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ITTS Projects

Goal Description Collaborated
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Applications Services

Webfocus Upgrade

Upgrade of the existing 7.X version to the most current 8.X which offers enhanced functionality.
Start Date: June 2013
End Date: TBD

 

 

 

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Workflow Upgrade

Complete install of new version that will enhance the performance of the workflows, provide updated browser support, online accessibility tool tip etc.
Start Date: July 2013
End Date: TBD

 

 

 

 

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February 2014

Xtender Upgrade

Install version 6.X containing enhancements for sensitive field masking capabilities, easily reordering pages in web access portal among other security features.
Start Date: July 2013
End Date: June 2014

 

 

 

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Smart Call

A "telefundraising "Application to be used by Alumni and Development to enhance their fund raising efforts.
Start Date: August 2013
End Date: TBD

 

 

 

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Datamart Student

The Student Datamart is a GA initiative to centralize and unify all student related data, such as demographics, grades and dropout rates, majors etc. The purpose is to make it easier for GA to submit their reports to State and Fed Government agencies.
Start Date: October 2013
End Date: August 2015

 

 

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Banner Upgrades

Start Date: October 2013
End Date: June 2014

 

 

 

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World Language Project Phase II 

The World Language project is a centralized online portal designed to increase access to language courses to UNC students. Here students can find and register for language courses irrespective of their home campus location.
Start Date: November 2013
End Date:  April 2014 

 

 

 

 

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April 2014

SmartTime

Web-based time entry for non-exempt employees. 
Start Date: February 2014
End Date: April 2014

 

 

 

 

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March 2014

SSC Verification Service

Implement third party FAFSA verfication
Start Date: December 2013
End Date: April 2014

 

 

 

 

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March 2014

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Networking

Butler Data Center Reorganization Project Phase 1

Reorganize servers/telecom racks
Start Date: September 2012
End Date: July 2013

 

 

 

 

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January 2014

Butler Data Center Restoration 

Oversee abatement and replacement of damaged raised-flooring, replace fire suppression and cooling w/SmartRow, install security cameras, and setup guest login.
Start Date: On hold
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Science and Technology Data Center Project

Install security cameras and guest login, oversee purchasing/installation of operator’s room furniture and monitors, and oversee floor cleanup
Start Date: October 2012
End Date: November 2013

 

 

 

 

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October 2013

Campus Wide Fiber Infrastructure Project

Upgrading existing campus fiber to all buildings
Start Date: Pending funding
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Campus Wide Underground Project (Directional Boring / Duct Banks)

Overseeing the repairing of all damaged ductbanks
Start Date: September 2013
End Date: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

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January 2014 

Student Center Renovation Project

 

Overseeing technical aspects of the RSJC renovation project, and installing network and wireless equipment
Start Date: March 2013
End Date: March 2015

 

 

 

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Campus IP Subnet Change

 

Complete the move from public IP addressing to private IP addressing
Start Date: June 2013
End Date: June 2014

 

 

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Remote ASA/Firewall Firmware Upgrades

 

Upgrade all remote firewalls firmware
Start Date: June 2013
End Date: June 2014

 

 

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ACS Upgrade

 

Upgrading our secure authentication server to latest version
Start Date: May 2013
End Date: January 2014

 

 

 

 

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February 2014 

PCI Compliance Installs

 

Installing ASA/firewalls to isolate and protect the Cashiers office and the Infirmary from a security breach, and to comply with HIPPAA and PCI
Start Date: June 2013
End Date: August 2013

 

 

 

 

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March 2014

Renaissance Hall WiFi 

Add wireless access points in Renaissance Hall to increase wireless coverage.
Start Date: December 2013
End Date: August 2014

 

 

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Secondary ACS Install 

Install redundant authentication server for wireless and VPN.
Start Date: December 2013
End Date: December 2013

 

 

 

 

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December 2013

Internet Bandwith Upgrade

Upgrade existing 1GB internet bandwidth to 10GB.
Start Date: January 2014
End Date: May2014

 

 

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Distribution Switch Upgrade

Upgrade current aggregate switches.
Start Date: January 2014
End Date: February 2014

 

 

 

 

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March 2014

Network Access Control 

Use policies to validate PC use on the FSU network. 
Start Date: February 2014
End Date: June 2014

 

 

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Campus Police Firewall Installation 

Installing Campus Police firewall to provide additional security of sensitive data and to ensure no downtime during a network outage.
Start: February 2014
End: March 2014

 

 

 

 

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March 2014 

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Media Services

Windows x64 Image

Create Windows x64 image
Start Date: May 2013
End Date: Fall Semester 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Software Licencing Inventory

Create inventory for managing software licenses for better tracking.
Start Date: Pending funding
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Update Cycle for Campus Computers

Create update / patch management process / cycle for campus computers
Start Date: May 2013
End Date: August 2013

 

 

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Update Cycle for Virtual Desktops

Create update / patch management process / cycle for virtual desktop environment
Start Date: August 2013
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Streamline Software Purchases

Streamline software purchases for Adobe and other products.
Start Date: Waiting funding approval
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Science & Technology smart classroom project:

Currently working with six different vendors on solutions to implement new smart classroom technology.
Start Date: September 2013
End Date: December 2013

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Smart Room Project

Repair all the damaged screens, replace out of date projectors, replace bulbs, update podium computers (hardware and software upgrades), replace broken screen switches, configure old podiums to work with the new Pixie controller and retro fit for HDMI or Digital use.
Start Date: May 2013
End Date: November 2013

 

 

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Admissions Touch Screen Login System

Prospective student login for Admissions
Start Date: June 2013
End Date: August 2013

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Systems

Unified Computing System (UCS) install and migration of existing servers to new architecture

UCS is a data center architecture that combines computing, networking and storage resources into a single entity to enable centralized management and increase efficiency. Fayetteville State University is in the process of installing and configuring two UCS setups, one in each Data Centers, Science & Tech and Butler for an active/active UCS configuration, respectively. Upon completion of testing, Production VMWare servers will be moved to the UCS environment creating an Independent Production Private Cloud (IPPC) environment and Test environment.
Start Date: March 2013
End Date: May 2014

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March 2014 

NetApp Optimization Project

Fayetteville State University is utilizing multiple NetApps on campus for its storage needs. The Systems team will be working w/ a NetApp consultant to optimize our current setup, to bring all in line w/ Best Practices, as well as, to institute new data store policies and to consolidate all NetApps on campus.
Start Date: June 2013
End Date: May 2014
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SyncSort Installation for Disaster Recovery

Fayetteville State University working w/ UNC General Administration Support Staff will be installing and configuring SyncSort on campus for our Production data to be replicated to MCNC Western Data Center, as well as to archive to tape on campus.
Start Date: May 2014
End Date: July 2014
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Upgrade current Exchange architecture

Systems team will be upgrading our current Exchange environment from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013, utilizing new advancements in the Microsoft Exchange arena, including but not limited to Anti-malware protection, Integration w/ SharePoint and Lync, Unified Messaging and Integration w/ Microsoft Outlook @ EDU which will create a Private/ Public Cloud configuration.
Start Date: May 2013
End Date: May 2014

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January 2014

Inventory of Technology @ Fayetteville State University Campus

Systems team is researching different software applications, as well as, already purchased software to help in ascertaining the desktop technology that exists on campus, to achieve true visibility as to what exists, where it exists and who is the primary user. This includes desktops, phones and mobile tablets.
Start Date: May 2013
End Date: On hold (pending funding)
Original End Date: December 2013
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Re-implement current Citrix (FSU Virtual Office) environment

Systems will be re-implementing/upgrading our current Citrix environment so as to include the latest versions of the applications offered as well as to provide a better user experience.
Start Date: July 2013
End Date: February 2014

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April 2014

Setup ‘true’ DMZ environment

Utilizing Best Practices configure a DMZ environment for Fayetteville State University which will provide a physical and logical subnet network that contains only external facing services to the Internet so as to provide an additional layer of security and segregate our internal network from external.
Start Date: May 2013
End Date: October 2013

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October 2013

Setup ‘true’ Test environment

Upon completion of the UCS project and NetApp Optimization Projects we will be setting up an independent Test environment w/ its own SAN, utilizing pre-existing hardware.
Start Date: April 2013
End Date: pending funding
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Installing and configuring Microsoft System Center 2012

Microsoft System Center 2012 is an integrated management platform that will help to easily and efficiently manage client devices on campus. System Center 2012 will provide a platform to offer comprehensive management of applications, services, physical resources, hypervisors, software defined networks, configuration, and automation in a single offering. 
Start Date: June 2013
End Date: May 2014

 

 

 

 

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Air Watch install

Solution for mobile device management
Start Date: October 2013. Kick-off: 10.07.13
End Date: November 2013

 

 

 

 

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December 2013

Alumni images repository 

Help in distributing and organizing Institutional Advancement media on campus.
Start Date: October 2013
End Date: TBD

 

 

 

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HP Printer Refresh Installs

Help in coordinating the installation and configuration of new HP Printers on campus
Start Date: October 2013
End Date: January 2014 

 

 

 

 

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March 2014

Pharos upgrade

Upgrade current Pharos Managed Printing Software, adding functionality
Start date: December 2013
End date: On hold

 

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SANS Securing the Human Deployment

Security Awareness Training Program for the campus. Integration phase of project.
Start Date: October 2013
End Date: November 2013 

 

 

 

 

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November 2013

Library Patron System Switch Over 

Library will be replacing the current Millennium System w/ another similar system.
Start Date: November 2013
End Date: June2014 

 

 

 

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Alertus Emergency Mass Notification System rollout to all campus computers 

The Alertus application allows public safety personnel to relay important emergency alert information to campus users. Systems team will be configuring the server and the client application according to vendor and Public Safety Office requirements and work on a plan to install the software on all campus computers.
Start Date: November 2013
End Date: February 2014 

 

 

 

 

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April 2014 

Air Watch configuration

Solution for mobile device management.
Start Date: pending

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WordPress Upgrade

Upgrade WordPress server for university's news and information.
Start Date: February 2014
End Date: April 2014 

 

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Class Climate Upgrade 

Class Climate Upgrade 
Start Date: March 2014
End Date: April 2014 

 

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Training

Enhance online Microsoft Office Suites Training materials into Interactive Training Tutorials

Change current PowerPoint version of Microsoft Office Suites training materials for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) into interactive tutorials using Adobe Captivate, with automatic web submit notification of completion to the Training Coordinator.
Start date: November 2012
End date: September 2013

 

 

 

 

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October 2013 

SANS Securing the Human Deployment

Security Awareness Training Program for the campus. System administration and documentation.
Start Date: November 2013
End Date: May 2014 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 2013

WhenToWork Scheduling System

Scheduling application for ITTS student workers.
Start Date: September 2013
End Date: May 2014 

 

 

 

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Web Services

Integrate Ingeniux CMS with Digital Measures Work with vendor to set up a webservice to integrate with Digital Measures for dynamically generated faculty bio pages on departmental websites.
Start date: October 2013
End date: August 2014
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Implement forms and photo/text slider apps in CMS Implement and configure forms and photo/text slider apps for use in departmental websites.
Start date: October 2013
End date: October 2013

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November 2013

Implement JQuery calendar feature in CMS Implement and configure JQuery calendar in CMS for use in departmental websites.
Start Date: November 2013
End Date: December 2014

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December 2013

Implement JQuery photo gallery and lightbox features in CMS Implement and configure JQuery photo gallery and lightbox features in CMS for use in departmental websites.
Start Date: January 2014
End Date: February 2014

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January 2014 

FSU Mobile Web Work with Ingeniux developer team to optimize existing pages for mobile delivery.
Start Date: June 2014
End Date: December 2014
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Moodle LMS Evaluation We will run an instance of the Moodle LMS on our servers and the Office of Faculty Development will coordinate for a select small group of faculty to teach some of their courses using the Moodle LMS test instance.
Start Date: November 2013
End Date: June 2014
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Ingeniux Site Audit Work with vendor to audit Ingeniux site installation and plan for response to any audit findings and recommendations.
Start Date: December 2013
End Date: TBD
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Upgrade Web Application Servers Upgrade and reorganize Web Application Servers.
Start Date: February 2014
End Date: March 2014

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March 2014 

Migrate Faculty and Student Organizations websites to new servers Set up new WordPress environment as an alternative solution for faculty websites. Migrate existing non-WordPress faculty and student organizations to new servers.
Start Date: April 2014
End Date August 2014
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Upgrade CMS Upgrade web CMS
Start Date: April 2014
End Date: April 2014
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Academic Catalog 2014-2015 Revisions and preparation for new edition of academic catalogs in cooperation with undergraduate and graduate catalog officers.
Start date: May 2014
End date: August 2014
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