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ERIC Number: EJ861279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Renewed Innovation: IT's Role in the Sustainability Efforts of Lourdes College
Butler, LeRoy
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v32 n3 2009
Lourdes College is a small, private, coeducational commuter college located in northwest Ohio. In early 2009, the Lourdes College Board of Trustees ratified a new strategic plan promoting institutional strength and sustainability over the next six years. The desired outcome was to make Lourdes College a stronger, more vibrant, even more socially responsible regional university by the year 2015. A critical component of the strategic plan is a thorough evaluation of all areas of college operations with the goal of identifying ways to use available resources more efficiently. Any budgetary savings would support the college during the current tough economic times. To date, initial strategic efforts focused on sustainability have shown great promise, especially in the technology arena. This article describes how the IT department at Lourdes College used the strategic plan evaluation process to promote efficiency in its data center and network operations through virtualization and other "green" technology initiatives. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures and 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio