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Over 150 colleges and universities participated in the EDUCAUSE 2017 Poster Sessions in Philadelphia, up from 104 participants at EDUCAUSE 2016. These sessions are informal one-on-one discussions with frontline campus innovators who have expertise and knowledge in implementing a project on campus, and share their story with graphics and posters. Presentations are organized under one of the eight conference organizational domains. This enables the attendees to concentrate on their areas of interest and visit the presenter with whom they share mutual interests. Attendees were very appreciative of the quality and depth of the material provided, and many attendees visited the sessions both days.
WTC Consulting, Inc. sponsored the Poster Sessions for the second year. Our session was titled “Using Activity Based Costing to Identify the Cost of Delivering IT Services.” What is the best way to determine the cost of IT, generate forecasts, and benchmark against peers? The project leaders described cost drivers, methodology, rate philosophies, campus engagement, and implementation challenges. The WTC Team used the results to allocate IT costs, evaluate outsourcing targets, identify cost-cutting goals, and more.
Some attendee comments:
- “Poster session are awesome. Lots of conversations on cool projects and collaboration! #EDU17;”
- “I love the poster sessions! So much good information. So engaging. #EDU17;”
- “Analytics is rapidly changing the way we make decisions. Now we have factual data that supports decision making. #EDU17;”
- “The two poster sessions at #EDU17 on IT Security were excellent.”
WTC Consulting, Inc. is pleased to be a sponsor at the 2018 Enterprise IT Summit, March 5-7, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. A collaboration between EDUCAUSE, the Association of International Research (AIR), and NACUBO, Enterprise IT summit brings together IT and finance leaders to discuss ways they can work together to address institutional challenges.
The theme for the Summit is “Using Information to Drive Meaningful Change,” applying practical applications of analytics to higher education challenges. The event will bring together senior-level professionals in the areas of information technology, business affairs, and institutional research and provide the opportunity to learn about institutional analytics successes and best practices.
Founded in 1983, WTC delivers fact-based consulting services to higher education and healthcare clients. We help organizations solve their most complex financial, technical, operation, and organizational issues related to information technology, facilities, and networking. To learn more about WTC Consulting, Inc. visit www.wtc-inc.net and our blog www.wtcconsulting.info.
For more information on this event visit the website at www.EDUCAUSE.com.