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Current state of computing at Penn

This is a partial table of contents of the briefing book commissioned by the Task Force to Restructure Computing across Penn.

Penn facts

  • Penn facts
  • Penn as a set of metaphors
  • Penn as a set of "value streams"
  • Penn as a set of data categories
Who does what for whom?
  • Computing services and headcount across Penn
  • Information technology "value streams"
  • Stated role of central computing group
At what cost?
  • FY'93 estimate: cost of academic and administrative computing at Penn
Under what funding model?
  • Here's how the Budget Office explains Responsibility Center Management to the new Trustees
In what technology landscape?
  • Penn's current computing environment
  • Inventory of locally supported administrative systems
  • Inventory of centrally supported administrative systems
  • Risk assessment
  • Current PennNet architecture
  • Current telephone architecture
  • Current video network architecture
  • Current distributed computing architecture
  • Current desktop standards


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