November 2, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas–Chancellor John Sharp announced today that The Texas A&M University System has awarded a contract to Deloitte LLC to conduct a systemwide assessment of informational technology (IT) services. Deloitte was selected from a pool of 10 applicants after a Request for Proposals was issued.
“IT is a daily part of our lives in this technology age, so we need to ensure that our IT groups throughout the system are where they need to be,” said Sharp. “That is why we have taken this step to look for recommendations on how to most effectively and efficiently deliver IT services to our constituents, today and in the future.”
The assessment will be carried out in two phases. In Phase I, which will start in early November, Deloitte will analyze the governance, security and infrastructure of system members’ IT departments over the course of the next four or five months.
The initial work will include a significant information-gathering effort involving every A&M System member. Site visits will be made to some members for this purpose, while for other members information gathering will be handled via telephone and video conferencing.
Once that is complete, the chancellor will review the results of Deloitte’s information gathering and decide whether or not to proceed to Phase II, during which Deloitte would analyze application management, IT operations, IT demand and project management, and IT staffing and support.
About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.5 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $780 million and help drive the state’s economy.
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