2017: A year in review

December 20, 2017 by

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” – Hal Borland, former author, journalist, and naturalist

I’m astounded by the work MSU IT has accomplished in 2017. As one MSU IT, we’ve integrated new team members, launched collaborative tools, stood up a state-of-the-art data center, maintained systems that keep our Spartans connected, and so much more.

Our achievements haven’t been without hardships and unexpected challenges, but in every situation thrown our way we’ve been able to pivot and excel. I’ve seen team MSU IT overcome these obstacles through teamwork and talent; a true testament to our Spartan values.

I’ve written about alignmentgrowthteamwork, and innovation in prior posts this year. Those posts are hallmarks of the transformative change that we’ve been through as a team. The growth we’ve undergone in 2017 has made us agile and capable of pushing ourselves to achieve big goals. With so much success in 2017, I look to 2018 and know that we are capable of advancing MSU IT’s Top 10 projects to continue to support the MSU community.

There is so much we have to be proud of, so much we have worked hard to achieve, and I want to take a moment to say, “Thank you.”

Thank you to every member of #TeamMSUIT. Your talent, dedication, and commitment to delivering outstanding technology experiences keep us moving forward.

I also want to thank you for the great feedback you all provided me through the Pulse Survey. I appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey and trusting that we will listen and take action. I’ve read every comment (over 50 single-spaced pages!) and there will be more information to come at the next all-staff meeting.

Our 2017 successes were possible because of your dedication. Looking to the future, #TeamMSUIT, what are you most excited to achieve in 2018? Let me know on Twitter @McCurdy_Rob.

Rob McCurdy