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. Finishing up AV work.   Official ribbon cutting for the building is Sept 18.Network Infrastructure - The network is configured within the data center; recommending to have ABS professional services review the configuration before formally cutting over the network.
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 Meeting to discuss AV needs for Mercer was held Aug 12; possible budget constraints may impact the scope of the project.
Banner XE  Implement updated versions of Banner ERP  B. Kjar  e-Transcripts implementation: Communication issue between the local PRD server and Ellucian Production Cloud Server resolved; test to be done in the Production instance to ensure things are set up correctly and then go live officially (Sept 8 target date).
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 Potential for a Dec 2014 go-live.  Discussions to be scheduled with IT regarding level of effort required.
Kronos  Implement an automated time and attendance system Finance CIPP ID migration is complete. Interface assessment in progress. Project slowing due to outstanding items in the timkeeper design.
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 Project is in the early discovery phase; workgroup planning sessions are ongoing; AV/IT planning meeting scheduled. 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 ‘Reintroduction’ meeting scheduled in Richmond on Aug 13. Targeted go live for Wave 2 is January 31, 2016