Welcome to Championship Monday. I hope that the game is entertaining and competitive. In looking at the calendar for the week of January 9th, the following items of general interest are worth commenting on:
The Maestro Steering Committee meets on Wednesday.
Texas A&M’s ITAC meets on Thursday.
System-Wide Contracting News
Current System-wide Contracts
- Access Data provides members with preservation hold software (in annual assessment)
- Banner COE provides members with Banner-related services (discretionary)
- Cisco SmartNet (discretionary)
- Diligent provides board portal functionality for all members (discretionary)
- Docusign provides members with electronic signature and related workflow capabilities (discretionary)
- Duo provides two-factor authentication for all members (discretionary)
- Examity provides members with on-line proctoring services under a one-year master contract (discretionary contract)
- Hootsuite enables members to manage social networks, schedule messages and measure social media from a dashboard (discretionary)
- Modo Labs provides mobile application development support (discretionary)
- ProctorU provides members with on-line proctoring services under a one-year master contract (discretionary contract)
- Proofpoint email filtering and data loss prevention tools (in annual assessment)
- Security Operations Center (in annual assessment)
- 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 member interested in adding this service need to contact me directly. (discretionary)
- Syncplicity licensing is available for all members (in annual assessment)
- WebEx is available to all members. Faculty/administrators can obtain licenses at the low cost of $1.44/month/license. (discretionary)
- WebQA is the TAMUS approved Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) solution for all members (in annual assessment)
System-wide Contracts Under Development
- Comevo will provide members with online orientation software services (discretionary contract)
- Qualtrics will provide members with software to manage the entire customer experience – from surveys, to insights and to action. A proposal has been distributed for review.
Workday (Project Helios)
- Prototype 1 Review Sessions finished this week with Payroll and Safety Incident Tracking.
- The functional team continued updating the A&M System’s process workbooks, which document the process flows, steps and outputs, security roles, notifications, regulatory and legal requirements, reports and open items for each process group identified during the Prototype 2 reviews. The functional team is also updating parking lot items. This information will help the EAC as they prepare for the Prototype 2 acceptance Q&A on January 25.
- Preparations for System Integration Testing continue.
- Kansas City (Jan. 9-13)