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Archives: IT Transformation Completed Projects

Consolidation: File/Print Implementation

Past Updates

March 20, 2009

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.

November 21, 2008

More file space is needed to move forward with File Service consolidation. Strategies include retention policies and reassessment of true need.

October 20, 2008

Planning for migrations in University Facilities has been initiated.

June 13, 2008

File service has been implemented and is providing an efficient solution.

October 19, 2007

The implementation team is currently reviewing the response to the Request for Offer received from CIT.

September 14, 2007

One of the most popular questions brought to the File/Print implementation team table was ‘When will the file service be made available’ and it was explained that the project team is targeting that the pilot be rolled out during the spring 2008 timeframe.

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 brainstormed ideas about what it means to provide file service and are putting their ideas in front of the SSC team, and then the IT community for input. The group has begun working on a project plan, timeline, and support mode. They are currently looking at network-attached services and working on recovery, backup, and archiving.

February 21, 2007

The File/Print team is working on a value statement and finalizing requirements.

January 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

File/Print Implementation Team has completed a very high level work breakdown structure, and will begin to survey campus file/print service providers to develop functional requirements.

October 4, 2006

The File/Print Implementation team has launched.