1 University Academic and Administrative Information Technology Steering Committee Monthly Status Report for October, 2013 I. New IT Investment Proposals 1. QRadar Security Monitoring System Sponsor: Dan Han, Institutional Security Officer Description: Procure additional component license and upgrade existing QRadar system capability Schedule: One month to implement (December January 2014) Resources: Information Security Office staff, Technology Services staff Audience: ISO, local administrators of information technology security Benefits: Improve monitoring of risks and vulnerabilities that affect VCU s information technology assets, and provide better data to aide decisions regarding those risks 5-Year Cost: $212,400 ($118,000 initial, $94,400 four-year maintenance) Funded: Yes (HEETF) Recommendation: APPROVE 2. Server and Storage Architecture for MOOCs Sponsor: Gardner Campbell, Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success Description: Implement the WordPress Course Site and build an online learning community for MOOCs beginning in Summer 2014 Schedule: November Spring 2014 semester Resources: Staff from the Office of Online Education and Office of the Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success Audience: Students and faculty Benefits: Model and showcase a distinctive, high-engagement online learning environment 5-Year Cost: $90,000 ($18,000 per year license fee) Funded: Yes Recommendation: APPROVE 3. Secure Cloud Storage and Collaboration Solution Sponsor: Michael Duong, School of Medicine Technology Services Description: Implement a secure and HIPAA compliant cloud storage and collaboration solution to ensure PII and PHI information is secure
2 2 Schedule: Spring 2014 Resources: Audience: Benefits: through contractual agreements and through advanced auditing, monitoring and management tools. Central IT Staff Requirements: Information Security staff to perform security assessment; eid/ Windows active directory analyst for AD integration; Networking analyst to ensure connectivity and appropriate network security. SOM Technology Services: SOM Information Security and Infrastructure Services staff will be involved in all phases of the project form planning, deployment and ongoing administration; SOMTech Desktop Support Analysts will be involved in daily support. School of Medicine faculty and staff and other units that must comply with similar regulatory requirements across the university. 1. Reduce the use of personal and free cloud storage for work purposes 2. Standardize on a secure cloud storage and collaboration solution for housing and sharing very sensitive data 3. Compliance with regulatory requirements such as HIPAA/HITECH and others 4. Reduce the risk of data breaches 5. Reduce administrative overhead in investigating potential data breaches that involve data stored in the cloud and access from many end points 6. Allow for the auditing and technical controls of data types 5-Year Cost: >$50,000 (estimated) Funded: Yes (Pilot only) Recommendation: Hold for Consideration (final decision in November 20 th meeting)
3 3 Infrastructure and Operations Portfolio Project/Sponsor Cost Funded Benefits Description 1. Redundant Fiber Connection / $189,000/ Y $0 yearly Eliminate single point of network failure risk Vendor will install second fiber optic connection 2. Telephone Equipment and Billing System / $225,000/ Y $28,000 yearly Primary operations system for Telecommunications office Replace current system (Pinnacle) losing vendor support 3. LANDesk Customer Management System / $150,000/ Y $120,000 yearly Improved user experience, elimination of duplicative solutions, integration with current software suite Replace current system (Remedy), savings to partially fund new system 3. RedCap Survey Tool Support / Center for Clinical and Translational Research $100,000 yearly N (salary + benefits) Improved service to all users of RedCap survey software Request to add staff (1) required to fully support RedCap survey tool 4. Point- Of- Sale System for Technology Store $17,250 initial/ Y $2,000 yearly Support sales and administrative activities of new technology retail outlet Business Services to implement the LightSpeed POS system 5. QRadar Security Incident Monitoring System 6. Serve and Storage Architecture for MOOCs $118,000 initial/ Y $23,600 yearly $18,000 initial/ Y $18,000 yearly $817,250 initial $291,600 yearly Improve monitoring of risks and vulnerabilities that affect VCU s information technology assets, and provide better data to aide decisions regarding those risks Model and showcase distinctive, high- engagement online learning that leads to deep learning NOTE RedCap support funding is not identified Information Security Office to procure additional components and upgrade QRadar Implement the WordPress Course Site and build an online learning community for MOOCs beginning in Summer 2014
4 4 IN QUEUE 1. Network Equipment Replacement / 2. e911 System / Telecommunications $390,000 Y Maintain reliable network $131,400 Y Provide number and location data for all 911 calls Replace 110 network switches reaching end of life Replace existing system losing vendor support 3. Internet Upgrade / $50,000 / Y $40,000 yearly Increase aggregate bandwidth from 3.5Gbps to 5 Gbps Upgrade total Internet connection 4. Move Blackboard LMS to hosted solution / $318,000 Y Eliminate hardware costs and reduce staff time to support Move Blackboard from VCU- supported platform to vendor- supported Business Process Automation and Improvement Portfolio Project/Sponsor Cost Funded Benefits Description 1. Grants Management System/Office of Research Administration $670,000 / Y $35,000 yearly Improve grant submission and award management processes Implement Click Commerce system 2. Animal Resources System / ORA $437,000 / Y $20,000 yearly Improved functionality in animal resource management Implement Click Commerce system 3. Time and Attendance System / Human Resources $262,000 / Y $26,900 yearly Automated attendance and leave recording; improve FLSA compliance Implement TimeClock Plus system 4. Hobsons Apply Yourself / Strategic Enrollment Mgmt 5. Visa Management System / Global Education Office $100,000 + / Y $25,000 yearly $60,000 / Y $10,000 yearly Improve graduate application process Automate reporting of student/staff/faculty visa information to SEVIS Purchase off State contract, configure and implement hosted solution Implement the Sunapsis system from Indiana University
5 5 6. Career Services Technology Platform / University Career Center 7. Course Evaluation / Center for Teaching Excellence IN QUEUE $125,000 Y Improve ability for students to perform job searches $90,000 / Y $18,500 yearly $1,744,000 initial $135,400 yearly Improved instrument, more student data Partner with School of Business and School of Engineering to procure hosted solution Implement the explorance Blue system 1. ImageNow site license/ Technology Services 2. Customer Relationship Management System / Development & Alumni Relations $1.1 - $2 million N Remove funding barrier for schools and departments; leverage functionality $300,000 + (est.) Y Improve communications management to support fundraising and alumni relations Convert per user license to site license Issue an RFP to replace current Mellinum CRM system Innovation Portfolio Project Cost Funded Benefits Description 1. Research Opportunity and Application System / Center for High Performance Computing $60,000 Y Provide researchers ability to post research opportunities and students to apply for them Quest for Distinction funded project to be developed by Nihar Sheth $60,000
6 6 Non- Discretionary Portfolio Project Cost Funded Benefits Description 1. Security Camera Upgrade / VCU Police $ 1,200,000 Y Upgrade existing cameras and install 300 additional ones Improve surveillance and the ability to identify suspects $1,200,000 Other Issues for ELT: No issues identified.
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