The Procurement of Software and Hardware Project team recently reported to the OneIT Operations Team on the status of its four subprojects. Two subprojects are complete, and two are in progress.
The OneIT Data Centers and Servers Project team recently decommissioned its 21st server room, and the project is now two-thirds complete. In total, 32 server rooms are in scope for the project.
A pilot skills inventory survey was conducted with system administrators, and participation was high. The project team is now analyzing and sharing data, and will work to identify opportunities to address gaps between existing skills and personal interests/institutional needs.
Membership and charges for the six OneIT Councils are being finalized; each council's page will be linked off the governance section of this site once it's available.
As the councils have taken shape, so has the OneIT Strategy Team's roster. The Stratety Team comprises the chair and facilitator of each council, along with Chief Information Officer Steve Fleagle. This group will look broadly across all six council areas to prioritize activities and coordinate the overall direction of OneIT.
The Program Office’s work is winding down as more OneIT projects and processes are operationalized. With the governance structure formed, the Operations and Strategy Teams will take on responsibilities such as monitoring project progress.
Additional detail on the OneIT governance process, such as how a project will flow through the process, will be shared at a Town Hall this spring.
OneIT is piloting a skills inventory to obtain a more accurate, complete view of the skills and technical interests of our IT professionals at UI. The skills inventory is intended engage IT professionals across campus to ensure we are each growing, learning, and contributing to UI at our fullest potential.
The Data Centers and Servers Project is currently working on consolidations in Psychology, Tippie College of Business, the Iowa Memorial Union, College of Public Health, Facilities Management, the Athletic Hall of Fame, and various other departments.
The End User Support team is initiating a sub-project to explore and implement a central IT inventory tracking system for campus.
The website hosting team completed the scope of its project, having consolidated Drupal-hosted websites on campus onto a single platform, migrated over 650 sites to the cloud-hosting provider Acquia, and implemented a Drupal Digital Signage Service for campus-wide use.
The Application Portfolio Management (APM) Team completed the scope of its project, creating an initial inventory of software applications purchased and developed at UI that allowed IT leadership to identify duplicate applications and eliminate redundancy.
The OneIT Web Hosting Project is crossing the finish line in migrating 650 websites to the cloud hosting provider Acquia. With this key milestone, the team will soon be ready to close out the project.