News & Alerts
Announcing the Technology Advisory Council!
The Technology Advisory Council, formerly the Technology Review Board, has a new focus on helping members of the University community choose technologies with confidence.
About the Technology Advisory Council
The Technology Advisory Council is made up of friendly, knowledgeable technology experts from across the University system. The members
have experience with the University's unique, highly-interdependent technology environment;
are practiced with the University's technology policies, standards, and guiding principles, and
offer complementary knowledge to your team.
To request a consultation, complete the Technology Advisory Council request form.
When Should You Engage the Technology Advisors?
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.
There is no bad time to contact the Technology Advisors, but we encourage you to reach out at the beginning of your technology exploration process. We may help you discover available low or no-cost solutions, or help you avoid common missteps.
Read User Stories
To get a feel for what it’s like to collaborate with the Technology Advisory Council, read user stories from members of the University community.
“Streamline the Process of Selecting a New Technology Solution,” with Amy Limbybliw, Director of the Rothenberger Institution, School of Public Health
“RFPs Made Easier” with Mike Williams, Service Owner, Video and Collaboration Services
Contact the Technology Advisory Council
All University employees, regardless of technical knowledge or experience, are welcome to consult with the Technology Advisory Council. Request a consultation.
If you’d like to learn more about the Technology Advisory Council or its members, visit our web pages found at z.umn.edu/getadvice.