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American Council on Education 98th Annual Meeting

Be sure to visit WTC Consulting, Inc. in Booth #105 during the 98th Annual American Council on Education (ACE) meeting and exposition at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis, March 12-15, 2016.

ACE 2016 is the country’s premier higher education event, bringing together nearly 2,000 higher education leaders to network with one another and hear from College and University presidents discussing the most pressing issues of the day.

ACE is the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association.  ACE represents the presidents of more than 1,700 member accredited, degree-granting institutions, which include two-and -four year colleges, private, and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit entities.  The organization collectively promotes, protects, and advocates for students, faculty, and administrators in higher education.  ACE members represent almost 70% of all students in accredited, degree-granting institutions.

WTC Consulting, Inc. is a leader in fully integrated activity based consulting, rate and funding models, and rate implementation for information technology.  Since 1983, WTC has helped many ACE members with the facts they need to make informed decisions for IT strategic planning and the annual budget process.  The success of the WTC approach is based on four characteristics:  Structure, Understanding, Simplicity, Experience.

To learn more about ACE and ACE 2016 visit www.aceannualmeeting.org.

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

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TASSCC 2015. WTC presents at the TASSCC 2015 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Monday, August 3rd.

Information Technology – Here are the Costs.  Show me the Value.

Phillip Beidelman – President, WTC Consulting

Dean Oyama – Consultant, WTC

Purpose:

To present a methodology and findings for identifying products, services, lines of business, and value delivered by an IT operation.

Abstract:

How much does IT cost?  How can we do IT cheaper?  How will we pay for IT?  Where’s the value?  These questions drove a detailed study of Information Technology costs at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas.  For this study, IT and financial executives at UTSW partnered with technology cost experts from WTC.  Over a six-month period, WTC specialists examined the institution’s $85M IT operating budget for Fiscal Year 2014.  Every dollar spent on FTE and non-FTE expenses was identified.  From this evaluation over 300 Basic Products and Service Elements (BPSE) performed by the University’s central IT department were identified.  These BPSEs were then organized into IT Lines of Business.  Together this information delivered a transparent picture of IT operations spend, and clearly defined the activities and cost of a large Health Information Technology operation.  The presenters described the study drivers, and the methodology.  They also discussed how this information could be used to allocate IT costs; evaluate outsourcing targets; identify cost-cutting goals; and more.

 

 

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NERCOMP 2015 in Providence

WTC Consulting, Inc. will exhibit at the NERCOMP 2015 annual Conference, held on March 31-April 1, 2015 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island.  The theme for this year’s conference is “In IT Together.”  The theme reflects that everyday IT actions and decisions impact one another and the future of our higher education IT community.  From the frontline staff up to the CIO, we are all “in IT together.”

2015 Key Program Topics include:

  • IT Services:  Support Models and Practice
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Libraries and Scholarship in the 21st Century
  • Policy, Regulation, and Security
  • Systems and Solutions
  • Teaching and Learning

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 educational administration throughout the Northeastern United States.  Its 280 plus member institutions are in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.  NERCOMP is an associate of EDUCAUSE.

To learn more about NERCOMP 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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WTC is hiring!

WTC Consulting, Inc. *Southern California

Since 1983 our firm has delivered fact based consulting services to higher education and healthcare clients.  We help organizations solve their most complex technical, operational, financial, and organizational issues related to information technology, networking, and telecommunications.  Due to firm expansion, two new consultant positions are open in our Southern California offices.  These are career positions with excellent potential growth.

IT Consultant

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in an IT related field.
  • 10+ years of progressive IT Management experience.
  • Experience designing, implementing, or operating enterprise level IT systems.
  • Ability to identify IT lines of business and related IT concepts and services.
  • Ability to functionally assess, evaluate, and consolidate large sets of servers and storage.
  • Familiarity with activity based costing for multi-million dollar budgets.
  • Experience making presentations to senior management at universities or medical centers.
  • Participation in vendor identification, selection, or contract negotiations.
  • Ability to build business models and integrate financial data for projects.
  • Possess excellent leadership, organizational, communications, and documentation skills.
  • Experience with information security is a plus.

 

Telecommunications & Network Infrastructure Consultant

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in an IT related field.
  • RCDD or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of progressive network infrastructure experience.
  • Experience designing telecommunications systems, network, and high performance technology infrastructure in higher education and healthcare.
  • Experience with infrastructure project management including operations and services.
  • In-depth knowledge of networks, processes, and procedures.
  • Participation in vendor identification, selection, or contract negotiations.
  • Ability to build business models and integrate financial data for projects.
  • Experience making presentations to senior management at universities or medical centers.
  • Possess excellent leadership, organizational, communications, and documentation skills.
  • Experience with information security is a plus.

 

These are career positions with excellent growth potential and offer a competitive salary plus commission, bonuses, and excellent benefits.  Both positions require travel and being away 5-8 nights per month.

For immediate consideration, interested candidates should contact George Banks direct at 626-334-9492 or email at banksgh@verizon.net

WTC Consulting, Inc. is an EO/AA employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

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Academic Medical Center

Check out our new Client Brief for the Academic Medical Center.

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The Principia Unified Communications Strategic Plan and Procurement Process

Check out our new Client Brief for The Principia.For more WTC Client Briefs visit www.wtc-inc.net

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Union College Technology Infrastructure Strategy

Check out our new Client Brief for Union College.

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University of Tulsa Technology Infrastructure Strategy and Roadmap

Check out our new Client Brief for the University of Tulsa.

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College of Marin Five-Year College Technology Plan

Check out our new Client Brief for the College of Marin.

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Building a Strategic Technology and Business Plan

One of WTC’s respected clients needed a plan to identify future communications requirements based on business needs and to develop a Telecommunications Baseline Analysis with a Strategic Technology and Business Plan for voice and data communications for their university.  WTC formed three internal teams, a Working Group, a Steering Group, and a Policy Group. Each team had an important role in the collaborative process, providing technical direction and guidance on strategic business issues.  The Teams recommended the university adopt a 100% VoIP approach with “survivability” as a key driver.  Upgrading the existing campus LAN is the next step.  Increasing the redundancy and survivability of the voice, data, and Wide Area Network (WAN) architecture will benefit the university with more resiliency, unified management, smooth deployment of new services, and the addition of high bandwidth applications.  An upgrade plan of the physical infrastructure over a four-year period was developed.  The plan identified wireless data networking as a primary infrastructure that could reduce the life cycle cost by approximately $9 million.

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