IU's technology resources and services don't stop at email, internet connections, and tech support. It also provides systems that help administrators manage and understand university data (also known as institutional data).
IU's information systems include:
- Indiana University Information Environment (IUIE), for reporting and accessing university data
- Decision Support Initiative for analyzing and understanding university data
- Enterprise Web Technical Services, for managing and maintaining all of IU's central web servers and related services
- Intelligent Infrastructure, for hosting university applications and services or storing backup data
- Geographic Information Systems, for mapping, visualizing, and analyzing events on the earth via remote sensors
Indiana University Information
With more than 130,000 student and faculty members, IU is a huge community with a lot of financial, human resource, and student data, and the IUIE helps to securely store and organize it all. The IUIE's goal is to provide the university with a single repository for university data and reporting tools.
Employees wishing to request access to or learn about the IUIE's available data can do so at the IUIE website.
Decision Support Initiative (DSI)
Important decisions are being made every day at IU. The Decision Support Initiative (DSI) Project fosters collaboration and cultural change in support of better decision-making. DSI uses data to make more informed decisions, as well as using IT resources as a catalyst for change.
The mission of DSI is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate data to facilitate better decision-making. To accomplish this, DSI analyzes current practices and architects them in a way that facilitates your goals.
Find out how DSI can empower and improve your department’s decisions by visiting the DSI website.
Enterprise Web Technical Services
If you're using a website or service provided by IU, chances are that it's being managed by Enterprise Web Technical Services. This system hosts the central web servers and related services for all departments on IU campuses, including Webserve, Pages, and the www.indiana.edu platform, among others.
Members of the IU community developing their own website or application can also get help by contacting the IU Webmaster.
IU Intelligent Infrastructure offers the same high-performance hardware and security devices that UITS uses to IU departments that are in need of digital infrastructure, network capacity, and/or secure storage for their own applications and services.
Learn about starting options at the the Intelligent Infrastructure website, including a single virtual machine or only the backup services, with the opportunity to add on.
Geographic information systems and remote sensing
Geographic information systems (GIS) are computer-based tools that merge maps with database operations for analyzing events on earth, predicting outcomes, and planning strategies. Remote sensing uses sensors on airplanes or satellites to collect data in the form of images and offers the ability to manipulate, visualize, and analyze those images.
At IU, the GIS and remote sensing technologies are integrated to maximize mapping and measurement capabilities. Visit the GIS website to discover what GIS and remote sensing can do for you or your department.