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Archives: IT Transformation Completed Projects

Consolidation: Database Implementation

Past Updates

March 20, 2009

The plan for Database consolidation is to provide three standard database environments: Oracle, MySQL and MSSQL.

November 21, 2008

Team has made considerable progress with MS SQL in the Provost area. Next version of Microsoft Office reported includes massive Sharepoint integrations.

October 20, 2008

Provision MS SQL migration work has begun in two departments.

Team has made considerable progress with MS SQL in the Provost area. Next version of Microsoft Office reported includes massive Sharepoint integrations.

June 13, 2008

Work has begun on migrating Research and Business Oracle environments to the consolidated area.

August 21, 2007

Updates were given for the five sub teams of the Servers and Services Consolidation project.

April 21, 2007

All of the sub-teams are meeting either weekly or bi-weekly, striving to have their preliminary budgets and design architectures completed by the end of April. Each hopes to have a group-specific timeline in place very soon in order to sequence the projects, identify the overlaps, and make decisions on key policy issues. Two key policies are the naming conventions of email systems and the deleted mail retention period.

March 2, 2007

The group has performed an internal needs analysis and came up with eleven points that needed consolidated solutions. They also sent out a survey to get as much information as possible. The group currently has a high-level view of what the architecture will look like, where it will be housed, and they are in the process of developing an overall project plan as well as a budget.

February 21, 2007

The Database team is surveying specific needs from IT Nodes regarding Oracle, SQL server and MySQL.

Januart 31, 2007

The Servers and Services Consolidation sub-teams are gathering requirements and developing budget plans, with a target completion date of March 31. They are also in the process of collecting more server-related data for planning purposes, such as the server age and brand.

December 20. 2006

Database Implementation Team is developing a project plan for implementation of common database servers. Database server needs definition work is completed.

October 4, 2006

The Database Implementation team has launched.