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  • IT Assets Outline of Definition
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  • Tentatively, the definition will be organized as follows.
    1. The text of definition.
      1. Use the general definition from the IT spend document from Fall 2017:
           
        "UW-Madison IT is defined as computing equipment, facilities, resources, and services that process, analyze, manage, exchange, and store data; and the personnel directly involved, in either line-of-work or leadership capacities, in the planning, development, delivery, support, and maintenance of computing equipment, facilities, resources, and services."
           
      2. Elaborate upon that definition to be more specific about what is or is not included. This will consist of three different ways to characterize "IT". These will overlap because they are different ways of characterizing the same thing. None will be exhaustive.
          
        1. General functions or kinds of things that are usually recognized as IT.
          (Computers, Data Storage, Consulting / Development Services, Software Applications,...)
           
        2. Specialized types of technology that are usually recognized as IT.
          (Internet Technologies, Telecom-specific, IT Security-specific, Network-specific, Digital AV-specific, Internet of Things,...)
            
        3. Specialized uses or purposes that are usually recognized as supported by IT.
          (Research Computing, Instructional Computing, Electronic Records Management,...)
            
    2. Examples that support the definition.
      1. The examples will be organized in the form of a table with three columns:
        1. Item
        2. Examples
        3. Counter-examples
            
      2. Note that counter-examples are important because there are things that could fall within IT in a general sense, but are not being treated as IT assets or resources for the purpose of this definition.
          
    3. References
      1. It will be helpful to list relevant policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
          
      2. The references should, whenever practical, provide a local contact point for further information or clarification.
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