Allen, CIC Featured in Business Officer Magazine

Feb 24, 2010

CIC strategic collaborations that save money and also achieve intangible benefits for its member universities are highlighted in the article "All For One, One For All" published in the February edition of Business Officer Magazine.

Director Barbara McFadden Allen is quoted extensively in the article, which focuses on how academic collaborations can provide cost efficiencies and more. It specifically features the CIC's cooperative purchasing efforts, and the sharing of cutting-edge information technology services and assets such as OmniPoP (the CIC's high-speed networking collaboration) and the developing shared storage project.

The article also has a companion graphic that identifies five tips for structuring a successful collaboration. It quotes Allen, “When times are good and money is flowing, people are more competitive. They want the biggest and best for their campuses. Now, with resources so tight, people are more motivated to collaborate in order to bridge a gap or get a service they need.”

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