Shared IT Services Continues Forward on Multiple Campuses

The Shared IT Services (SITS) program continues to move forward. Unit migrations to SITS remains a top priority of the Office of the Chief Information Officer and Vice Chancellor of IT at Washington University in St. Louis. The Shared Information Technology (IT) Services Program is an initiative designed to re-balance the information technology delivery model at Washington University in St. Louis by creating a shared infrastructure and end user computing service platform that facilitates the seamless sharing of information and positions the University for Strategic Advancement.

SITS can now report that the first group in Student Affairs migrations to SITS are complete, the team will now move on to the second group; Athletics.

Since our last update, Undergraduate Admissions/Student Financial Services have completed their Workstation Migrations. These departments will now enter our Stabilization phase before exiting the SITS program and turn over to End User Services. Pathology has completed their Discovery status, with other DOM units; Immunology and Ortho now entering the Discovery phase. Further, progress on the anticipated Windows Terminal Workstations migrations have commenced. The following areas have started their transition to SITS; St Peters clinic, Siteman Cancer Center CHNE, and the South County clinic.

Last month SITS announced its return to the Department of Medicine (DOM) for SITS to migrate remaining units. You may recall, as a part of the schedule recalibration announced this past January, SITS implementation teams paused Wave I migrations scheduled after DOM in order to reduce interference with Epic’s June 2 go-live and post-stabilization efforts during the summer. See an FAQ article on those changes here.

Looking forward, SITS begins the Discovery process for the Law School on September 17th, and scheduled migrations for Student Affairs (Danforth) and North Campus Cohorts on September 17th. Currently, SITS leadership is working on unveiling an updated migration schedule, as well as improving the support model. To see what units have already migrated, check out the list  here.