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Archives: Information Technology Transformation

Completed Projects

6/19/14
Develop a complete strategy and implementation for consolidating campus servers. Create economies of scale, increased security, and consistent, predictable service through a consolidated support infrastructure. This infrastructure and accompanying services should maintain and/or improve the quality of support and responsiveness that customers receive, and should operate in partnership with all IT units. The focus will initially be the campuses administrative units, but the plan should have the capability of being scaled to the entire campus.
6/19/14
Progress is being made with Microsoft to address reporting tools and needs.
6/19/14
The plan for Database consolidation is to provide three standard database environments: Oracle, MySQL and MSSQL.
6/19/14
Approximately 200 user departmental mailboxes and 4100 VoIP mailboxes have been migrated to the central Exchange 2007 service.
6/19/14
CAS, WBFO, USS Client Technologies, Architecture, UB Development, GSE, Law, Facilities and the School of Management have been given space in the Collab area of UBFS. Upcoming activities include upgrading the Network Appliance filers and replacing our existing WebDAV solution.
6/19/14
A consolidated calendar infrastructure has now been made available university-wide to all UB faculty and staff. The UB Oracle Calendar Service provides an enterprise-class personal and group calendaring platform, accessible via multiple methods for flexible connectivity and business continuity.
6/19/14
The full suite of business rules for state transactions have been programmed into the ePTF application within the QA environment and are now under final review by HR. These rules are expected to be rolled into production by February 2008. Once complete, the team will turn its attention to the Research Foundation (RF) replacement which will use the state model as a guide for a faster project turn-around. At present, the rules for RF have been collected; next steps are to conduct a gap analysis. The University at Buffalo Foundation (UBF) system will follow.
6/19/14
UB’s new recruitment management system is expected to go live January 29th, 2007. Plans to link from UB’s main web page, UB Business and MyUB are in progress. The project is very close to completion, with only one last round of changes left to be done by the vendor, PeopleAdmin. PeopleAdmin is adding a set of qualifying questions that will pre-screen applicants. Training on the system is scheduled to begin during the week of January 16th, and an applicant tutorial is expected to be completed within a similar timeframe. HR will provide additional training sessions on as as needed basis.
6/19/14
SIRI is celebrating its one year anniversary with expanded access, enhancements, and significant progress towards achieving the vision of a single authoritative source for information and reporting. SIRI now includes reports and dashboards for financial, human resource, procurement, and Resource Management analysis and reports.
6/19/14
We have changed the title of our project to Student Services Transformation to signal a new phase in this UB2020 initiative: the implementation of PeopleSoft's student information system, Campus Solutions.
6/19/14
Certain Cisco models were replaced with newer versions in the latest round of purchasing. The new models have the same functionality as the sets previously deployed, despite a slightly different look.
6/19/14
Create a workstation standardization model for the campus that takes into account both the common and unique needs of the various constituencies. Simultaneously create opportunities to improve service, increase the speed of deployment of new hardware and software, improve our ability to maintain low cost inventories, normalize the refresh cycle, and reduce the costs of maintenance and support. The plan should be consistent with the ITSTC recommendations, the IT Guiding Principles, and the outcomes specified in the IT Bill of Rights.
6/19/14
The IT Shared Service Desk (SSD) will seamlessly integrate IT resources from across the campus to provide unified service delivery – so regardless of the number of IT professionals required to resolve a customer issue, the location of those resources, or the organizational management of those involved, the Shared Service Desk will serve as a single point of initial contact for the campus community.