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Backstage: How UC Got the IT Infrastructure Deals

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By Yvonne Tevis.

About one year ago, UC struck amazing deals with IT infrastructure companies – deals that likely will save the university up to $16M a year for five years.

It’s true, UC Procurement rocks negotiation.

But UC also…
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UC Gets Systemwide Agreement and BAA for Google Cloud Platform – and More!

By Thomas Trappler.

A new systemwide agreement for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now available, in addition to a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) for both GCP and G-Suite for Education. Here’s what you need to know.

What is GCP?


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Empowering UC Health Patients with Apple Health Records

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By Drs. Aaron Neinstein and Christopher Longhurst. In a major advance for patients, the nearly 5 million people who receive care annually at any of the University of California medical centers – including Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and…
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What Does Europe’s New Privacy Law Mean for UC?

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By Scott Seaborn. On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went live, significantly changing the international privacy landscape and raising the regulatory stakes for institutions and companies working with the personal data of persons in Europe.  Read more about What Does Europe’s New Privacy Law Mean for UC?

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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Save Dec. 12 for Webinar: UC’s Cisco Agreement – More than Routing and Switching

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Learn from Cisco professionals about the new UC contract with EPlus for Cisco procurement and about UC’s formal strategic relationship with Cisco. You may think of routing and switching as the core Cisco technologies. Well, over the past few years…
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Tariffs Impact Pricing under Some UC Systemwide IT Agreements

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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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