A working group is being established to develop a Project Management Practices – TAC 216 Companion Guide for The Texas A&M University System. Alison Winslow from the Texas A&M IT PMO will coordinate this effort and the first meeting of the working group will be on February 11 during the Technology Summit. Expect mail from Alison Winslow (firstname.lastname@example.org)this week with an invitation to appoint members of the working group.
Websense Executive Briefing. The January 22nd Websense Executive Briefing will be held in Austin. Please contact Linnea Sandler about additional details.
You are invited to attend the new Texas A&M University System Technology Summit (formerly the TTVN conference) February 10-13, 2015 in Galveston, Texas. The Technology Summit is open to all Texas A&M University System employees and features 32 interactive sessions in four tracks:
- General IT: sessions include Zero day threats, Managing Macs, DevOps, eSignatures;
- Learning Technologies: sessions include Mobile technology in class, Learning analytics, Next gen learning spaces;
- Web: sessions include Mobile first, Continuous integration and testing, Usability; and
- Shared Services: Syncplicity, Digital signage, Two factor authentication, and 5 more sessions.
Additionally, we will hear from both the System Digital Media Center of Excellence and the System Council on Academic Technology and Innovative Education. The Summit is designed to give you plenty of time to network with your colleagues around the System, speakers, and our exhibitors. There are three pre-Summit workshops on IPv6, mobile site development, and effective teaching available at an additional charge. Register before February 1, 2015 to get the early-registration rate and be entered for the chance to win an iPad.
For details and registration information, visit http://techsummit.tamu.edu.
The two vendor finalists – Oracle(PeopleSoft) and Workday – will visit our College Station campus in January to provide demonstrations to faculty, staff and administrators. Each vendor’s software will offer new functionality for faculty administration and research effort reporting.
There are many sessions in the vendor demos related to the various functionality of the vendors software as well as specific IT-related functions. Please take a look at the demo schedules and register for any sessions you may be interested in attending. There are specific IT sessions that will address security, development, API’s, and custom reporting.
Registration to attend is required as space is limited, and the registration link and agendas are available here.
Utilities & Energy Services is working with Agrilife to serve as the pilot of Cisco EnergyWise.
The RFP for the Dollar Data Center was released on December 17th. The RFP can be viewed by going to: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=115021
- Dallas (January 16th)