Wharton Computing provides the technology resources and networked environment to sustain Wharton’s unparalleled scale, innovation, and collaborative approach to business research and education. Every member of Wharton Computing’s 125 person staff is committed to our four-part mission:
- Support research
- Impact teaching and learning
- Protect Wharton’s intellectual property and reputation
- Help run the business of the school
Wharton Computing’s extensive systems, infrastructure, services, and applications are designed to meet the needs of Wharton’s broad and dynamic community – faculty, students, alumni, and external constituents – while providing the reliability and security required for an academic institution of Wharton’s scope and global stature. Classes held on campuses in Philadelphia and at Wharton West in San Francisco are connected through state-of-the-art technology. Wharton Executive Education’s Learning Continuum and the Wharton’s Alumni Network services use technology to provide an ongoing connection with the School.
Commitment to Innovation
Wharton has been at the forefront of innovation in business education and research since the School’s establishment in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school. This commitment to innovation is reflected in Wharton’s approach to technology.
We design and equip our classrooms with state-of-the-art features (both high tech and low tech) to engage students in a stimulating and interactive learning environment, and then extend that interaction through customized online resources such as webCafé. A continuous stream of development takes place in Wharton’s Learning Lab. Every year, new features are added to award-winning products and applications such as the student intranet SPIKE, Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), Knowledge@Wharton, and others.