OU to share technology services with Oklahoma State University
In an effort to cut costs, OU has made an agreement with Oklahoma State University that would institute technology sharing initiatives.
The collaboration will lead to $15 to $18 million dollars in savings over the next five years, according to the press release.
The savings will result from software and hardware sharing that limits duplication within the two universities, renegotiating contracts to make them more productive for both OU and OSU and more efficient staffing procedures, university spokesman Michael Nash said.
The two universities also will work with OneNet, Oklahoma’s state-sponsored telecommunications network, to create additional private-cloud connectivity between the universities, according to the release.
The efforts behind the collaboration began in early 2011 when OU starting looking into sharing technology services between its three campuses. OSU joined the discussion in October 2011, according to the release.