Launch of IT Services
30 Jul 12
On 1 August, the University’s three central IT departments – BSP, ICTST and OUCS – will merge into one department, IT Services.
The purpose of the change is to provide better, more coherent IT services to the University while carrying forward the best of the values of the three departments.
The new department will be led by Professor Anne Trefethen, who became Chief Information Officer in March. Stuart Lee and Darrell Sturley have each been appointed Deputy CIO, while Paul Jeffreys is Director of IT Risk Management.
The new integrated department comes into being on 1 August, but it will take at least a year before the process of merging the three departments is fully achieved.
Users are likely to notice only small changes initially: the phones will be answered ‘IT Services’; email addresses will change to @it.ox.ac.uk; and the new name and logo will start to appear on stationery and other materials. However, the people you normally contact will remain the same.
Emails sent to the old addresses will remain valid for some time and plenty of warning will be given before they are phased out.