Not only does ITCS research and implement innovative technology tools for the ECU community, project requests are also submitted by individual campus departments. Short, easy-to-accomplish projects use available resources, but other projects are more involved, requiring cost analysis, committee approvals, pilot projects and more. Always with an emphasis on cost-effective project management, ITCS considers both long- and short-term benefits of requests and advises accordingly.
Two ways we're able to effectively oversee projects are the Enterprise Project Management (EPM) online system and appointment of one project manager for each request. This ensures administration support, alignment with ECU's strategic priorities plus adherence to UNC policies and regulations to achieve each project's objectives.
The Enterprise Project Management (EPM) online system tracks, manages and shares with the ECU community all current and completed IT projects. Through the EPM system, IT demonstrates timelines, costs, status, overall purpose and supporting documents for major projects by IT area. Not only does this tool improve our communication externally, it is key for the management of these projects internally as well. There are two ways to see a list of IT projects:
Each major IT area has an appointed project manager who delegates tasks and advocates external projects. Most importantly, the project manager follows the project until completion.
The following tables outline completed and current IT projects along with future challenges and innovative activities. If your department requires an IT project consult, please complete the online IT Project Form.
For questions or to discuss any of these projects, please contact the ITCS Leadership team.
September 2012 through February 2013
|Essential Life Skills for Military Families Grant is part of a larger grant, Operation Re-Entry. The ELSMF portion provides a virtual space in Second Life where military personnel prepare for deployment using virtual exercises.
|Convert PeopleAdmin Data into ODS||Process to migrate data from the PeopleAdmin system into Banner ODS. Provides a daily migration of data from PeopleAdmin.|
|Mobilizing ECU.EDU||Responsive design stylesheet allows all ECU website content to be visible on a mobile display.|
|Weblogic Install||Weblogic middle tier application server software tests Banner middle tier systems.|
|Pirate Port (Student Beta Release)||Student Release of Pirate Port, ECU's OneStop portal replacement.|
|ODS Standby Setup||Develop an ODS physical standby database for disaster recovery failover.|
|Banner DR Testing||Banner disaster recovery simulation with procedures updated and documented as needed.|
|Data Archival/Removal and EDW Storage||DBAs archived and deleted unused data in the Banner, ODS and ECUHISTORY databases.|
|Tegrity Lecture Capture Pilot||Tegrity software lecture capture system integrated with Blackboard.|
|ECU Alert Lite Page||In an emergency, the ECU home page can be switched to display information about the current emergency situation.|
|Blackboard Collaborate Pilot||Implement Blackboard Collaborate, a live collaboration platform for Blackboard.
|Sharepoint Upgrade||Upgrade from SP 2007 to SP 2010.|
|SPOTS Survey Re-make||Revise Questions on the SPOTS survey to the new questions approved by the faculty senate.
|Blackboard DB Upgrade to 11G||Upgrade Blackboard databases from 10g to 126.96.36.199|
|Define Scope of Banner Disaster Recovery||Document the scope of Banner disaster recovery, working with functional and technical teams to identify criticality of Banner interfaces in a recovery situation.|
Current IT Projects
Looking to the future and focusing on innovative technology and efficient use of resources, ITCS continues to be a driving force in meeting the goals of ECU's strategic direction. We look forward to each new academic year during which we continue to build both campus and external partnerships to support the excellence of East Carolina University. Below are a few of the spring 2013 IT projects.
|(BRM) Banner Recruiting and Admissions Performance Phase 2 Reporting
||Enrollment management software for improved tracking and online analysis.|
|Citrix Xendesktop Pilot||Delivery of Windows desktop environment to computers in pilot lab.|
|Classroom Technology Refresh
|Ongoing replacement and update of classroom technology throughout the ECU campus.
|Conflict of Interest Form||Development of online COI form for faculty and staff.|
|Coastal Studies Institute Project
||Provide A/V specifications for the new CSI building in Manteo, NC
|Duplicate PIDMs (Investigation)
||Evaluation of the process to identify and correct duplicate PIDM processes.
|E-catalog (Undergrad & Graduate)||New e-catalog system to host both undergraduate and graduate catalogs.|
|ecuBIC Community||SharePoint-based user community.|
|ecuBIC Futures (Phase 1)
||To analyze, optimize and refine existing practices and infrastructure.
|Enterprise Data Warehouse Campus-Wide
||Extended support for the enrollment management initiative: Recruitment, admissions, course registration, enrollment.|
|Joyner QEP & OFE Renovation
||Audio/visual, network and other communication/collaboration installation in renovated library space.
|Telesoft Installation (Phase 1)||Telephone activity tracking for the university.|
|University Calendar||Implement a campus-wide, centralized calendaring system.|
|N2N Duplicate PIDM Software Installation||Install the Iresolve N2N software and implement vendor-delivered and ECU-developed modifications to aid with the duplicate PIDM software resolution.
|Undergrad Online Admissions Application (Internal)||Develop an internal admissions application utilizing the new Pirate Port. Replaces the current Banner and CFNC applications.|