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Information Services & Technology

IS&T Projects

Project Definition
A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.  A project differs from a service ticket in the following areas:

  • A project usually takes more than 40 person-hours of work and coordination among multiple departments.
  • A project is unique and has not been done in the past; it has a single combination of, resources, cost, schedule and objectives. A service ticket however is not unique and can be replicated in its description and solution.
  • Service tickets tend to focus on current, immediate needs, while projects include future needs, significant enhancements or changes to a current system.
  • A project has a well defined scope, while service tickets have reduced and specific objectives.

Most larger projects will be reviewed and prioritized by the Technical Advisory Committee. To submit a request for a new project, please use the IS&T Project Intake Form below.

IS&T Project Intake Form


TRS Reporting for TALC

  • Develop and implement the required feeds to the Teacher Retirement Systems of Alabama utilizing their new reporting requirements.
Banner 9 – Ellucian Solution Manager (ESM)

  • Implementation of Ellucian Solution Manager (required for Banner 9). This will allow UM to deploy Banner upgrades and patches more efficiently and timely.
Digital Signage Upgrade/Standardization

  • This project is designed to look at possible solutions to consolidating the myriad of digital signage solutions we have in place around campus.
Computer Management Software

  • Select and implement software for computer and classroom technology management in academic spaces.
Windows Server 2003 Decom

  • Decommission all remaining Windows Server 2003 virtual machines.
Banner 9 – Admin Pages  79%
Computer Imaging Software

  • Implement a computer imaging software in order to save time and be more efficient during the annual computer deployments.
Disaster Recovery Plan

  • Update existing recovery plan in case of a disaster.
Campus fiber upgrades

  • Installing single mode fiber optic cable to all buildings on campus.
Migrate Exchange to Office 365

  • Develop and execute a plan to relocate exchange email system to Microsoft’s Office 365 Cloud email system.
ADA Compliance-Captioning

  • Creation of Captioning Plan for live streaming on campus. Technical aspects, ADA requirements and pricing are currently being researched and cataloged.
Banner 9 – Self-Service Applications

  • Implement the following Banner 9 self-service applications: Registration, Student Advising Profile, Online Requisitions, and Employee Profile.
COE Recruit Modification

  • The project will break down each college of education portfolio supplemental item that is viewed by prospects on the Web Front End during the application process and add custom daily emails.
Sophos Console Update

  • Update the Sophos Enterprise Console to the current version (v. 5.5.0).
Falcon Print

  • Managed print service, under which all Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) and some network desktop printers will be replaced and supported by vendor, to include swipe to release printing.
Banner 9 – Ethos Identity Services (EIS)

  • Implement Ethos Identity Services for use with Banner 9. EIS allows for single sign-on to Banner.
Classroom Upgrades (2018-2019)

  • Upgrade select classrooms to transitional or standard classroom during the 18-19 fiscal year.
2019 Computer Refresh/Deployment

  • Annual Replacement of Computers – This year it will consists of those whose asset tags begins with 600 (green).
Center for the Arts Classroom, Fiber, A/V and Theatre Technology Design

  • This project is the design and implementation work for all related technology design and implementation.
Active Directory upgrade to 2016

  • Upgrade of Active Directory from 2008 R2 to 2016. Upgrade and reconfigure DHCP servers to 2016 fail over/high availability.
Ellucian GO Update

  • Update Ellucian Go version 5.2.
Data Governance Security Program 32%
Upgrade Evisions Products

  •  Upgrade all Evisions products to the current versions.
Tutoring Scheduling Software

  • Select and implement a tutoring scheduling software that will be utilized by the Learning Enrichment Center to assist students in identifying their academic needs and support to strengthen academic skills.
THD Off Campus Move

  • Move Adirondack to offsite hosting, the solution for Housing and Residence Life.
Event, Calendar and Space Management System

  • Select and implement a campus wide web-based software for Event Scheduling, Calendar and Space Management.
Two-Factor Authentication

  • Implement two-factor authentication.
Faculty Annual Reporting/Tenure & Promotion Software

  • Select and implement a web-based software for Annual Faculty Advising Reporting and Tenure & Promotion
Document Management System

  • Select and implement a campus wide web-based solution for documentment management/imaging.
Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solution

  • Implement a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution that allows the University to increase mobile device security and better manage mobile labs across campus.
SCCM Upgrade

  • Upgrade System Center Configuration Manager to the current version (2016) and resume use of the service.
Degree Audit System

  • Select and implement a campus wide degree auditing system.

To view additional projects information, click on 2019 IS&T Current Projects.

Last Updated 05.06.19