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More than 325 members and exhibitors will attend the California County Information Services Directors Association (CCISDA) Spring Conference, April 15-18, at the Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona. The theme of the meeting is “Revving Up Government Technology.” CCISDA is the official organization of the county IT directors and CIO’s throughout the State of California, and represents all 58 California counties in the area of information technology and county government.
Founded in 1957, the organization meets officially in conference twice a year. CCISDA facilitates sharing of new computer applications and products, staff development and training, consulting services to member counties and support organizations, and systems integration work between counties, the State of California, and the federal government. CCISDA also has a number of work groups that meet quarterly, including the Information Security Forum and Property Tax.
WTC Consulting, Inc. will host the group dinner and event on April 17th at The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. The Museum features an impressive array of vintage and historical racing vehicles–hot rods, customs, race cars, motorcycles, —along with photographs, trophies, helmets and driving uniforms, artifacts, paintings, and other memorabilia chronicling more than 60 years of American motorsports.
Founded in 1983, WTC delivers fact-based consulting to higher education, healthcare, and public sector clients. We help organizations solve their most complex financial, technical, operational, and organizational issues related to information technology, facilities, and networking.
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For more information on the spring event, visit www.ccisda.org.
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.
Check out our new Client Brief for the Academic Medical Center.
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Check out our new Client Brief for the College of Marin.
Make sure to come see WTC Consulting, Inc. at the WACUBO 2012 Annual Conference, Booth # 512, held in Denver, Colorado on May 6-9, 2012 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel. This year’s theme, “New Heights, New Vistas, New Horizons” will feature general and concurrent sessions ranging from budgeting to Human Resources to leadership to sustainability. It will also focus on such areas as America’s best places to work, issues facing higher education, creating an academic business plan, building bridges, transcendent learning, and working with faculty.
NEW at the WACUBO 2012 Conference: A Policy Track (in partnership with ACUPA) Members of the Association of College and University Policy Administrators (ACUPA), will be joining the conference to present a new policy track to supplement WACUBO’s outstanding conference program.
ACUPA will bring a wealth of policy information—from process and structure to policy best practices to specific experiences in tackling today’s difficult policy issues facing colleges and universities. For more information on ACUPA, go to www.acupa.org.
For more information on WACUBO and this event visit www.wacubo.org.
WTC Consulting is proud to be a 1st time participant and Gold Sponsor at the 2012 CENIC Annual Conference, titled “Beyond the Network.” This conference will be held at the Sheraton Palo Alto, in Palo Alto, CA from March 12-14, 2012. Attendees will enjoy three days of programming, demonstrations, sponsor talks, and human networking, as well as presentations by the winners of the 2012 Innovations in Networking Awards.
CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, leverages networking resources for California’s education and research communities in order to obtain cost-effective, high-bandwidth networking to support their missions and answer the needs of their faculty, staff, and students. CENIC designs, implements, and operates CalREN, the California Research and Education Network, a high-bandwidth, high-capacity Internet network specially designed to meet the unique requirements of these communities.
For more information visit www.cenic.org
Come visit WTC consulting at the second annual EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference, held February 22-24, 2012, in Portland, Oregon. This year’s conference, “Engaging Everyone Effectively,” will look at ways to collaborate, lead, and assess IT’s role within higher ed as it continues to evolve.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic decisions at every level. Their conferences are a gathering of professionals from all levels and roles in the field.
To learn more about EDUCAUSE visit www.educause.edu.
During the Spring 2010 semester a California State University campus experienced three major IT service interruptions. These interruptions prompted the IT leadership team to engage WTC to review how ITS manages and monitors the systems supporting IT services as well as the extent to which the systems have been designed and configured for high availability. Additionally, WTC was asked to evaluate how the University’s strategies and trends for managing IT services compared with other institutions.
WTC was able to identify key factors leading to the service interruptions. WTC made recommendations regarding emerging practices designed to control IT costs and at the same time, meet user expectations for service levels. These recommendations addressed a structured approach to managing user systems, centralized file storage, server co-location, and virtual server hosting services, establishing a sustainable rate structure, and assessing the split organizational structure for managing enterprise applications.
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In an engagement with a leading Pacific Northwest University, WTC provided them with a costing model for all of their technology services. Over and under recovery conditions for the current rate structure reflecting subsides and other funding considerations were developed. A proposed methodology for developing recharge rates for non-network related technology services were recommended. Two cost structures were evaluated: The Per Capita model was chosen as the foundation for a new rate structure on campus due to its scalability and sustainability, adaptation to growth, and flexibility. This model also simplifies departmental billing and accommodates new technologies.