Chicago, IL: OculusIT, a leading IT managed and cloud services provider, has been selected by Reinhardt University for a complete technology assessment. Accredited by SACSCOC, Reinhardt University (Waleska, Georgia) has earned national, state, and religious recognitions as a College of Distinction, a Georgia College of Distinction, and a Christian College of Distinction. With a vision of creating a unique Reinhardt Experience for each student, the university sought expertise and recommendations for improving their IT infrastructure. OculusIT reviewed the university’s IT department at the financial, infrastructure, process, and technical levels. The team conducted general audits for IT processes and practices, and documentation audits for:
- LDAP/Active Directory®
- Network diagrams
- Security practices
- Helpdesk/Service desk
- Server management
- Disaster recovery/Business continuity
After the IT assessment, OculusIT provided a detailed report to Reinhardt highlighting facts, findings, and recommendations to remediate issues. These recommendations were based on the experience of OculusIT CIOs and industry data from sources such as EDUCAUSE. In addition to this, supervision of on-site IT staff, setting of workplans, interfacing with campus constituencies, and introducing new technologies and processes are some of the ongoing areas of focus for OculusIT’s CIOs.
Dr. Mark A. Roberts, Provost, explains that Reinhardt offers “an experience in authentic education.” According to him, “We knew we needed to create a plan to shore-up our infrastructure and processes to support that authentic education, but we struggled with how and where to start. The CIOs from OculusIT presented us with an extremely clear picture of our current state and a roadmap on how to get where we want to be.” From the time OculusIT’s CIOs were on-site to the delivery of the final report, the project lasted approximately 4 weeks.
About Reinhardt University: Founded in 1883, Reinhardt University (Waleska, Georgia) is a private, comprehensive institution grounded in the liberal arts and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Reinhardt offers 40+ graduate and undergraduate programs online and on campus, ranging from business and education to music and theater. Named a College of Distinction, Reinhardt graduated in 2017 its largest class in the university’s 134-year history. Fall 2016 welcomed nearly 1,500 students, including 475 new traditional students and 150 new non-traditional students in adult, online, and graduate programs. For more information, visit www.reinhardt.edu
About OculusIT: OculusIT is a leading IT Managed and Cloud Services company with technology solutions that transform higher education institutions and public-sector organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Since 2003, we’ve helped more than 500 organizations achieve success. Our services include IT Management Consulting, Staff Augmentation, ERP/LMS/CRM Professional Services, Cloud Hosting and Backup, Infrastructure Management, Identity and Access Management, Microsoft® and AWS® Services, and Compliance Audits. For further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.oculusit.com