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Explore Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Phase Timelines: 
Review current state/define use cases
Thursday, October 1, 2015 to Friday, January 1, 2016
Draft Final Recommendations
Friday, January 1, 2016 to Monday, August 1, 2016
Provide Final Recommendations to Steering Committee
Monday, August 1, 2016 to Thursday, September 1, 2016

Device Standardization and Strategic Sourcing

Phase Timelines: 
Gather Input on standard configurations
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 to Sunday, November 1, 2015
Negotiate pricing
Sunday, November 1, 2015 to Friday, January 1, 2016
Implement device standards and pricing
Friday, January 1, 2016 to Monday, February 1, 2016
Review purchasing data/identify additional opportunities
Sunday, May 1, 2016 to Thursday, September 1, 2016
Project closeout/final recommendations
Thursday, September 1, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016

Transform Software Office

Phase Timelines: 
Define/Review Current state; gather requirements
Sunday, November 1, 2015 to Friday, July 1, 2016
Future state design
Friday, July 1, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016

CIO Oversight of IT Purchases

Phase Timelines: 
Gather Requirements
Thursday, October 1, 2015 to Friday, July 1, 2016
Design future state solution
Friday, July 1, 2016 to Thursday, September 1, 2016
Implementation
Thursday, September 1, 2016 to Thursday, December 1, 2016

Project Description

Lower the cost of procuring and managing PCs and other end-user devices such as computers, laptops, notebooks, tablets, and handheld devices. Consider use of alternative technologies, such as VDI, for specific use cases. Implement a process that gives the university CIO oversight and approval of IT equipment, software, and service purchases. Centralize the procurement aspect of software licenses to assure best pricing and terms.

Project Charter 

PDF iconProcurement Project Charter-FINAL

Project Plan

PDF iconProcurement Project Plan-Final