Stanford Base Case
Stanford Base Case Headquarters: Stanford, CA 94305Business/Purpose: Teaching and research Size: 6,654 undergraduate, 7,800 graduate students enrolled in 2003 Chief Information Officer: Chris Handley Challenges: Replace a mainframe system with Oracle software for financial applications and PeopleSoft for human-resources applications. Baseline Goals:
Finish adapting financial systems to Oracle software by September, after five-year delay.
Maintain quality of information system operations, amid budget cuts of 5% to 10% per year.
Cut annual software ownership costs, which run up to 18% of purchase price, by outsourcing and thus licensing fewer modules.
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