage and compute services…

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Enterprise Architecture Priorities

As part of the ongoing work of the Enterprise Architecture Practice at Plymouth University we regularly review business requirements and University strategy and aim to align the direction of IT strategic investment to meet these needs.  Simple eh?  I completed…

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Technology and Information Services Road Map

The Strategy & Architecture team have established a digital presentation of the current TIS road map (linked here). The presentation, which is broken down into key theme areas, identifies the major components of the strategic roadmap for review and development over…

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Mobile with Plymouth University

Mobile with Plymouth provides a wealth of information for both staff and students.  It is available through the Google Play (for Android) and the App Store (for iOS) called ‘Mobile with Plymouth Uni’. This app provides easy access to a…

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ALT-C 2013

Last week Naomi Fenn and I travelled to Nottingham to attend ALT-C 2013. This was the 20th anniversary of the conference and, true to form, summarised the current issues surrounding Higher Education, and how Technology could be utilised to respond…

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Looking to the Cloud for Computing Resources

Paper: Cloud computing at Plymouth University Author: Adrian Hollister, Head of Strategy and Architecture 1       Introduction The Technology research company Gartner, lists cloud computing amongst its top 10 disruptive forces in the IT industry today: “Cloud computing is an important…

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