Thank you for attending and supporting the new TAMUS IT Summit. The System has big plans for next year’s event. We hope that you will block off those dates so that you can join us. In looking at the calendar for the week of February 16th, the following items of general interest are worth commenting on:
Diane McDonald provided the System Members with the attached update on the work of the Digital COE Committee.
The next two CIO Council Meetings will be held on June 24th and October 20th. These will be in conjunction with the Chancellor’s Summit on Academic Technology (June) and the Project Management Exchange (October).
The new System IT website has been launched (https://it.tamus.edu).
System-Wide Contracting News
The FOIA/Open Records RFP was posted last week. TAMUS is seeking proposals for a solution to manage its Open Records Request to Freedom of Information process.
As a reminder, Members will not be required to use the Cisco Total Care tool.
The System Office will be meeting with ViewFinity to discuss the possibility of lower rates for both on-premise and cloud options.
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 HR/Payroll Software Selection Project Team will be in Kingsville this week. Both Oracle/Peoplesoft and Workday will provide demonstrations to faculty, staff and administrators. Their software will offer new functionality for faculty administration and research effort reporting. The hope is to have IT professionals who provide workflow, reporting or security for their departments on related topics and software participate in the demonstrations so that the Project team can gather their feedback on which solution would best fit from their perspective.
Utilities & Energy Services is working with Agrilife to serve as the pilot of Cisco EnergyWise.