TAMU IT announced a reorganization last week. TAMU IT’s main focus is to provide a strong, secure IT foundation and supply competitive, highly reliable technology infrastructure to meet the university’s vital needs. TAMU IT’s organizational structure became outdated, not having undergone significant change in 10 years. Changes were necessary for a more effective working environment to enable them to focus on their core competencies and assist TAMU in achieving their goals and objectives. Details can be obtained from Scott Honea or Lacey Baze in TAMU IT.
The draft of the security policy refresh is being re-written based on comments from OGC. That re-write will be sent back to OGC in the next two weeks.
System-Wide Contracting News
Internet2 has provided the TAMUS with documentation on their NET+ Canvas offering. If you are interested in Internet2 membership and/or NET+Canvas pricing, please contact me directly.
The evaluation team has narrowed the Open Records Management System respondents to two finalists. Demonstrations of the two solutions have tentatively been scheduled for the afternoon of May 4th. Please mark your calendars and details will follow.
The RFP for Member Governance is being reviewed by OGC.
The RFI for the replacement of Maestro and the RFP for digital mobile application development/support are being reviewed by Procurement.
TAMUS is finalizing the RFP draft for Banner Services. It is also working with Procurement an amend the contract to provide for RFP evaluation assistance.
Siteimprove checks web pages, every five days, for spelling, grammar, broken links, and accessibility. The cost is 54 cents per web page per year. Any Members interested in adding this service need to contact me directly.
The System-wide agreement with Cisco WebEx allows Members to purchase licenses for their entire faculty/administrators at the low cost of $1.44/month/license.
Syncplicity licensing is available for all Members.
Workday provided a revised pricing offer that is being considered by TAMUS.
The TAMU Dollar Data Center evaluation team notified the winning component #1 vendor (data center build out). Contract negotiations will begin with this vendor next week. The evaluation of the second component (compute and storage) and third components (IT services) will commence in Mid-May.
Utilities & Energy Services is working with Agrilife to serve as the pilot of Cisco EnergyWise.
- Albany, NY (April 21-22)