Cost Effective IT Solutions for ASU

Managed IT Services

UTO provides high quality IT services that contribute to ASU's academic, research, and business technology mission. This allows us to effectively collaborate with departments, creating partnerships where everyone works toward continuous service improvement.

Advising & Consulting

Advising & Consulting advises academic and administrative departments on how to best use central information technology solutions to achieve their business objectives. This service identifies strategic opportunities, defines potential solutions, and establishes relationships with campus partners to support new or changed technology related business needs.

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Business Analysis

Business Analysis (BA) is the process in which your business needs are translated into technical requests. We build your data model, document business processes, report on findings, and help ensure the delivered product meets your individual requirements. Our solutions include a systems development component and may also incorporate process improvement, organizational change, strategic planning, and policy development. BA services can be requested as part of projects or independent initiatives.

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Classroom Support

From replenishing white board markers and microphone batteries to training faculty on classroom technology, the same classroom support available for university classrooms can be made available to your departmentally-managed classrooms. With our 5-minute target resolution for in-class technology challenges, our Classroom Support Team will work tirelessly to ensure your classroom technology needs have been met.

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Desktop & Mobile Computing

The day-to-day technology support of our faculty and staff is central to our service. Desktop and Mobile Computing is your on-site support option for daily challenges, maintenance, setup of new devices, and even concierge-style support to help guide you to additional services and offerings as needed. We perform an array of tasks, such as setting up new hardware, installing software, troubleshooting incidents, and providing encryption and anti-virus solutions.

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Development

From simple websites to advanced web-based solutions for your business needs, the UTO can assist with the whole lifecycle of your project from inception, to requirements gathering, project initiation and closeout, and maintenance & support. Our expertise includes Java, .Net, Drupal, and Peoplesoft development; our capabilities are seemingly limitless. 

Maintenance and support packages for applications or websites not originally constructed by the UTO must undergo a technical review before support can be assured. A Business Analyst or Project Manager may be required depending on the complexity of the support request.

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Infrastructure & Server Support

UTO Operations team offers end-to-end management of network infrastructure. UTO Ops will design, maintain, and support Linux and Windows servers with a focus on performance, security, and reliability. This service also includes 24x7 server monitoring, daily backup, and monthly patching using a per-server rate.

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Organizational Change Management

UTO’s Organizational Change Management (OCM) team works with practitioners, people leaders, and project leaders who deliver change. We deliver people-oriented activities and results for large-scale, high-impact technological initiatives to develop and sustain an OCM mindset and capabilities at ASU. We help you reach your defined objectives by partnering with you to clarify the reasons for change, identify people impacted by change, and gain commitment for change.

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Project Management IT

Our highly skilled project managers provide expertise in planning, executing, and delivering IT projects and initiatives. We stay nimble among changing priorities and establish successful relationships with project teams, sponsors, and stakeholders. We help remove project roadblocks, identify risks, manage scope, and provide timely status updates to leadership. We unite subject matter experts across ASU to successfully achieve goals.

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Quality Assurance

UTO’s Quality Assurance (QA) team consists of evolving technology experts who specialize in a wide range of software, hardware, and network testing. We remain versatile in helping customers achieve successful IT projects with high level of confidence. QA services are tailored to each project and include support before, during, and after project testing phases—encompassing go-live, maintenance, and upgrade phases that follow.

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UX Research

User Research helps improve user experiences through the analysis of real users interacting with products. Our services are grounded in behavioral observations which generate actionable findings about aspects of your product that meet user expectations as well as areas that require refinement.

Our services allow organizations to validate their assumptions at any stage of the design and development process, from low fidelity sketches and wireframes to live websites and applications. We tailor each research project to reflect unique goals and timelines. We can help establish benchmark and recurring KPI (Key Progress Indicators) to measure improvement. These services include: usability testing, user interviewing, surveys, and information architecture studies

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Web Accessibility

All people and departments that post university or instructional web content are responsible for ensuring that their web content is in conformance with level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0/1 to be compliant with ASU policy. Further information can be found in the guidelines on the ASU Web Accessibility site.

Web Accessibility Evaluation (Section 508 and WCAG level AA)

UTO's Web Accessibility team provides professional web accessibility evaluations of mobile and desktop websites and applications, testing for compliance with Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) level AA. A conformance evaluation employs automated tools, assistive technologies (such as screen readers), keyboard access, and code review. Our thorough, easy-to-understand reports identify specific issues, explain what they are, and provide you with recommendations and resources to help direct remediation efforts. Pricing is influenced by the number and complexity of the pages/screens being tested. Minimum of 5 pages.

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