By Margaret Lindquist | September 2020
For Jon Allen, Baylor’s interim CIO and chief information security officer, the decision to move Baylor University’s finance and human resources applications to the cloud was about much more than just a technology upgrade. “You can’t expect your students to be ready for an unknown future if you aren’t also moving forward,” Allen says.
Controlling costs, providing students with great research opportunities, and attracting top faculty members are three things that Brett Dalton, Baylor’s chief business officer, cites as top priorities for Baylor—and the move to modernize their back-office processes and systems creates a foundation for achieving those goals.
“Every dollar that we spend on back-office operations—those are dollars that we’re not spending in the classroom. Those are dollars that we’re not spending in the lab,” says Dalton. That simple equation has been the driving force