The basic idea behind setting up the IVVs was that the IT-center is too far away and its organizational structure is too inflexible to solve the problems in the faculties. On the other hand, the working groups and smaller institutes cannot provide personnel for the IT administration and cannot take care, that their equipment can fit into a larger IT concept, in which the synergy effects can be exploited.
Within this gap, the IVVs are located spatially by their settlement at the specialist areas and organizationally as smaller, more flexible units than the IT center (WWU IT).
The focus of the IVV work is therefore clear:
- Flexible, fast reacting contact for all IT-concerns.
- Creation of more working hours for the actual academic tasks in the working groups by taking over the IT administration work.
- Creation and / or processing of an overall computer concept, and updating of the computer equipment of the faculties. This also includes the handling of IT investment programs, investment planning as well as advice and processing during procurement.
- Total operation of the computer equipment at the departments (in particular faculty servers and computer labs).
The most important concrete services of the IVV5 are described in more detail on our services