NextGen Michigan

NextGen Michigan is a strategy for changing the university's IT service approach and investing in the Next Generation of technology.

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Mary Sue Coleman

Cutting-edge information technology is absolutely critical for pursuing the intellectual challenges of our time. NextGen Michigan creates an unparalleled IT environment for University of Michigan faculty, students and staff to leverage and accelerate their creativity and innovation.

President Mary Sue Coleman

Goal and Objective

The goal of NextGen Michigan is to establish the University of Michigan as leaders and best in providing a campus IT environment that dramatically advances the university's academic, teaching, research and clinical programs.

IT Rationalization will improve IT service delivery, reduce cost and repair the university's fractured infrastructure, setting the foundation for NextGen Michigan.

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Why NextGen Michigan — Why Now?

  • Funding for higher education in the state of Michigan continues to decline. General fund reductions have made it imperative for U-M to identify ways to invest in the delivery of new and improved IT services to "spend less and get more."
  • In order to retain our status as a top tier university, U-M needs to be smart, selective and disciplined about reducing costs.