There is a final opportunity to review the RFP that will be released for the Banner COE. The meeting to review the RFP will be held on Thursday (August 20th) at 8:30 a.m.
The steering committee for the Texas A&M University System’s Digital Center of Excellence is excited to announce its soft launch. The website is now live and can be accessed at Digital COE.
The Digital Center of Excellence is a virtual resource for System members — particularly the nearly 70 individuals identified as working in the digital media arena — containing key information for internal and external digital communication. This website will serve as the portal through which best practices are distributed and as a central clearinghouse for standard policies, processes, and master lists of approved vendors, useful tools and platforms, and contact information for relevant personnel.
In the Fall 2014, the steering committee conducted a System-wide survey in an effort to assess the current digital needs and resources. The more than 200 responses to that effort informed the selection of four focus areas for this initial launch: website development, mobile app development, mobile web development, and email communication.
The steering committee invites you to peruse the content available on these subjects at the newly launched site. It is their hope that by implementing the information housed in the Digital Center of Excellence, we will achieve a more unified digital experience and more efficient publishing processes across the System. The committee has already begun discussions about the next phase for the center. In addition to getting in touch with questions about the current content, please feel free to submit ideas for additions to the Digital Center of Excellence by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
System-Wide Contracting News
The RFI responses for the Maestro RFI will continued to be reviewed this week.
TAMUS finalized the amendment to engage SolutionsPlus to provide RFP evaluation assistance for the Banner Services RFP.
The RFP for Mobile Application Services has been posted at Mobile Apps RFP.
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.
The Project Helios team will be hosting the top two finalists for a system integrator this week. More details will be made available as Procurement rules allow.
Thanks again to everyone who submitted entries to the HR / Payroll Replacement Project naming contest! We are pleased to announce the contest winners (drum roll, please…)
- Grand Prize Winner: Marc Moore (System Offices) with Helios
- Runner Up: We have a tie!
- Wendy Haynes (Tarleton) and Kathy Snider (System Offices) with Project Horizon
Helios: “After a long night, technological dark ages, Helios, God of the Sun, is coming to the A&M System and he’s bringing the light of a new day with him – Workday!!”
Project Helios is our new project name and we’ll use it throughout the implementation phase.
Project Helios Staffing: Lallah Howard (Functional Manager) started 8/3. Three Functional Lead Roles and three Technical Analyst Roles are now posted for the project.
Project Helios Guiding Principles: Defined and in final draft stage.
Dollar Data Center — TAMU is working with OGC and Real Estate to nail down a contract with a second component #1 vendor (data center build out). The evaluation of the second component (compute and storage) and third components (IT services) are in process.
- Oklahoma (August 18-19th)