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Becoming institutional partners and brokers: The new role for IT

Furman University Associate Vice President for Information Technology David Steinour

The Furman Advantage promises students a personalized, four-year pathway to graduation; high-impact, engaged learning through research, internships and study away programs; a team of advisers and mentors to help students find their path; and an assemblage of institutes and centers on campus that explore and tackle important issues.

Perhaps a lesser-known fact is the behind-the-scenes information technology hurdles that must be cleared to make good on those promises. In an article appearing in EDUCAUSE Review, Furman Associate Vice President of Information Technology David Steinour unpacks some of the details involved in moving 100+ largely unconnected enterprise software systems to the goal of having only a few carefully selected and integrated systems.

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