Author: David Vietti

David's Bio
Dave Vietti is the Computer Systems and Networking Manager at Infrastructure Planning and Facilities. He is also the Secretary of the MSU IT Council. Dave has worked at MSU for 28 years and enjoys sailboat racing, camping, hunting, and skiing.
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The MSU IT Council met on October 5 and November 2. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meetings.

DNS, DHCP, and IP Management Project

MSU IT will replace aging open source systems and developed scripts related to the Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and system for Internet Protocol (IP) address requests. Read Full Article →

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The MSU IT Council met on September 15. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

Data Center Update

Rob McCurdy, Interim Chief Information Officer, said the MSU Board of Trustees approved the construction budget to build a new data center for the university. Construction was scheduled to begin in September 2016 and to be completed by February 2018. Read Full Article →

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The MSU IT Council met on August 3. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

Interim Chief Information Officer Transition

Rob McCurdy was named Interim Chief Information Officer for MSU as of August 1. He plans on continuing the strategy and projects outlined on bolderit.msu.edu. Rob says he looks forward to learning more about the broader MSU culture and being more visible to campus, the IT Exchange group, and the MSU IT Council. Read Full Article →

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The MSU IT Council met on June 1. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

MSU IT’s Top 15 Projects

Barb Dawson, Assistant Vice President of IT Strategy, reported on the “Top 15” technology projects as reported by the MSU IT Project Management Office. She explained that several criteria are used to classify a project as “Top 15” including if the project is high profile for MSU, if the project is funded, and if it is an innovation project and/or it supports the MSU Bolder IT vision to Strengthen, Align, and Innovate. Read Full Article →

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The MSU IT Council met on March 2. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

High performance computing & research

Sharan Kalwani, Director of the High Performance Computing Center, presented the services offered by the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER). iCER is designed to help all MSU researchers do their computational work, and when appropriate scale researchers up to a national lab. Read Full Article →

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The MSU IT Council met on November 4. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

Provost Youatt addresses the IT Council

Provost June Youatt talked about how MSU’s momentum is increasing and the university is becoming more competitive globally. As a result, MSU is asking more of its employees.  Read Full Article →

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The MSU IT Council met on October 7.  Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

Data center and network planning projects

MSU IT Chief Technology Officer Nishanth Rodrigues updated the IT Council on projects to build a new data center and upgrade the campus network.

A new data center would strengthen MSU’s technology environment for academic, administrative, and high performance computing. Read Full Article →

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The MSU IT Council met on September 2. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

President Simon addresses the IT Council

President Lou Anna K. Simon talked to the MSU IT Council on September 2. She said that campus IT has stagnated over the last several years creating a technology deficit at MSU. Read Full Article →

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The MSU IT Council met on July 1. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

Project management

Kevin Kuss, director of IT Services Project Management Office, gave an overview of the project status reporting system. Kuss will provide regular updates of high-level technology projects at future IT Council meetings. Read Full Article →

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The MSU IT Council met on June 3.  Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting. Read Full Article →