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IT Services is responsible for delivering the systems and services required by a world-class research University. To guide this work and to ensure it is aligned with the University's overarching aspirations, we have developed a Strategic Plan for 2013-2018 and an IT Capital Plan to support its delivery. The Plan is kept under review by Council, which receives an annual report and recommends adjustments as it sees fit.

The IT Strategic Plan is designed to help us get the maximum benefit from IT innovation – whether in research, teaching and learning or administration. This is owned by the IT Committee and part of our role at IT Services is to implement it.

The IT Strategic Plan is supported by our IT Capital Plan and related governance structures. This sets out a major investment portfolio for IT Services on a three-year rolling basis up to 2023. It aims to provide Oxford with the IT services and infrastructure required by a world-class university, and with a plan for development and innovation that keeps us at the forefront of IT provision in the global HE sector.

In order to provide a firm foundation for use and development of IT resources and assets across the University, a set of IT Architecture Principles have been agreed. These principles have been developed by the IT Architecture Group and approved by the IT Committee, and form the basis for making future IT procurement and development decisions.