The IT Transformation Program is a comprehensive effort to reshape and strengthen IT operations, career pathways, security, and services across Virginia Tech. Beginning with a thorough assessment of current capabilities, needs, and gaps; the program seeks to increase alignment of the university's IT organizations and processes and to establish clear pathways for collaboration. A shared governance model will serve to elevate deliberation and parity in IT decision-making across the university, while other projects will foster innovation, improve efficiency, cultivate IT talent, and mitigate our cybersecurity risks.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Improved Endpoint Protection and Privacy
Information technology is integral to Virginia Tech’s ability to achieve its ambitious Beyond Boundaries vision and priorities. It is imperative that the university develop a more effective, coordinated and responsive IT operating model that closely aligns with the university’s changing needs. Across the administrative and academic enterprises, the institution’s long-term success relies on how well we do this.
With this in mind, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors charged the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer (EVPCOO) to assess the current state of IT at the university. In September 2021, the university engaged Deloitte to conduct a thorough university-wide review of information technology operations and security. Based upon these findings, leaders in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, and other key stakeholders at Virginia Tech have developed a prioritized, Virginia Tech-specific IT Transformation program.
Charged by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors in June 2021 to assess the current state of IT at the university, the Office of the EVPCOO engaged Deloitte to conduct a thorough university-wide review of information technology operations and security. The review began in September 2021 and ran through the fall semester. It focused on the following domains:
- IT Governance
- IT Finance
- IT Talent
- Technology Capabilities
- Service Management
Deloitte’s report was structured around these domains and includes detailed analyses, recommendations, a roadmap, and a draft implementation plan to execute the report’s recommendations.
Deloitte Report Sections:
- Current State Assessment, Case for Change (PDF)
- Current State Assessment, Cybersecurity Review (PDF)
- Future State Recommendations and Proposed Roadmap (PDF)
IT Transformation university-wide launch (recorded Feb. 3, 2022) | Slides (PDF)
IT Transformation News
- Changes planned for Google email, calendar, and online storage While most Virginia Tech Google apps will continue to be available for students, faculty, and staff, a licensing change implemented by Google is causing Virginia Tech to make changes. Over the coming months, users should review their current storage usage, plan for the deletion of unneeded files and email stored in Google, and consider how they will administer their ongoing needs for online file storage.
- Improved Endpoint Protection: What you need to know New endpoint protection services will help Virginia Tech mitigate cyber threats and maintain the security, integrity, and availability of the university’s information systems.
- Expedited procurement process for qualifying low risk software to continue The Low-Risk, Low-Cost Software Procurement process has been established as a permanent program following a successful pilot and review.
For questions or additional information about any work related to the IT Transformation Program, please contact the Program Office at email@example.com.