California State University
Delivering a positive experience for half a million students every day
Enhance student experience and deliver technology services critical to student success and the initiative to increase graduation rates through GI 2025.
- Accelerated the ability to quickly and securely deliver educational and administrative services to half a million students and nearly 56,000 faculty and staff across 23 campuses via an integrated and modernized application and infrastructure environment
- Increased productivity at the campus level by over 90%: database cloning, data masking, data restore and roll back, profiling of sensitive data, and production and non-production database backups
- Automated 100% of the ERP infrastructure including the hybrid cloud software stack, virtual data management, and cloning and provisioning
- Realized significant economies of scale with lower cost of ownership (40% less resources to process the same volume and capacity, 33% reduction in IT infrastructure costs, 35% reduction in IT support costs, and nearly $15M annually in both cost savings and cost avoidance)
Unisys Cloud and Infrastructure Solutions to deploy a hybrid (private and public) cloud in the AWS Cloud, cloud management, automation, data management, service management, advanced analytics, and hybrid cloud Managed Security Services for CSU’s Oracle PeopleSoft ERP platform (Common Management System); solution includes data virtualization, backup and disaster recovery services.
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The Unisys Approach
One in every 20 Americans with a college degree is a graduate of the California State University system. When CSU needed to virtualize student, financial and administrative services for its vast student body as part of its Graduation Initiative 2025, it engaged Unisys.
California State University’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education that meets the ever-changing needs of the state. In 2019, CSU faced declining funding and rising demand for education from a growing, diversifying population. Half of its incoming students came from underserved communities, and nearly one-third were the first in their families to attend college.
Across the 23 campuses in the CSU system and a federated CIO organizational structure, the Chancellor’s Office is responsible for the school's ERP system and its performance, reliability and security in support of over 485,000 students, nearly 56,000 faculty and staff, hundreds of buildings, and dozens of off-campus sites.
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