External Review of the Enterprise Data Warehouse and Decision
Support Services Programs
UW-IT Leadership sponsored an external review of the Enterprise Data
Warehouse and Decision Support Services programs at the UW. The main goal
of the review was to conduct a comprehensive, impartial, and candid
assessment of our current architecture, processes, and plans and then make
recommendations to help us deliver and improve upon these key strategic
assets of the university. Two industry experts, Laura Reeves and Brian
Palmer, from CONNECT
the Knowledge Network, were engaged and conducted an
assessment in the summer of 2010. Below are links to their detailed
report as well as a summary of key findings and recommendations.
Next steps and actions resulting from this assessment have
finalized. A draft of the consolidated list of preliminary
recommendations along with possible actions identified by UW-IT can be
Further meetings for soliciting comments and feedback on this report
under way. In the mean time, feel free to send general comments and
suggestions about this report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UT IT Leadership and the Data Management Committee wish to extend a big
Thank You to the 50 plus UW individuals who were
participated in this assessment. Also, a special thanks to the several
people from peer institutions that provided input into their operations
for comparison. A full list of individuals is found in the introductory
section of the report.