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Recommendations for IFAS IT budget funding:
The ICC recommends that budget items relating to core services be clearly delineated from other requests and that funding for those be given the highest priority within IT.
The ICC further recommends that new IT projects not be begun nor existing IT projects expanded, without considering the impact on core services and providing for those proportionately.
Finally, the ICC recommends that central administration encourage awareness of and support for centralized IT services. One means of doing that would be to encourage the inclusion of such services as a standing agenda topic at the various administrational meetings where funding allocations are discussed and considered.
"This recommendation as it is worded essentially defines one subset of services offered by IFAS IT as "core services" and advocates an approach which would single out those services for priority in funding considerations. While it is essential to ensure strong central support of these services, it should be noted that IT provides a number of services that are not identified as "core" services in this proposed recommendation and which have been identified by the IT Task Force as priorities for enabling IFAS to fulfill its research, teaching and extension missions. A balanced approach should be taken to funding IT services which takes into consideration all of IFAS' IT priorities as identified by the IT Task Force."
last edited 18 August 2006 by Steve Lasley