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MSU IT Council reviews storage, security, licensing agreements, IT role

The MSU IT Council met in March and below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

Department storage

Sherief AbouElSeoud, part of the IT Services IT Infrastructure and Operations department, presented more information about the central department storage service accessed via the \\fileshare.msu.edu\[department name] server path. This was also mentioned at the February IT Exchange meeting. Read Full Article →

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MSU IT Council discusses network project, Messaging and Collaboration Team, web committee

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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MSU IT Council discusses new data center, IT Service Management, service catalog, email updates

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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MSU IT Council learns about technology projects, purchasing updates, and Student Success, Office 365 progress

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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MSU IT Council learns about high performance computing; updates on network, Office 365 projects

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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MSU IT Council hears from Provost Youatt, discusses projects and CAFEs

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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MSU IT Council receives updates on network, email, student success projects

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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MSU IT Council hears from President Simon; discusses standards, data center, status updates

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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MSU IT Council discusses Office 365 email, active directory, licensing agreements

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

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MSU IT Council discusses Microsoft campus licensing, active directory, council action items

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

Microsoft campus licensing

Barb Dawson and Rachel Zakhem from IT Services worked with Microsoft to secure a campus software agreement that will offer core services to departments and can be augmented with additional services. Read Full Article →