Tech Partners

Technology Partners is designed to form closer alliances between IT and individual departments on campus. Tech Partners is a strategically managed partnership between local technology support staff and central IT to increase the efficient and effective use of departmental computing resources. There are three categories of Tech Partner members:

  • Departments who wish to participate are asked to select a departmental staff member to act as their front line information technology support liaison
  • Departmental IT support staff member
  • IT staff

Benefits of participating in Tech Partners

  • Regularly scheduled (quarterly) meetings where IT will provide information about developments related to technology. Tech Partner members disseminate the information to their department and then convey suggestions or issues of concern back to IT.
  • Participation in an online discussion group. Members will receive information about technical issues, training opportunities, meetings and other special events.
  • Participation in a phone announcement system, which is used to communicate critical IT-related information to members when other means of communication, such as e-mail and/or web access, are unavailable.

To become a Tech Partner, fill out an application online. Once the application is received your membership will be confirmed.

Tech Partners forum 

Campus Software Licensing Roundtables

IT hosts monthly meetings on campus software licensing. The goal of these discussions is to increase our collective understanding of UM's distributed software purchasing model to determine if we can improve the model to save money, time, and energy. We invite IT directors, office administrators, and those involved in software procurement and/or distribution to attend these Roundtables. Come prepared to share your experience, comments, and suggestions. Meetings will resume during Fall 2015. At that time, the schedule and registration will be available on the IT website at:

Roundtable minutes (pdf format)

March 17, 2015

April 14, 2015

May 12, 2015

June 9, 2015