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NERCOMP 2017 in Providence


Be sure to visit WTC Consulting, Inc. in Booth #314 during the NERCOMP 2017 annual conference, held on March 27-29, 2017, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Community and Collaboration Come Together”.  The theme reflects that communities are as important as the individuals who make them, and the diverse community can work together to enhance collective learning and make transformation in higher education possible.

The conference will feature presenters and sessions aimed at increasing attendee knowledge, building professional expertise, and providing a venue for networking for the expected 550 attendees.  The keynote presentation “Robot Ethics and the Future of Human – Robot Interaction” will be delivered by Dr. Kate Darling, Research Specialist, MIT.

NERCOMP’s mission is to enhance the communications and dissemination of information related to the use of computers, networks, and information technology in education, academic research and education throughout the Northeastern United States.  Its 280 plus member institutions are located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  NERCOMP is an associate of EDUCAUSE.

WTC delivers fact based consulting services to higher education and healthcare clients.  Since 1983, WTC has helped organizations solve their most complex financial, technical, operational, and organizational issues related to information technology, facilities, networking, and telecommunications.  WTC has completed more than 1,200 engagements for 265 clients.

To learn more about NERCOMP 2017 visit www.nercomp.org.

To learn more about WTC Consulting, Inc. visit www.wtc-inc.net and our blog www.wtcconsulting.info.

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Activity Based Costing Presentation at NACUBO 2016 Montreal

“Using Activity Based Costing to Identify the Cost to Deliver IT Services” will be presented by the University of Illinois at Chicago and WTC Consulting, Inc. during the NACUBO 2016 Annual Meeting on July 18, 8:30-9:45 a.m. in Concurrent Session IV.

What is the best way to determine the cost of IT, generate forecasts, and benchmark against peers?  These questions drove an activity-based costing project by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and WTC Consulting, which identified 190 Basic Products and Service Elements (BPSE™) in the university’s central IT department.  The elements formed a transparent picture of IT roles, activities, and costs, creating the basis for a new rate and funding strategy that yielded a bundled common services model.  Hear the project leaders describe cost drivers, methodology, rate philosophies, campus engagement, and implementation challenges.  The panel will also address using results to allocate IT costs, evaluating outsourcing targets, identifying cost-cutting goals, and more.

Learning Objectives:

● Learn different rate and funding philosophies that work in higher education.

● Discover that not all metrics for comparison are created equal.

● Find out which decision-making structure builds buy-in from the start.

For more information on WTC Consulting, Inc. visit us in Booth #918 at NACUBO 2016, or visit our website www.wtc-inc.net and our blog www.wtcconsulting.info

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