Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP)
Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) is the University’s central information technology organization responsible for Purdue’s major operational systems, the campus wired network and one of the world’s largest wireless networks. ITaP also supports dozens of student computing labs as well as tens of thousands of desktop computers in classrooms, research laboratories and offices, and numerous petabytes of storage for business, educational and personal use.
In addition to supporting major academic systems, such as the Blackboard course management system, ITaP tests, implements and develops innovative learning and classroom technologies, along with big data analytics systems to make prime use of University data to improve learning and Purdue’s operations through data-backed methodologies.
ITaP also supports an advanced research cyberinfrastructure across campus that includes multiple shared, TOP500-class supercomputing clusters for intensive computational needs; a state-of-the-art, multi-tiered research data storage array; and high-speed networks linking campus labs and computing resources and connecting the campus to national resources.
ITaP is comprised of seven units which work together to manage and support information technology across Purdue: the Office of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer; Business Solutions and the Project Management Office; End User Experience; Infrastructure Services; Information and Security Policy; Research Computing; and Student Solutions and Enterprise Reporting. Each unit has a specific focus to help support the University in its efforts to move the world forward.
The Office of Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer is an integral part of the University leadership team while overseeing IT in the entire Purdue system and heading Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) in support of Purdue’s missions.
Business Solutions and the Project Management Office focus on engagement with customers in the administration and business operations of the University to understand and meet their IT needs. The Project Management Office provides project managers and manages ITaP's project portfolio.
End User Experience focuses on engagement with faculty, students and staff to ensure service quality and ease of use while minimizing time to resolution when incidents occur.
Infrastructure Services provides computing, virtualization, operating system, telecommunication, network and co-location support to enable IT services to meet customers' needs.
Information Security and Policy oversees the information security program to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information resources and provide security services to all of Purdue.
Research Computing focuses on engagement with campus researchers to provide the high-performance computing, storage, scientific computing support and other resources they need to advance Purdue’s research enterprise and funding.
Student Solutions and Enterprise Reporting focuses on engagement with customers in the academic operations of the University to understand their IT needs. Enterprise Reporting engages with campus partners to enable them to harness data to measure performance and predict future needs.