A top priority of the Information Technologies department is to keep you informed regarding our current projects and initiatives. As both technologies and the needs of our institution change, DoIT will work diligently to meet those needs by providing up-to-date systems, hardware, software, and infrastructure.
Every month we publish an IT Scorecard with updates on IT projects, budget, staffing, and other relevant information of interest to the university community.
Information Technologies has purchased a product from Dell called KACE. KACE provides tools to IT Support Services to better manage our computing environment. It will allow us to be more proactive in our maintenance of the computing environment and increase overall support for our users. Once fully implemented, KACE will provide us with enhanced capabilities for desktop support, software distribution and upgrades, security patching, and much more.
We will be refreshing computers this summer in classrooms and labs and for faculty and staff. These are computers that were identified as primary machines for faculty/staff or classroom and lab computers requiring upgrade and are being refreshed based on age and funding availability.
SharePoint Upgrade and EagleNet Revitalization
Information Technologies is planning several changes to IT systems aimed at improving the user experience and providing for more secure access to university data and collaboration resources. These changes will result in the replacement of EagleNet. EagleNet, built on the SharePoint 2007 platform, currently hosts the portal, Department sites, MySites, and the UMW Reporting Center. Moving forward, these functions will be moved into two separate platforms.