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Wednesday, March 13 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Beyond All Limits: Breaking Departmental Barriers, Leveling Silos: Going, Going. . .Enterprise.

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Over the past 10 years software and hardware have undergone major technological improvements and created significant opportunities to advance productivity. Reasonable cost and increasing scalability of computing power & storage, along with its virtual location, create economies of scale and flexibility that enable the opportunity for nearly an immediate and primary focus on what applications actually do. Perhaps finally, technology is recognizable by our users as THEIR longest and closest levers to better operations and business.

But, what have we actually accomplished with those large opportunities and technology? Have IT professionals created any new, recognized value in our business processes or are we simply automating old business processes to make them faster. Have we broken IT's reputation as the tallest barrier to progress on campus or and or do we see at least a glimmer in "their" eyes of their own independence and empowerment?

This presentation is a time-lapse, snapshot of Longwood's journey toward providing our users with real independence and empowerment in their business processes. It is a quest to make the "IT department and technology" mostly invisible, our data highly secure, and all our business processes--easy, flexible, productive, and consistently successful--from the user's perspective.


Mark Kendrick

Associate Vice President, Information Technology Services, Longwood University
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R. Terry McGhee

Director, Project Management Office, Longwood University
Short Bio Industry (1976-1980) -started in IT in 1978 writing BASIC statistical programs for textile industrial engineering applications USAF. 1980 -1996 -retired "early" from USAF as communications officer (telecom, data, voice, satellite, air traffic control) -charter member... Read More →

Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EDT