ECU's ITCS receives national recognition
(May 28, 2008)
East Carolina University’s technology team will receive top honors June 2 from the Computerworld Honors Program, the foundation of a leading technology publication.
ECU’s data storage team, housed in the Information Technology and Computing Services department, was named Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program. ECU will receive its honor at the June 2 gala in Washington, D.C., along with other organizations that have used information technology to benefit society, said Ron Milton, who chairs the awards board and is executive vice president of Computerworld.
Joe Norris, ECU’s chief technology officer, said he was proud to accept the award on behalf of the university’s hardworking and dedicated staff, and was pleased that ECU was being recognized on a national level.
“This award is the culmination of more than three years of a focused effort to bring the latest in advanced technology services to the university and supports the longstanding mission of ECU to serve the residents of North Carolina,” he said.
ECU is being recognized for its recent data storage and server consolidation. By using the latest in virtualization technologies, ECU was able to avoid the construction of a new data center, which saved the university millions of dollars.