The Kyle Field Executive Re-Development Committee meets on Tuesday.
The TAMU Information Technology Advisory Council meets on Thursday.
The University of Texas at Austin reported last week about the campus-wide cost savings achieved from using standard hardware configurations. Beginning in January of 2011, improved desktop and laptop standard configurations were developed by campus IT professionals and adoption has dramatically grown. Departments across campus recognize the advantages of volume buying power and resulting cost savings. As an example, during the first half of this year, 83% of Dell desktop purchases (882) and 63% of Dell laptop purchases (236) were ordered using the standard configurations. Overall savings to date this year resulting from the adoption of these standard configurations is more than $219,000 over their already discounted UT Catalog pricing on Dell hardware.
System-Wide Contracting News
WEPA prepared information sheets about their kiosk printing option. If you are interested in this option, please contact me directly. We could approach WEPA about a System-wide pricing agreement.
The committee evaluating the RFP for Mobile Application Services will complete its work this week.
The RFP for Student Information System Support Services has been posted. The link can be found at Student Information System Support 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.
Contract negotiations continue with Deloitte, the Project Helios System Integrator.
The Project Helios IV&V (Independent Verification & Validation) RFP is in under development. It will be issued in the next two weeks.
The Project Helios team is interviewing candidates for various project team roles. Open positions can be found at Project Helios Job Openings.
Planning is underway to kickoff Project Helios with the project team in October and our Project Coordinators and our Change Champions in November.
The Project Helios project team attends Workday fundamentals training Tuesday through Friday.
Dollar Data Center – Texas A&M IT is working on developing two documents needed to nail down a contract with a second component #1 vendor (data center build out).
- PVAMU – Thursday, September 24th