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IT guiding principles for UC Berkeley

Adopted by the e-Berkeley Steering Committee, June 2004.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the development of these principles through committee work and web input!

The University of California, Berkeley is complex in both its organization and its technology, requiring that competing information technology (IT) needs be carefully evaluated to ensure the optimal use of limited resources. Information technology decisions makers must therefore balance:

innovation vs. stability/reliability
standardization vs. autonomy/experimentation
accessibility vs. security/privacy
consensus vs. efficiency in decision making
centralized vs. distributed services
proprietary vs. open source

In this context, the following principles emerge:

Printable version of this material: IT Guiding Principles for UC Berkeley, June 23, 2004 [PDF]


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