Information technology at Harvard is critical to a vast array of academic and administrative enterprises. Used to facilitate innovation in teaching and learning, to inform and support daily business and administrative decisions, to provide online entry to the visual and literary riches of Harvard's museums and libraries, information technology provides the University's many communities with a fundamental infrastructure resource. The University CIO provides leadership and facilitates cross-University collaboration with the IT professionals in the Harvard Schools and Departments. These initiatives provide the information technology support for the academic and business goals of the University.
Information technology is widely used at Harvard to enhance teaching and learning. In conjunction with the Office of the President and Provost, the University CIO manages many programs that encourage and support the use of academic technology including University-wide educational programs and technology grants. The Office of the University CIO also provides a customized academic computing platform to support Harvard’s unique needs. Read more
Administrative Information Technology
The University CIO leads the Central Administration Information Technology organization (CAIT), the consortium of the University's core administrative and technology infrastructure groups. One of these groups, the Office of Administrative Systems (OAS), provides technical and process expertise in the development and support of core enterprise systems such as Finance and Administration, Procurement, Research Administration, Human Resources, Student Information Systems and others. Read more
University Information Systems
University Information Systems (UIS) is responsible for providing a dependable and robust technology infrastructure; including support for the Harvard Data Network, fostering relationships with strategic technology vendors and delivering effective IT services for the University. These services include telecommunications services, network and server services, and end-user support. Read more