Applied Technologies Laboratory
As information technology continues to evolve, it will be important for universities to evaluate new technological directions and their place in the university. Using emerging capabilities wisely is an essential part of a great 21st-century university.
The value of new technologies, their price points, and their fit and integration with existing technologies, are issues that require careful examination and testing. The social need for these technologies among the highly heterogeneous set of users at Indiana University must be assessed.
The Applied Technologies Laboratory evaluates and assesses such emerging technologies and their fit in and value to Indiana University in order to make recommendations for their broader adoption.
The Laboratory works under the direction of the Futures Council, which is chartered as the focal point of technology strategy, forecasting, and assessment for the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (OVPIT). The staff of the Lab draw on the expertise of members of the UITS team and the broader IU community for specific evaluations as needed.
The work of the Lab feeds back into the operational work of the Futures Council, contributing to the development of technology roadmaps and near- and longer-term timelines for rigorous technology evaluation projects and frameworks for adoption. These activities all serve to provide guidance to divisional Associate Vice Presidents, Associate Deans, and their UITS units in selecting products and vendors. The Lab is also available to evaluate ideas, problems, and opportunities that come through technology advisory committees as they seek to shape IT services.
Laurie G. Antolovic´
Deputy CIO and Finance Officer
Office of the Vice President for Information Techology