Archive for April, 2010

Manik Dhawan wins UA’s first annual IT Day competition

Monday, April 26th, 2010

On April 22, 2010, The University of Akron held its first annual Information Technology (IT) Day. As a distinguished panel of judges consisting of business executives and faculty perused the displays, students from the College of Business Administration (MIS) program along with students from the Computer Science program showed off their skills by presenting concepts advancing the frontiers of Information Technology. After the judges absorbed the content of the presentations and assigned a score, an awards ceremony commenced and prizes for first, second, and third followed.

CITe is pleased to announce Manik Dhawan as the First Place winner! Manik is a graduate student pursuing a MSM-IS degree at the College of Business Administration. He is also a graduate assistant with CITe and will be entering an internship with Sherwin-Williams Corporation over the summer. Congratulations to Manik and best wishes!

Akron’s College of Business Administration ranked by Business Week as a Top Value

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Bloomberg Business Week has rated Akron’s CBA among the top business schools in the nation in several categories:
76th in the nation overall (up from 93 in 2009)
39th in the nation for return on investment among public schools
7th in the nation for recruiter satisfaction
1st in Ohio for return on investment

Next ITEE Meeting:May 14

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

ITIL and COBIT- do we need another framework?

This session of the IT Executive Exchange will address how companies are implementing Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Control Objectives for Information Technology (COBIT) frameworks. An expert will seed our discussion with introductory remarks, and we will address questions such as: How does an IT organization go about adopting and integrating ITIL and COBIT? How are they different? Is it expensive? What are the challenges and benefits of implementing both?

According to Wikipedia, ITIL is a set of concepts and practices for managing Information Technology services, IT development and IT operations and COBIT is a set of best practices (framework) for information technology management created by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the IT Governance Insitute (ITGI) in 1996.