A Business Professor Turned CIO Practices What He Teaches

By Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Ed

Brad Wheeler, chief information officer of Indiana University at Bloomington, has worked out a way to get publishers to lower their per-book costs. Apple is revered in business circles for its tough bargaining with suppliers to keep down production costs on its popular iPhones and computers. Colleges should emulate that aggressive stance when buying their technology, argues Bradley C. Wheeler, chief information officer at Indiana University at Bloomington. Mr. Wheeler has spent most of his career as a business professor, and he is applying the same lessons he teaches his executive-MBA students to managing the university’s technology.


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