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IT Strategic Sourcing Wins Higher Ed Award 

Photo: David Wilson; Thomas Trappler (author); Cathy O'Sullivan, chief of staff to the chief operating officer, UC Office of the President.

By Thomas Trappler. At the California Higher Education Collaborative (CHEC) conference on October 1, 2018, David Willson, manager, Strategic Technology Acquisition at UC Berkeley, and I accepted a Focus on Efficiency award on behalf of the whole UC IT strategic sourcing community. The award recognizes UC for creating a partnership between the UC procurement and IT communities that has successfully improved the effectiveness, efficiency, and outcomes of IT…
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Tariffs Impact Pricing under Some UC Systemwide IT Agreements

Illustration of the United States and Russia pointing fingers at one another

By Thomas Trappler. In March 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a report detailing its investigation of China’s trade practices related to intellectual property. To address issues surfaced in the report, the USTR subsequently announced additional tariffs…
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Growing the Next Gen of Higher Ed Leaders

There’s no better way to advance your professional skills than getting out there and showing leadership among peers. EDUCAUSE provides IT professionals great opportunities for speaking and sharing ideas with the larger higher ed community.

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