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IBM/USC Partnership

The University of South Carolina (USC) and IBM have partnered to create systems that will better serve USC and other higher education institutions nationwide. The Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analytics will be constructed on Blossom Street, on the USC campus. The Center will be located on Blossom Street.

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Center for Applied Innovation and Analytics 

July 2015
The Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analytics is under construction at the corner of Assembly and Blossom streets. 

May 2015
      Individuals from the University of South Carolina and IBM met to begin forming strategies that will shape the USC/IBM partnership for years to come. The group identified three areas of focus for the next academic year. They include:  
1.      Improve operational efficiencies across the university to drive savings that can be reinvested into other priorities.
2.      Analyze social media data related to the university in order to improve the student experience.
3.      Capture and analyze student academic and extracurricular data to determine ways to create learning experiences that are tailored to the needs of individual students and will improve both academic outcomes and the student experience. 
      Over the next few weeks, IBM and USC will work together to develop statements of need and establish the framework that will guide the realization of these goals. 
      Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Bill Hogue said the realization of these goals would benefit students as well as both academic and administrative units across the university. 
      He said, “We want USC to be a place where groundbreaking initiatives are developed that will not only advance our institution, but higher education across the nation. This partnership will help us identify areas that may not be working efficiently and not only drive savings, but also improve student success.” 
      Hogue said the university community will be engaged and involved throughout the process.  

Feb. 2015
      IBM and the University of South Carolina broke ground on the Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analytics, which will be located on the corner of Assembly and Blossom Streets. Click here for additional information.