21 Sep

Nikoletatos expands ANUs IT

first_imgFormer Curtin University Information Officer, Peter Nikoletatos has jumped ship and taken the same role on at ANU. With over 25 years experience in the IT world, Nikoletatos is already looking towards spending the $60 million annual IT budget wisely. He is seeing to a one email system that will help the University centralise all correspondence. “ANU has a history, like most universities, of a duplicate email environment and we are looking at consolidating into one cloud based email service,” he told The Australian. By the start of next year’s semester in March, all students and staff will have moved across to the new cloud platform, which Microsoft is supplying. Along with the cloud, more storage needs have been addressed, with the university investing in 700 terabyte storage for archiving and another 700 terabyte of back-up capacity. New teaching methods heavy on online use won’t be limited with the new scheme Mr Nikoletatos says.“We see the emergence of social media, mobility, digitisation being quite specific in the teaching space and equality with the research space. This is just compounding on a daily basis with the amount of data we are storing and being required to store.” The law and business educated Nikoletatos has overcome his shortcomings in the IT world and proven himself much more useful than a purely technological asset. It is his business expertise that is taking the red tape out of technical support. Instead of having more than 13 different service desks, all managing different areas, he will centralise technical support into one direct line. ANU has 4000 full time staff and about 18,000 students. It also has 270 IT staff, of which 50 per cent report to Nikoletatos. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more