The Data Center & Server Consolidation project continues to make excellent progress in implementation, and the team pulled together some key metrics and milestones.
The Colleges of Public Health and Dentistry are making tremendous progress in converting their Microsoft Active Directory (AD) forests to the central UIOWA AD forest.
An increasing number of IT units across campus are adopting the Team Dynamix tool to track hours devoted to projects, service, and support.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) began partnering with ITS Enterprise Services and the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology this year as part of ongoing OneIT efforts across campus.
The End User Support project is making strides in its charge to provide device deployment and management as a campus-wide service. In support of that effort, four IT professionals from College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Technology Services will join forces with ITS Enterprise Services March 2, blending complementary skill sets to build a foundation for the new central service.
The Data Centers & Servers Project is partnering with Facilities Management (FM) to participate in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Building Challenge (BBC), an initiative to assist colleges and corporations that operate data centers in reducing energy consumption. The University of Iowa’s goal is a 25 percent reduction in Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) at the Information Technology Facility (ITF) by 2020.
OneIT will soon hit a milestone as the first of 16 projects moves into closeout phase. Electronic File Storage will continue to be an important area of concentration for the OneIT community as more units adopt the central service offerings, but the scope of the TIER project is complete; the has effort succeeded in making storage more affordable and easier to access.
Shifting from a paper process for end-of-semester course evaluations to a new online assessment tool is more efficient and convenient for students, faculty, and administrative staff. The change is also estimated to save $350,000 per year.
The answers to common questions about the DCS project: reasons for consolidating server rooms, the process of working with researchers/departmental IT staff to ensure a smooth transition, the timeline, options for consolidation, and what happens to server rooms after a consolidation.
The End User Support Team released a whitepaper describing proposed practices for the management of Mac OS desktop computers and notebooks, along with iOS devices (iPads, etc).