Updates on Workday (e.g., Why an HCM? Why Workday? Who is Workday?), the TAMU Data Center (e.g., Why a new data center? Why this strategy?), and the Security Operations Center (e.g., Why a Security Operations Center? What will it do?) will be made the CEO/Presidents and the Board of Regents this week.
OWT-TEN Technologies has offered to complete a turn-key project of the 22MILES interactive 3D Wayfinding solution with built-in digital signage for $5,000-$10,000. This project would obviously be a limited pilot allowing you to test the technology. If you are interested in such a pilot, contact OWT-TEN Technologies at 1-832-858-7350.
System-Wide Contracting News
Open Records Management System – The System recently requested proposals for a system-wide open records management system for the use of all members. The list of respondents has been narrowed to two finalists, and each company will be providing a demonstration of its software on Monday, May 4, 2015, in room 122 of the Moore/Connally Building. GovQA will present from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. AINS will present from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. You are invited to attend the demonstration in person or by webinar to enable you to see each system’s capabilities and ask questions. Your input will help us make the best choice for the A&M System and we hope you and/or your key staff can participate. Please contact me for information about the two Webinars. If you plan to attend the meeting in person, please let me know.
Eight companies responded to an RFP for an Electronic Board Book Portal. That list has been cut down to four finalists. Dates and times for the demonstrations will be worked out this week.
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.
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.
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 negotiations continue. Work is focused on the cost, the timing of the first payment, and a handful of services being requested.
TAMU will begin negotiations with the component #1 vendor (data center build out) this 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.
- CEO/President’s Meeting (April 28th)
- Board of Regents (April 29th)