Month: January 2021

UA Little Rock Online Graduate Programs Listed Among the Nation’s Best by U.S. News and World Report

Newswise — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been recognized as having some of the best online programs in computer information technology in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranked UA Little Rock 19th in its 2021 ranking of “Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs.” 

“Our university continuously encourages innovative academic programming to help students and faculty achieve academic success,” said Dr. David Montague, executive director of online learning and faculty mentoring. “This significant accomplishment in these prestigious academic rankings demonstrates commitment to academic excellence, optimal functionality, accessibility, innovation, universal inclusion, and user-friendly education.”

This ranking assesses online master’s degree programs in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, information systems, and information technology. For UA Little Rock, this ranking includes the online Master of Science in information quality and Master of Science in information science programs. UA Little Rock also ranked 19th in the 2020 U.S.

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Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit Examines New Alignment for IT

Chief information officers (CIOs) from 24 leading health systems across the nation recently convened at Scottsdale Institute’s annual CIO Summit. The group met virtually this year with the discussion centered on how the need for speed is shaping information technology’s role in the health system and how CIOs have taken on more key operational responsibilities.

“As digital health continues to transform healthcare and the behavior of consumers continues to evolve, standardized data sharing is more important than ever before,” said Janet Guptill, executive director of Scottsdale Institute. “Scottsdale Institute is dedicated to providing educational and collaborative opportunities for healthcare executives around crucial topics such as this one. Our ultimate goal as an organization is to host and facilitate these conversations so healthcare leaders can network with their peers and gain knowledge and resources to put the strategies in place to reach their ultimate goals of providing high-quality service and exceptional

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Cloud Migration + Cost Savings = Innovation + Agility

Upinder Phanda is vice president and CIO at Unisys Corp., a global information technology company. Unisys offers a broad portfolio of professional services and cutting-edge products, including the Unisys Stealth micro-segmentation security technology.

As is often the case within high-tech companies, the IT department at Unisys performs a dual role: providing IT services to support the company’s 20,000 employees and also serving as an internal proving ground for technology solutions the company develops. Unisys VP and CIO Upinder Phanda was charged with managing both of these critical roles, while at the same time pursuing a more fundamental objective.

“We were challenged with reducing our operational costs in order to have more money to innovate,” Phanda explains.

To tackle these challenges, Phanda initiated an aggressive IT transformation initiative about four years ago. At the time, about 85% of his budget was spent on running the IT infrastructure, leaving just 15% for

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