Get Advice

Consult Get Advice staff by filling out a request form when you are exploring a technology solution or are planning your near- and longer-term technology strategies.

Get Advice can help you

  • Anticipate the impact and efficacy of new technologies
  • Prepare for decommissioning technologies nearing sunset
  • Prepare Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and vendor reviews and selection processes
  • Assess security risks

What kind of technology solutions are appropriate to bring to us?

We are happy to discuss technology hardware, software, or services of all sizes with you. If you think you could benefit from reaching out to the council, contact us. We have had valuable discussions with University staff about everything from smart thermostats to when it's appropriate to use cloud solutions. 

When is the right time to contact us?

There is no wrong time to contact Get Advice. However, earlier in your technology exploration process is better.

Technology Decision Process

In our experience, most technology decisions follow a predictable process, progressing from inspiration to research, assessment, selection, and purchase and implementation. Wherever you are in the process, we can help! The boxes below give examples of the kinds of decisions, resources used, and activities at each phase of the technology decision process.

Technology Advisory Council technology selection process: Inspiration, Research, Assessment, Selection, Purchase & Implementation

Phase Inspiration Research Assessment Selection Purchase & Implementation

What we have isn’t meeting our needs.

Technology could make things better, faster, more efficient.

  • Guidance provided by Atlas (Technology Portfolio)
  • Cost
  • Ease of Use or Adoption
  • Total cost of purchase
  • Projected technical debt
  • Service Level Agreements