Key IT Initiatives

We are partnering with academic, research, and administrative units throughout the University to help advance departmental missions, enhance productivity, and leverage cost-effective IT infrastructure.

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Accelerating Implementation of Secure IT
Accelerating Secure IT Services

UITS is partnering with campus units to implement the following four projects and services across the institution by June 2025, as required by the Arizona Board of Regents.


Secure Network

UITS is working with departmental network managers to implement best practice network security.

Managed Cloud Services

Departments are being supported in transferring on-prem server usage to optimized and secure cloud hosting.

Technology Lifecycle Care

UITS is securing and supporting workstations through unified endpoint management, with hardware provided to units. 

Identity & Access Management

UITS is consolidating and streamlining authentication and access processes.

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Modernizing Campus Financial Systems and Practices

UITS and Financial Services will implement a new system to provide increased financial clarity, a more standardized Chart of Accounts, and more streamlined business processes for budgeting and financial management at the University.

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CatNet 2.0

The University of Arizona’s second-generation implementation of a centrally managed Microsoft Active Directory (AD) service leverages on current Microsoft AD security best practices to enhance the security of AD resources by providing autonomy to create and manage AD resources necessary to meet business and academic needs while removing the burden of maintaining AD core infrastructure. This security tier model isolates risk and aligns with UA Information Security Office standards.

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Modernizing Campus Telecommunications

The University is migrating off its 30+ year old telephone infrastructure to a cloud platform that integrates phone, voicemail, chat, SMS text, and videoconferencing into one app, providing greater flexibility to users. 

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Google Storage Limitations

Google's upcoming storage limitations for educational accounts will impact the University of Arizona. UITS is providing guidance around the use of Google Workspace for Education (CatMail) accounts by constituent groups in order to bring the University into compliance with Google's new policies.

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Supporting Data Informed Decision Making

University Analytics & Institutional Research (UAIR) is a division of the Office of the CIO and the facilitator of the university's Enterprise Data Warehouse. Empowering University of Arizona decision makers to leverage data, information, and analytics in order to inform policies and practices to benefit students and institutions on campus.

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Improving Constituent Relationships

The Trellis team oversees the enterprise Constituent Relationship Management strategy and systems that support personalized interactions and communications across the University. They support the 360-degree student experience and help faculty and staff  manage engagement. 

Past Initiatives

Optimizing Campus Email Systems and Practices

UITS is working with campus partners to optimize campus email services while balancing unified branding, optimal user experience, legal best practices, information security, technical overhead, and identity management. 

Contract Information System

The UITS Administrative Technologies Team supports the development and implementation a centralized contract storage system, a University strategic initiative designed to increase efficiency, transparency and access to pertinent data.

Enterprise Learning System

UITS Administrative Technologies Team supports the development and implementation of the employee development, growth and engagement program, a modern, mobile-friendly system designed to streamline the process of completing required trainings and, ultimately, provide professional development opportunities.