Over the past 10 years Princeton University developed and implemented an institutional strategy to support research and administrative computing.
BiographyDonna Tatro is Associate CIO and Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Services at Princeton University. In that role she is responsible for strategy, planning and operations of the infrastructure services department in the Office of Information Technology. Her portfolio includes servers and storage, security and data protection, infrastructure performance and security monitoring, backup services, identity management, collaboration systems, web infrastructure, data center facilities, and database administration services. Prior to her current role, Ms. Tatro was responsible for various IT services and initiatives, including student residential computing and large scale desktop/laptop and software deployments. Before arriving at Princeton, she worked in the central IT organization at Cornell University as the Assistant Director for User Services and Departmental Computing. On most weekends, and depending on the season, she can be found enjoying a long run with friends, brewing beer, cooking, or gardening. She holds an MS from Cornell University and an MBA from Drexel University.
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Some years ago the communications director at my institution gave a presentation on the keys to good communications and the ways to make sure your message is heard: Keep your message short and simple.
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