Spotlight on Information Technology
A new business intelligence system for data analytics
Virginia Tech has awarded a contract for a new business intelligence system (BIS) to MicroStrategy. The new system replaces aging software, and will expand the functionality of reporting and analytic tools to wider university communities. The new system will integrate university data sources, allowing more detailed queries and empowering users to explore their data through discovery and visualization tools. In providing this ability to access, merge, and analyze the large quantity of data generated and stored by the university, the system will enhance decision-making throughout the university.
The contract kicks off a multi-phase data analytics initiative that begins this spring. Enterprise Systems is leading the implementation.
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The mission of Virginia Tech's Information Technology organization (IT) is to serve the university community and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia by applying and integrating information resources to:
- Enhance and support instruction, teaching and learning;
- Participate in, support and enhance research;
- Foster outreach, develop partnerships with communities and promote the capabilities of advanced networking and communications;
- Provide, secure, and maintain systems allowing the university to accomplish its missions.
Oversight of the security of university information technology resources and information is entrusted to the Vice President for Information Technology by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors »
The Current Annual Activities Report describes the organization’s accomplishments for the 2011-2012 year.
The computing.vt.edu website provides information on IT services.