Information Technology Services (ITS)
IT@UofT Strategic Plan Annual Report recaps 2022 highlights
Published on: December 6, 2022
The IT@UofT Strategic Plan was launched in 2019 to guide ITS’ efforts in supporting the University’s academic mission and to provide a clear understanding of IT projects and investments.
To track and recap these efforts, a report is published each year, highlighting ITS’ ongoing work and achievements. The 2022 Annual Report was released on Dec. 6 and captures data on the ways in which ITS continues to evolve and adapt to the impacts of COVID-19 by catalyzing new project work, while maintaining core infrastructure that is the foundation of our technology ecosystem.
“Approaching three years since the onset of the pandemic, the IT@UofT community continues to evolve gracefully with the times and provide new and improved strategic solutions,” says Bo Wandschneider, CIO, ITS. “The advancement of strategic plan initiatives over this past year will inform IT efforts at the University for years to come as we settle into our new normal.”
With the ever-changing landscape of learning and working environments in mind, the report highlights the continuing demand for exploration and integration of new digital tools, processes and delivery modes.
“Collaborative efforts and innovation in ITS continue to create a foundation for success. We are constantly evolving to better support students, staff and faculty to work efficiently and to ensure U of T excels as a top-tier institution,” says Cathy Eberts, Director, Enterprise Applications & Deputy CIO. “We’re excited for the future as we now work towards a substantial renewal of U of T’s core Human Resources and Finance systems.”
Other highlighted initiatives include addressing the need for reliable highspeed access, strategies for improving information security and new professional development initiatives.
The report also looks forward to plans for the upcoming year, which include extending cloud-based data and application hosting, expanding information security services, developing learning analytics frameworks and infrastructure and much more.
To view and download the full report, visit https://its.utoronto.ca/about/ituoft-strategic-plan/.