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February 18, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Single Identity Management System

  • This project status remains at urgent status (I.E. Yellow).  For AD this effort remains on hold until the non-technical aspects of the project have been resolved.  For META, progress has resumed.  KUL and KUMC have completed most of their remaining user-account renames.  KUL has 9 users that were not renamed due to email address conflicts with existing KUL users.  KUL Technical Staff are working with the impacted users to transition their primary email to non-conflicting addresses.  The project team continues efforts to identify any user-accounts that may have been missed.  The project team also continues planning for the next parts of SIMS Phase 1.

Leverage Software Purchasing

  • This project is complete.  We will continue to track progress on this initiative.

Increase MFD Usage

  • The Increase MFD Usage team has completed standard operating procedures for optimizing MFD usage across campus, and is now implementing these processes in lockstep with the Reorganize and Redefine IT Staff and organization team. MFDs are being deployed for computing labs leveraging laserjets. There was a 0.5% decrease in MFD usage for the month of January 2015 versus December 2014 with an overall 4% increase from FY14 to FY15.

Server Centralization

  • Efforts are focused on the following processes: Network Security Scans, Server Registration, New Server/Service Requests and Contract Renewals.

Reorganize & Redefine

  • KU IT continues to work with the School of Architecture to discuss IT staff centralization. The Web Developer position for Engineering has been filled by Cody Mock, and the Tier 1 position to support Carruth O’Leary has been filled by Darrell Frye.

Network Optimization

  • Configurations to wireless topology were completed December 30, which was a dependency upon moving forward in discussing a more integrated wireless environment.  Single Identity Management System remains as a potential dependency for continued wireless integration.  Recommendations on the future of Network Optimization have been submitted to KU Leadership for review.  Based on the differences in the remaining initiatives, a recommendation to separate the scopes of wireless configurations and monitoring has been submitted, along with the next steps of action for both initiatives.  Project teams will need to determine feasibility of solutions when direction is determined.

Scanning & Document Workflow

  • This project is complete.

Campus CRM (Constituent Relationship Management)

  • We are moving forward with driving students to the updated portal as an entry point to CRM.  All FY15 features within the project will follow a monthly release schedule provided to Leadership.  Communications to campus will occur strategically as features are released and grouped.  Starting in February, videos of new features will become part of the strategic communications.

Campus CMS (Content Management System)

  • This project is complete.

Early Warning System

  • This project is complete.

Appointment Scheduler

  • This project is complete.


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