Shared IT Services Continues Ahead Migrating New Units

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.

Where is SITS currently?
Shared IT Services recently completed a number of migrating units, including Danforth Facilities, Undergraduate Admissions, and Emergency Medicine. Currently, 7 units have entered their Discovery phase in preparation for their migration dates; Pathology, Ortho, Protective Services, Financial Services, Students Affairs, North Campus Small Units and Medschool Facilities. In this phase, a unit’s data is analyzed to help plan and prepare for their migration needs. You can see what kind of data is gathered during the Discovery phase here.

Where is SITS next?
SITS will continue with scheduled migrations on multiple campuses through the rest of 2018. This will occur on a mixed scheduling effort by 4 SITS migration teams. The oncoming units ahead will be Neuroscience, Anesthesiology, DCM / OVCR, and the Sam Fox School. If we are heading to your workplace next, you can review our manual on “Preparing for the Move to Shared IT Services” here.

Shared IT Statistics
In the last 6 weeks, SITS has averaged 96 workstation and Winterm migrations per week and continues to move through multiple campuses. The overall number of completed workstations sits at just over 8,000 for the program as a whole, completing 2,242 workstations since July 2018. SITS will be entering new departments in the next month, beginning with Pathology & Immunology; a department which houses over 500 user workstations. 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.