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IU to create new 10-year IT plan

May 27, 2008

As Indiana University's 10-year technology plan comes to an end, the school is preparing to launch another plan for the next decade.

Brad Wheeler, IU's vice president for information technology, will lead a 140-member team to develop the next technology plan by the end of the year, according to The Herald-Times in Bloomington.

IU President Michael McRobbie started the university's first plan in 1998 when he served as vice president for information technology. All of that plan's 10 general recommendations and 68 specific action items have been implemented.

One accomplishment from the prior plan is the merging of different approaches across IU campuses, resulting in streamlining class registration and other improvements.

The school also is noted as a leader in securing cyberspace. IU backs up network connectivity throughout Indiana via its I-Light high-speed computing network.

The National Security Agency recently named the university one of 23 "centers of excellence" for its continuing efforts to research and conduct methods of protecting data.

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