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Identity Management Upgrades

Estimated Completion: Phase 1 - October 2019

After selecting an identity management and governance application we are going to be implementing it over the next year. With a goal of provision student accounts starting in the spring of 2019.

Phase 1 features are still being determined but include:

  • Unified account claim procedure for faculty/staff/student accounts
  • Self service group management
  • Automated creation of faculty/staff/student accounts
  • Capability to periodically audit group memberships.
Removal of Windows 7 Computers from the network.

Estimated Completion:  Dec 2019

  • As of January 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for devices running Windows 7.
  • Over the next year, devices must be upgraded to a supported version of Windows or replaced. 
  • Windows 7 devices will not be permitted on the network beginning .
CRM Advance

Estimated Completion: August 5 2019

The Advancement Division is implementing the CRM Advancement platform from Ellucian to support fund raising and alumni activities:

Current Status:

  • Advancement division is currently in the process of training the division on the use of the system.
  • Working out issues with miscellaneous business process to incorporate CRM Advance in place of Banner for data management.
  • Working on resolving open issues with Ethos data integration.
Sturges / Fraser Remodel

Estimated Completion: Fall 2019

Several functional areas of CIT are involved in the planning phase of the upcoming large project. We are working closely with Facilities Planning on:

  • Network infrastructure
  • Classroom technology
  • Classroom furnishings
  • Relocating departments and classrooms during construction

EAB Implementation

Estimated Completion: December 2019

The EAB implementation project began in March 2019 with identification of the project leadership team. CIT is participating in technical leadership and application administration. Key functional milestones will occur throughout the next 9-12 months.

Internet Upgrade

Estimated Completion: January 2020

We are migrating our campus internet connection to a service provided by NYSERNet that provides direct access to many popular content distribution networks. This will increase connection speeds and decrease latency.

CIT Projects – ongoing & completed

CIT Projects are aligned with our Strategic Goals 2019-2020

  • Operational Excellence
  • Student-centered Institution
  • Information Security
  • Infrastructure & Architecture
  • Staff Development
  • Technological Evolution
  • Data-enabled Decisions

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Status to LinkedIn Learning
  • Lynda was purchased by LinkedIn
  • Geneseo will be migrated to LinkedIn Learning in July
  • Changes will not be transparent to the customers. The implementation and promotion team will use this opportunity to increase awareness.
Staff DevelopmentAugust 2019Complete
Jamf MigrationMigrating all campus Apple devices into Jamf to improve support, management capabilities, resilience, and compliance.
Dec 2019
MyGeneseo Portal ReplacementReplacing the uportal based portal with a PHP/Laravel based campus portal.
Sep 2019Complete
2019 In Place OS UpgradesUpgrading the operating systems of active endpoints to the latest stable versions of their operating systems.
Aug 2019
2019 Academic Computer ReplacementsAnnual upgrade of computers used in academic departments.
August 2019
Re-image Labs for 2019-20 academic yearThe annual preparation of labs to prepare for the 2019-20 academic year.
August 2019
Summer 2019 Software UpdateUpdating campus software packaging and deployments for the 2019-20 academic year.
August 2019
Intune/Co-ManagementAutomatic enrollment all Windows 10 computers in Co-Management. This is the framework for improved compliance/configuration/management capabilities of our campus owned Windows devices.
December 2019
SCCM Deployment MigrationMigrating from using MDT as the primary Windows deployment method to utilizing SCCM for all Windows deployments.

Infrastructure & Architecture

December 2019
Website AccessibilityOngoing project to make compliant with WCAG AA guidelines. CIT web staff and Digital Communications Manager are currently using SiteImprove to review/fix site problems. Targeting June to training campus web editors on use of SiteImprove.  OCR report draft has been completed (10/1/19).
Oct 2019Ongoing
InCommon SSO IntegrationWe completed the steps necessary to integrate with InCommon as am identity provider. This allows us to integrate much more easily with many resources and services.

Infrastructure & Architecture

August 2019Complete
Virtual Lab MigrationWe will complete migrating the virtual lab to ApportoTechnological EvolutionDec 2020In Progress
Network Core UpgradeWe are upgrading our core network hardware to new technology which will be supported by the manufacturer. Infrastructure & Architecture; Technological EvolutionAugust 2020In Progress
Voice Server Software UpgradesRegular upgrades to the software running on our voice servers keep system security current, bring new features, and allow for continued vendor support.Infrastructure & Architecture; Technological EvolutionAugust 2020Planning
Domain Server UpgradeWe are redesigning our campus domain name servers to be more resilient and better enable fail-over in a disaster scenario.Infrastructure & ArchitectureJanuary 2020Planning
Xtender v16 UpgradeWe are on a currently running on a de-supported version.  Infrastructure & ArchitectureOctober 2019Build/Test
EMS UpgradeThis involves a new windows server and new version of the EMS software.  The server has been built and the application upgrade is in progressInfrastructure & ArchitectureOctober 2019Build
Wadsworth Auditorium Upgrades

Wadsworth Auditorium has several upgrades necessary:

  • Laser Projector w/HDMI connection (the existing projector is 9 years old)
  • Soft Goods / Fire Curtain (existing curtain is over 20 years old)

Technological Evolution

January 2020Planning
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