Regents schools gather for IT retreat
IT professionals from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa met Nov. 4 at the UNI campus to exchange information about technology initiatives and discuss opportunities for collaboration. They made progress in several areas, sharing technology plans and strategies and discussing further opportunities for collaboration.
OneIT forums provide venues for questions, updates
OneIT leaders hosted three forums in recent weeks: a Town Hall for IT professionals, and two Listening Posts for the broader campus audience—this time held in the College of Education and the College of Dentistry. In all, over 100 people attended to hear updates and ask questions. The thoughtful engagement at all three events was appreciated.
OneIT project news
- Drupal digital signage gains momentum: Enthusiasm for the new Drupal digital signage service is growing; 36 departments and units have adopted, expressed interest in, or begun testing the free and user-friendly solution.
- Migration of faculty–staff email to Office 365 halfway complete: The Communication & Collaboration project team hit a milestone this month, announcing that more than half of faculty and staff email accounts are now migrated to the cloud. Migrations continue, with the goal to complete the change by Jan. 1, 2016.
- Classroom & Collaboration Spaces project plan available: The Classroom and Collaboration Space IT Support Team released a revised project plan. The plan, reviewed with the campus Learning Spaces Advisory Committee and other groups prior to release, was redesigned to reflect changes to other OneIT projects.
- Data Centers & Servers Consolidation project team reports on progress: The Data Center & Server Consolidation project is moving from planning to implementation, and project leaders recently reported to the program office on milestones and next steps.