Information Strategy

IT Strategy

The IT Strategy for the University describes the specific technology choices made to support the Information Strategy:

The Information Strategy sets out a framework to achieve the vision of an information environment that supports, facilitates and enhances the teaching, research, business and community activities of a world-class University.

The six programmes of the 2013-2018 University Information Strategy are outlined below.

Programme A

Programme A

Student Experience

Enabling students to reach their full potential

A1 Satisfying student needs in a way which fits patterns of life and study

A2 Simplifying e-processes and making them engaging

A3 Service which is excellent, empathic and tailored

A4 A variety of space for learning and research

Programme B

Programme B

Research Excellence

Excellent support for researchers

B1 Support for a coherent research life cycle

B2 A partnership for research publication

B3 Research Data Management and exploitation

B4 A high performance computing service

Programme C

Programme C

Information Flow

Facilitating and embedding the flow of information

C1 Inclusive and simple access to services

C2 Delivery of digital content to the point of relevance

C3 Competitive discovery and web site services

C4 Raising service awareness and usage

C5 Removing barriers to service development and improvement

C6 Increasing integration and interoperability

C7 Consistent and equitable services for all

Programme D

Programme D

Infrastructure, Content and Knowledge Assets

A sustainable and reliable infrastructure

D1 Increasing exploitation of knowledge assets

D2 Special and unique collections

D3 Commitment towards a Digital York

D4 Commoditisation of core IT services

D5 A unified network with sufficient capacity

D6 Technology architecture fit for the whole enterprise

D7 A sustainable physical infrastructure

Programme E

Programme E

Engagement, Understanding and Performance

Excellent engagement, understanding and communication

E1 User engagement for understanding and service design

E2 Effective education, training and communication

E3 Improving service through performance measurement

Programme F

Programme F

Staff Capability and Culture

Staff working as one for excellence and innovation

F1 A planning and governance framework focused on strategy delivery

F2 Motivated and flexible staff for excellent service