March 18, 2015

Wednesday, March 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 Technical Staff have continued working with users that have potential email conflicts, to aid them in the transfer to new primary addresses.  The project team has also identified the user-accounts that were missed in the previous rename efforts.  The team has also determined which accounts will be renamed.  KUL and KUMC are working to determine when these accounts can be safely be renamed.  The project team continues discussions around the next parts of SIMS Phase 1.

Leverage Software Purchasing

  • This project is complete.  The committees established by this project 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 have been deployed to a large computing lab previously leveraging laserjets. There was a 1.0% decrease in MFD usage for the month of February 2015 versus February 2014 with an overall 3% 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 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to discuss IT staff centralization. The Engineering TSC Manager position has been accepted by John Kumar. Interviews for the Senior IT Support Technician position for Engineering were completed on March 13, 2015.

Network Optimization

  • 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 March, 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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