Information Technology services at the University of Montana consist of a centralized organization (Information Technology or IT) and a number of distributed services controlled by various colleges and organizations. IT provides a broad computing, network, and telecommunications infrastructure, supports enterprise level software, and offers a range of technology support services for the Missoula campus. This organization also coordinates with the other Montana University System campuses, the local community, and the state to ensure consistency of offerings and policy.
Distributed IT organizations include UM Continuing Education which runs UM Online, Student Affairs Information Technology which offers computing services to the dorms and various departments in academic affairs, The Mansfield Library which offers electronic resources and public labs, and the Colleges of Forestry and Conservation, The Gallagher Business School, the Law School, and the College of Arts and Sciences all of which offer a variety of services to their constituents. Coordination of efforts is conducted through the Technology Partners organization and the campus system administrator's forum called "sysgroup,"
Information Technology policies are set in place by the IT Advisory Council consisting of the President, Provost, and Vice Presidents. The Academic IT Advisory Board and Faculty Senate provide input into the use of computing resources for academic purposes and ModSquad provides guidance for the use of resources for administrative and financial purposes.