Shared IT Services Brings Value to WashU Campuses

The Shared IT Services (SITS) program continues to move forward. Unit migrations to SITS remain a top priority of the Office of the Chief Information Officer and Vice Chancellor of IT at Washington University in St. Louis.

Where is SITS currently?

Shared IT Services recently completed a number of migrating units, including Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, The McKelvey School of Engineering, The Department of Surgery, and WUCA.

Currently, SITS is actively migrating Alumni and Development, Molecular Microbiology, Enterprise Applications (WashU IT), and University Libraries. An additional six units have entered their Discovery phase in preparation for their migration dates; Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Law School, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Biostatistics.

What’s next for SITS?

SITS will continue with scheduled migrations on all campuses through the rest of 2019. This will occur on a mixed scheduling effort by four migration teams. The oncoming units ahead will be Faculty Practice Plan / Physician Billing and Human Resources. In the spring of 2020, SITS will take on a massive endeavor as they enter Arts and Sciences on the Danforth Campus. If we are heading to your workplace next, you can review our manual on “Preparing for the Move to Shared IT Services” here.

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The SITS team has reported successes in our Depot Service for users who have migrated to Shared IT Services. This service allows us to capitalize on our stock inventory for our users to replace or purchase new hardware and accessories. The WashU IT Depot has been beneficial for the availability of IT products, keeping hardware on hand and deployable to users in just days instead of weeks. Additionally, these products are often more affordable for our users, and generally, cost less due to bulk ordering. Our users can also rest assured that our depot deploys standard equipment that meets or exceeds minimum requirements for most WashU jobs, making it easy to repair or redeploy for the product’s lifecycle.