Indiana University receives Campus Technology Innovators Award for IUanyWARE
Indiana University has received a 2012 Campus Technology Innovators Award for the development of IUanyWARE, a cloud-based service that provides students, faculty and staff with on-demand access to hundreds of software applications. The Innovators Award recognizes universities that deploy extraordinary technology solutions to meet campus challenges.
With IUanyWARE, IU enables its 100,000 students -- and all faculty and staff -- to access critical software on any personal device, including PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones. IUanyWARE runs on Citrix's virtual technology from IU's primary Data Center in Bloomington, using Indiana's I-Light network to reach all campuses. This means students will no longer need to install every kind of software required for coursework.
"IU is honored to be recognized by Campus Technology," said Brad Wheeler, vice president for information technology and CIO. "Services like IUanyWARE equalize the educational tools available to all of our students on all campuses and also enable IU's faculty and staff to be more productive at lower costs."
"IUanyWARE features software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and many other specialty software tools that previously were not available to everyone," said Sue Workman, associate vice president of client services and support. "The service also helps the university make the best use of its IT resources by pooling assets and saving a lot of maintenance time."
Workman noted that staff time previously spent on software updates and routine maintenance can now be focused on more innovative uses of technology in teaching and learning.
This Campus Technology Innovators Award is the latest of four national IT awards for Indiana University in 2012.
Originally published July 11, 2012.