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IT Organization Memberships

Members of the University of Utah community have access to privileged research, professional development and other opportunities through campus membership and/or subscription to IT related groups.

Research and Education

CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD (CEB)

All members of the University of Utah community have access to the Corporate Executive Board (CEB) IT Leadership Council for Midsized Companies as part of a membership supported by UIT. CEB IT Leadership Council equips IT professionals with insight and actionable solutions to transform operations. Membership includes proven best practices, peer benchmarks, skill development resources, advisory support, and decision and diagnostic tools. CEB’s research focuses on strategic planning and budgeting, engaging business partners, defining strategy and architecture, managing the project portfolio, delivering services, managing information risk, developing and managing talent, and establishing IT foundations. Note: CEB was acquired by Gartner on April 6, 2017.

To self-register for CEB IT:

Step 1: Go To: https://www.cebglobal.com/member/it-midsized/.
Step 2: To access the site, fill out the fields under the “First Time User” heading using your U e-mail address.
Step 3: After hitting submit, an automatically-generated email will be sent to you with your temporary password.
Step 4: Click on the link in the email to activate your account and set your new password. Your username will be your U email address.

For help and more information, please contact CEB’s Sarah Kraus at 312-730-9246 or skraus@cebglobal.com.

EDUCAUSE

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. EDUCAUSE programs include professional development activities, print and electronic publications, strategic policy initiatives, research, awards for leadership and exemplary practices, and a wealth of online information services. These resources and activities are available to all interested employees at EDUCAUSE member organizations, including The University of Utah. Many EDUCAUSE resources (including ECAR reports) are available to the public on the EDUCAUSE website. 

Education Advisory Board

The University of Utah has a campus subscription to access Education Advisory Board (EAB) resources. Established in 2007, EAB is an advisor and performance improvement partner to 1,000+ colleges and universities across North America and Europe. Through best practice research, data analytics, technology, and consulting services, EAB's researchers, consultants, engineers, and data scientists work with members to make higher education smarter.

All current faculty and staff may open a free EAB account by visiting the EAB website and signing up using a utah.edu email address.

Gartner

The University of Utah has a campus-wide subscription to access Gartner Research resources. Founded in 1979, Gartner is a leading IT research and advisory company that delivers technology-related insights members can use to make informed decisions.

Faculty, staff, and students may open individual Gartner accounts at no cost to access Gartner Core IT Research materials. Log into the Gartner site via secure single sign-on (SSO) using your uNID and CIS password.

For help and more information, please contact Gartner Account Executive Sheri Watkins at 385-347-1185 or sheri.watkins@gartner.com.

In addition, U employees who work in IT may contact Gartner to request no-cost access to Gartner's Burton Classic IT1 Research, IT1 Reference Architecture, webinars, and Analyst Dialogues with Gartner analysts on IT-related topics. To request access contact Michael Mittelstaedt (Michael.Mittelstaedt@gartner.com).


Research Networks

Internet2

The Internet2 community focuses on developing and deploying advanced networking technologies and capabilities in service of U.S. research and higher education. Internet2 members represent a wide range of research and academic disciplines from over 300 member institutions, including leading U.S. universities, corporations, government research agencies, and not-for-profit networking organizations.

Westnet

Westnet is an affinity group that grew out of the NSFnet regional network called Westnet. Westnet holds bi-annual meetings that include technical presentations from members and vendors. Westnet provides powerful political and technical contacts with universities that share common concerns. To learn more and participate, contact webmaster@westnet.net.


Security

The Center for Internet Security

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) provides assessment/audit tools that compare systems against baseline security configurations. Free memberships are available for University of Utah employees. Benefits include benchmarking tools; Center for Internet Security tools; discussion forums; development versions of new benchmark tools; and development versions of new scoring tools. For more information, visit CIS Security Benchmarks Membership.

Membership Registration

  1. Visit the CIS Membership Registration Form.

  2. Make sure to enter your University of Utah email address on the form.

  3. Follow instructions that the Center for Internet Security sends to your Umail address.

Last Updated: 5/16/17