Campus News

Business models, idle minds

Greg Topp, UGA’s information technology planning and decision support director, was recently featured in EDTech Magazine in an article on project management. “IT always has more demand than supply, we have to find a way to get focused on the higher needs of the university,” he says in the article before listing several business models that work for him.

UGA’s Chief Information Security Officer Stan Gatewood was also the focus of a Q&A in EDTech Magazine. Security breaches happen more during winter and spring breaks: “You have students who stay behind. . . plus you have students who have gone home and want to check their e-mail, surf the Web, do some class work and talk to their friends,” he says. “You’ve got people from the outside trying to come in and people from the inside doing whatever they want to do. It’s the ‘idle minds’ ­situation.”