On the Horizon



A listing of initiatives that may become future projects and ongoing IT operational activities

Initiative Title Description Department/Sponsor Status
Enterprise Scheduling An enterprise scheduling system that meets the needs of departments across the campus UMW President’s Office Moving forward with an RFP now.
Office 365: Collaboration Project

Investigation, implementation and communications for use of collaborative tools offered with Office 365 (I.e. Skype, Link, Calendar sharing, etc)

Office 365: SharePoint in the Cloud

Investigate and decide direction and future of the Sharepoint environment

IT IT/EAS continues to test migration and monitoring tool.
Office 365: Rollout for Faculty, Staff and Students

Roadmap for the use of Office 365 environment (will we use it, how will we use it, when will it be available, etc)

Office 365: Azure at UMW

Use, governance and administration of the Azure environment

Student Predictive Analysis Tool Evaluate and possibly implement a student predictive analysis tool Office of the Provost Still in research mode.
Enterprise Data Warehouse and Data Reporting Tool Investigate, identify and implement an enterprise data warehouse and an enterprise data reporting tool.  IT Still in research mode.
Duplicate PIDM Resolution System (Eliminame) Evaluate new product created to overcome duplicate PIDM related challenges IT Interest exists among stakeholder departments; looking for funding.
Campus Commerce Solution Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) is the current vendor used for campus commerce solutions. The contract will fully expire 4/30/2019 and requires replacement. Finance Selection of CashNet. IT Portfolio approval request submitted.
Web-based e-portfolio system for students Research, select and implement a web-based e-portfolio solution that enables students and other users to create e-portfolios that demonstrate their skills and accomplishments, and to submit their work online for assessment and accreditation purposes. College of Education COE is considering purchasing a web-based e-portfolio system for students; are currently investigating Chalk and Wire and TaskStream. IT CIO suggested COE submit IT Project Research and Approval forms to the Portfolio Committee.
Parking Management Solution Investigate and implementation of parking management system (assist UMW students, faculty, staff and visitors quickly find available parking. Auto counting solutions that push information to users via apps, digital signboards, gates, etc., are examples of such add ons.) Business Services/Parking Management Upgrading Bosscars is an option now. We can do this short term, pending additional information from Bosscars.  Long term, we are looking at other possible solutions.  To date these include T2 and NuPark (demo pending for the second item).
Title IX Education Program (replace Campus Clarity) Investigate and implement a replacement for the current Campus Clarity, Title IX education program. Targeted implementation 7/1/2018 The Office of Title IX We are currently still doing demos and waiting on OVW approval.
Clockwork Investigate and possibly implement ClockWork database. Clockwork Enterprise software is a paperless comprehensive solution designed especially for Disability Services and Counseling Departments for Colleges and University Office of Disability Resources We’ve completed demos for both AIM and SAM. Today, we have our last demo (Symplicity/Accommodate) and will be hoping to make a decision on which database we would like to move forward with very soon.