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Contact Information

William Ferland
Interim Executive Director and CIO
Information Technology

Tel:
401-825-2137
Fax: 401-825-2418
E-Mail:wferland@ccri.edu

Office:
Knight Campus
Room #2074, Ste. 2073

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2009 - 2010 Project List

Project ID Project Name
Project Description Start and End dates
Project Phase
 0910-1.1.1  Microsoft Live@edu
Moving all student email to an outsourced solution,  Evaluating options and identifying risks involved.  Developing strategies for moving all email messages and introducing the system to students through a comprehensive communications program

 Start July '10

End August '10

 Complete
 0910-1.1.2  Account Provisioning
 Research and development of a method of taking data from the single authoritative administrative database and automating the process of creating accounts.  Tying all account creation into the active directory to offer single sign on.  Delivering account information to students within a brief time period to encourage registration, portal and email access.

 Start July '10

End August '10
 Complete
0910-2.1.1 eVisions Argos Report Writer Implementing a new report writer to satisfy user requirements.  Creating a reporting team of functional users and technicians capable of developing datablocks and replacing the existing reporting tool.  Training and standardization of report writing, security, utilization and storage.  Introducing new methods of report delivery.  Start January '10 - Present
 Ongoing
0910-2.1.2 Banner Performance Reporting Analytics Implementing the Operation Data Store and Enterprise Data Warehouse from SunGard HE Creating a repository of tables, fields and values which will be the primary target for all Banner reporting.  Training and development of report readers, writers and datablock designers using Argos and the BPRA Start January '10 - Present Ongoing
0910-3.1.1 Virtual Desktop Implementation of a pilot to replace desktop computers with virtual desktops throughout the four campuses.  Testing of the bandwidth requirements and performance of 100 virtual computers spread among various users and labs.  Developing a high availability model for supporting this essential service.  Testing the fault tolerance of this model. Start January '11 - Present Ongoing
0910-2.1.3 Clean Address Utilizing user requirements for data cleansing, install and implement Runner Technologies Clean Address product.  Reduce the amount of manual data cleansing by 90 percent.  Enable the software to check address information prior to storing in the administrative database.  Start January '10 End June '10 Complete
0910-1.1.4  Microsoft Premier Support
Contract with Microsoft to provide training, strategic planning and implementation support for all Microsoft products.  Road map and product alerts would be supplied to assist in decision-making and planning for new services and applications.
 Start January '10 End March '10
 Complete
0910-3.1.2 Image Consolidation Research and development in regard to developing a new method of imaging all computers on CCRI campuses.  Created a documented, repeatable process for imaging and packaging that is error free and simple to follow.  Additionally the image must be hardware independent and install;able on all computers regardless of model number. Start November '10 End August '11 Ongoing
0910-3-1.3 Password Management Researching and implementing a tool that would allow self management of passwords and accounts.  Enabling users to manage their own account information.  Providing a secure fashion to assist in the account management process. Start September '10 - Present Ongoing
0910-4.1.1 STEM Funding Strategic utilization of STEM monies to support the introduction of technology into classrooms directly affecting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics instruction.  Develop and act on plans to expand the number of technology-enhanced classrooms across the four campuses.  Increase faculty members adoption of technology through the CIT rooms on each campus and a series of training sessions.  Research and introduce new technology in accordance with faculty members demand and pedagogical requirements.
 Start January '10 End February'11
 Complete
0910-3.1.3 Microsoft Windows 7 Implementation Develop strategies for rolling out the new Microsoft Operating System.  Working with individual faculty members and their specific needs, ensure that no interruption in service will occur.  Develop an image for rolling out the new OS and describe specific classrooms where it cannot due to older software requirements.  Communicate and provide training where necessary Start June '10 End  September '10 Complete
0910-4.1.2 Collaborative Technology Suite  Create and supply collaborative areas on Knight and Flanagan campus where students can work on group projects utilizing technology currently supplied in their classrooms.  Each room is a representative collection of tools that students might use to do a demonstration or presentation in their respective classrooms.  The suites are designed to allow a group of students to work together on classroom related projects.  Start September '10 End December '10
 Complete
0910-2.1.4 TouchNet Move the Button Implement a two-pronged approach to providing a PCI compliant solution for credit card handling for all credit students.  Phase one is manipulating the current payment link in Banner to make a secure connection with the payment gateway resident at TouchNet.  Phase two then moves the current payment gateway server from the data center in Warwick to the equally secure TouchNet site thus eliminating a hacker’s target om our data center and providing more information security for PIA. Start May '10 End October '10 Complete
0910-1.1.5 Secondary Internet Connection Research and develop plans to provide secondary internet connections to both the Knight and Flanagan campuses.  Internet access is the very backbone of a college environment and must be fault tolerant and highly available.  Currently CCRI has a single connection at each campus and so this will eliminate the single point of failure that exists today. Start November '09 to Present Ongoing
0910-5.1.1 Project Management Web Site Develop and build a web site which would support the project management efforts of IT.  Supply a location to house project charters, project plans, supplemental documentation and training materials involved for each project. Start December '10 to Present Ongoing
0910-5.1.2 Report Repository Web Site Create a standardized method of delivering reports to users in secure fashion.  Develop naming conventions and structures to offer automated report delivery.  Provide specific reports as institutional information for public distribution.  Create a database of all reports, their owners and detailed information about their use and contents for CCRI consumption. Start TBD Ongoing
0910-1.1.6 Network Access Control Implement the Bradford Campus Manager software to control authenticated and authorized access to the CCRI Network Infrastructure.  Develop a list of various anti-virus solutions which will be supported at the college and from that implement a remediation server for system and security updates.  Apply this solution to both wireless and wired solutions ensuring that no offending software might infiltrate the network and the various services it supports. Start September '10 to Present Ongoing
0910-2.1.5 Oracle 11g Upgrade Research, develop plans and then upgrade the existing Oracle databases and all its extraneous components to 11g.  This project could potentially involve assistance from the vendor of the ERP and so will have to be coordinated with them.  User acceptance testing of all ERP and related systems will have to be arranged and systems certified as working completely. Start September '10 to Present Ongoing
0910-2.1.6 Flexible Registration Research and develop plans for utilizing the checkout-based registration system.  Establish a pilot usage group.  Amend and update those tables that are required to implement the software.  Test the system with the accepted pilot group. Start January '11 to Present Ongoing
0910-4.1.3 Liston Auditorium Design and implement a Newport auditorium-like technology-based system for upgrading the instructional use of the Liston auditorium.  Install and test integrated technology applications and hardware.  Train Liston faculty members on the utilization of the auditorium's new capabilities Start January '11 end May '11 Complete
0910-5.1.3 Records Management Working with the State archivists, develop a classification system and retention schedule for student records, human resources documentation and paper financial records.  Design a system for maintaining records and expunging them when no longer necessary.  Research tools to automate this processing based upon the classification system and retention schedule.
 Start February '11 to Present
 Ongoing
0910-3.1.4 Office Communicator Suite  Increase the number of Office Communicator users on campus through a gradual, deliberate and well-developed plan.  Provide training and examples of how OCS can be used.  Plant headphones and web cameras where training has occurred and demonstrate how these can be used to increase communications across all four campuses
Start September '10 to Present
 Ongoing
0910-2.1.7 Banner Workflow  Acquire twenty pre-canned workflow programs from SunGard HE.  Schedule training for workflow development and modification.  Customize one or more workflow applications for implementation at CCRI meant to reduce the amount of paper flow evident at the college.  Produce a list of potential workflow programs for future development.
 Start November '10 to Present
 Ongoing

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