Projects and Initiatives

Active Projects

List of currently active projects managed by IT

Project   Description  IT Project Manager Status 
IT Convergence Center (ITCC)  Construction of the IT Convergence Center (ITCC)  H. Cheshire Building  – is complete and in use.  Wired and wireless are working and the building is on line. AV work should be completed end of October; building inventory of fixed assets scheduled for Feb 2015; Official ribbon cutting for the building is Sept 18.  Network Infrastructure - Are ready to bring the ITCC back bone switches on line; date for switchover to be determined.
Campus Center  Design and install IT/AV equipment and service in new Campus Center building  H. Cheshire Construction continues; Meeting scheduled with Sextant on Sept 11 to discuss AV/IT needs.
Mercer/Woodard Renovations  Design and install IT/AV equipment and services as part of building renovations  H. Cheshire Only working on underground utilities for both Mercer and Woodard buildings.  No building construction to begin on either building pending decision on value engineering (program cuts) that can be brought back into the project scope.
Banner XE  Implement updated versions of Banner ERP  B. Kjar  e-Transcripts implementation: Official Activation data is Thursday, Sept 11;  testing matrix completed; mail delivery methods print successfully; PDF orders are approved with watermark signature, etc.; Holds and Hold text has been approved; the production system is set up and ready.  The private/public key is complete. The user name for production has been updated 00374600-iv_prod.
Banner XE modules: Student Course/Student Class Schedule testing continues; some issues noted and being resolved; extending testing to Sept 2. PRD – Dependency on ITCC.  Plans to install other modules after next clone (Sept 5) for further testing by RO.

Listing of currently active projects managed by other Departments and supported by IT

Project Description Project Manager Status
EagleNet Revitalization  Implement replacement for current EagleNet platform (SharePoint 2007)  IT/University Relations and Communications On hold; meeting scheduled Sept 2.
Bookstore Point of Sales (POS) System Implementation of a new inventory control and POS system, software and (possibly) hardware Business Services Servers targeted to be delivered in mid-October for a Dec 1 Go Live.
Kronos  Implement an automated time and attendance system Finance Interface document still to be finalized
Digital Signage/Alertus Integration  Integration of Alertus with university’s Digital Signage (Orca TV) system Emergency Management and Safety Test from the Alertus server to digital sign is GW was successful; additional testing to other digital signs to follow.
Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)/Records Management System (RMS) Implement a computer aided dispatch and records management system to improve University Police operations University Police CAD/RMS is installed in the new Data Center; ID Networks to finish installs and configure to Police Dept specs.  Further ISO discussions to occur around VPN access for mobile units.
Jepson Science Center Expansion Expansion of the Jepson Science Center TBD AV/IT planning meeting scheduled for Sept 12.  Project will be in 2 phases:  1st phase targeted completion January 2017; 2nd phase completion December 2017.
Cardinal Statewide replacement of Commonwealth Accounting and Reporting System (CARS) COV/Finance/IT Meeting in Richmond week of October 13; Focus Group meets with Higher Ed institutions in November on the impact of Cardinal;  Targeted go live for Wave 2 is January 31, 2016