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Queen's University
 

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Projects

 

The projects on this page have been initiated within ITServices and are governed using the ITServices Internal Governance model.

 

Please also see the PPO Dashboard to review projects governed by the Administration Systems Steering Committee (ASSC) that have a significant IT component.

 

Current Projects:

Project Brief Description Project Stage Start Date Target End Date
Migrate Staff and Faculty Email Service to Office 365

Queen's wants to equip faculty and staff with a suite of contemporary e-communications services to support the academic and administrative activity of our University as it operates on a global stage. Investigation into our options began in Spring 2014.  

One of the options for our collaboration tools is a move of faculty and staff to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based service.

Investigation 2014 (Q2)
OneDrive for Business (part of the Office 365 Suite) Office 365 ProPlus allows students to obtain and install Microsoft Office applications for free. OneDrive for Business will allow students to fully utilize Office Mobile applications that rely on OneDrive for storage. It will also provide a cloud storage and file sharing solution for staff and faculty.
Investigation 2014 (Q2) 2014 (Q4)
Campus Baseline AD and File Storage ITServices will enhance its Active Directory service by offering 20GB of file storage to Queen's departments at no charge. Planning 2014 (Q2) 2014 (Q4)
Migrate ITS and CIO Websites to Drupal

The primary objective of the project is to produce a new, streamlined ITServices website and an updated Office of the CIO website on the Drupal platform that are in compliance with website accessibility requirements.

Planning 2014 (Q2) 2015 (Q3)
Migrate Grad Students' Email Service to Office 365 Graduate students will move to the Office 365 email and calendar service already enjoyed by undergraduate students. Implementation 2014 (Q1) 2014 (Q3)
Campus Indoor Cellular Improvement This project is to build on the infrastructure installed as part of the Goodes Hall cellular improvement and expand the system to all buildings on main campus. Main project tasks are responsibility of Bell Mobility (lead carrier) and include survey, design, contractor tendering, installation, testing. ITServices tasks include priority setting, campus communications, coordination with building occupants and PPS, assistance with space allocation. Implementation 2014 (Q2)

2014 (Q4)

 

(Phase I - 6 buildings)

Identity Manager Our Sun Identity Management System (IDM) is being replaced as a result of Sun being purchased by Oracle, and a need to realign our identity management system with current requirements. Implementation 2013 (Q4) 2015 (Q1)
Ubiquitous Wireless Coverage

ITServices is working hard to provide wireless Internet access everywhere on campus, for both indoor and outside spaces:

Project Close

2013 (Q1) 2014 (Q3)
Fundamental Network Improvements
A comprehensive audit, analysis and overhaul of the Queen's core network infrastructure is being undertaken to improve the efficiency and resiliency of the network. Implementation 2012 (Q2) 2013 (Q3)
Post Server Decommissioning

The "Post" server hardware was installed in 2004, and currently supports @post email service and post web space hosting. @post email service will be phased out by 2014, while post web space hosting will be relocated to a new server.

Implementation 2012 (Q4) 2014 (Q3)

 

Recently Completed Projects:

 

Project Brief Description Completion Date
Student Timetables in Office 365 Students' timetable information will be available in their Office 365 calendars via an iCal feed that can be subscribed to from MyQueensU. 2014 (Q3)
MyQueen'sU ITServices, in partnership with University Marketing & Communications, launched an updated MyQueen'sU in June 2014 to make it a more robust source of news, information and events for the Queen's Community. 2014 (Q2)
AODA Web Accessibility Compliance The purpose of this project was to educate Queen’s employees on the upcoming
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance requirement and to
help website owners gauge their level of readiness for meeting this requirement.
The project team designed and implemented a plan to audit Queen’s University public
websites and provide website account owners with an accessibility report based on
WCAG 2.0 Level A. This report outlines any accessibility issues found that need a
resolution.
2014 (Q1)
Goodes Hall Cellular Service Improvement Pilot Project ITServices is seeking to improve cellular services at Queen's, both indoors and outdoors, for customers of all service provides. A pilot project was completed in Goodes Hall to test-drive a potential solution for the whole campus. 2014 (Q1)
Microsoft Student Advantage

Under the Student Advantage program students will be licenced to download the entire MS Office ProPlus suite to their personal computers for free.   Their licence will continue until they leave Queen's. With this new student program MS Office ProPlus will be available free to students attending schools that have licensed MS Office for all its employees.   When Queen's implemented Microsoft Exchange Server as the new email and calendaring solution for staff, faculty and researchers, MS Office was licenced for all staff, faculty and researchers as well. 

2014 (Q1)
Email for Alumni ITServices partnered with the Office of Advancement to provide email service for alumni. Alumni will be provisioned with Microsoft Office 365 email accounts, and will continue to be able to use their @queensu.ca addresses. 2013 (Q4)
Microsoft Lync Queen's collaboration tools will be enhanced with the addition of the Lync service for all staff, faculty and students in Fall 2013. Lync provides instant messaging, screen-sharing and virtual whiteboards, all while offering real-time presence information for the Queen's community. 2013 (Q3)

 

 

Updated 29 September 2014


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