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What Higher Education Can Learn From IT Business Continuity Planning

Published 2020
Presented by Michael Hites, Chief Information Officer, Southern Methodist University

Institution(s) referenced in this resource:
Southern Methodist University

Contingency planning is key to dealing with the ongoing change and interruptions institutions will need to manage during the COVID-19 pandemic. But many universities do not have adequate contingency plans or lack the ability to quickly adapt their plans to uncertain circumstances. IT has been creating and implementing business continuity plans for years, and IT leaders are some of the few people that see across the entire organization. This discussion will examine how IT continuity activities can both inform and adapt to institutional strategies and needs during a crisis.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Examine the relationship between COVID-19 initiatives and IT responses.
  2. List key hallmarks and tenets of successful contingency planning.
  3. Address gaps and weaknesses in your institution's contingency planning.
  4. Identify IT tools and strategies that you can leverage for more effective general planning at your institution.

Presented 7/23/2020.



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