OIT launches new software solution process

If you are a campus employee and have thought, “I bet there’s a software that could make my job a lot easier” or “I’ve read a lot of good things online about this new tool,” the Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to help you evaluate and address whether purchasing a new solution makes sense.  

The Application Development and Support team has created a software application review board to serve campus by helping departments identify needs or develop software solutions. The committee reviews requests made from those who are acting on behalf of a department or college, not individual requests.

Requestors can open a request at the following link OIT Solution Request or send an email to [email protected] with the following questions answered: 

  • What is the problem you are trying to solve?
  • Do you already have a solution in mind? If so, what is it?
  • Who is the main contact?
  • Who is the technical contact?
  • When would you like to deploy this new software? 

Once received, the committee will review the request and collaborate with the requester on the appropriate next steps.

The committee can often address needs with existing programs or technologies which can expedite deployment and lower overall cost. There are a wide variety of application needs across our campus and the university as a whole. Many of the needs are common across multiple departments or campuses. OIT strives to support UCCS software needs, but to do so in the most secure and efficient ways possible.

The benefits include campus efficiencies, cost savings and appropriate levels of OIT support.