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 The new network core ‘cut in’ is scheduled for Sept 24 at 4:00 pm.  Once activated, can then start the process of bringing up specific VLANS onto the core.  Will also begin working with Verizon to move circuits to the ITCC.
Campus Center  Design and install IT/AV equipment and service in new Campus Center building  H. Cheshire Construction continues; meeting with Sextant conducted 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.  AV contractor discussions to be scheduled.
Banner XE  Implement updated versions of Banner ERP  B. Kjar  e-Transcripts: Implemented and Live as of Sept 11.
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 for delivery in mid-October for a Dec 1 Go Live. Nebraska offered to provide some limited data-entry resources.  Manual data entry (by Bookstore staff) is required to initialize the vendor data, and other codes, etc. Research around Banner interface is ongoing.
Kronos  Implement an automated time and attendance system Finance Interface document should be finalized next week; tentative Go Live for end Oct with students implemented in January. 
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 Waiting sign-off from VA State Police on VCIN implementation; EAS waiting response regarding Banner interface; ISO will need to do a security review of the system prior to Go Live.
Jepson Science Center Expansion Expansion of the Jepson Science Center College of Arts and Science In early discovery stages; continuing meetings for AV/IT planning. Project will be in 2 phases: 1st phase targeted for completion Jan 2017; 2nd phase completion December 2017.
Cardinal Statewide replacement of Commonwealth Accounting and Reporting System (CARS) COV/Finance/IT Meeting on 12 Oct with project liaison to discuss structure around the project.  Targeted go live for Wave 2 is January 31, 2016