As of February 2012
WiscCal Migration Project
WiscCal will be migrated to Oracle Communications Suite (current WiscMail software) to address the calendar system issues. This migration will take place over the summer, 2012. Learn more about the WiscCal migration here:
The WiscCal change is intended to provide an interim solution while the new Administrative Excellence projects get underway. The interim solution should allow for individual preferences while supporting the university's core functions and requirements. Next steps will continue under the new Administrative Excellence project for Email and Calendar Consolidation.
For more information on WiscCal progress, contact Chris Holsman. For updates on the Administrative Excellence Email and Calendar project, see adminexcellence.wisc.edu.
IT Strategic Planning Process
Work on UW-Madison’s IT Strategic Plan is moving forward, with a renewed emphasis on action with measures for success. Interim CIO Joanne Berg selected five of the original thirty-eight initiatives that can be addressed quickly. A task force will analyze these five investment recommendations in January and February. Berg expects to submit specific proposals to the Chancellor by mid-February. Work on projects in the five areas should start in the spring. For more information on the progress of UW-Madison’s IT Strategic Plan, see www.cio.wisc.edu/plan.
Information Technology Policy Initiatives
The Office of the CIO is working with campus stakeholders to develop policies and procedures around key IT functions. Interested faculty and staff can attend the IT Policy Forums, work on one of the current initiatives, comment via the IT policy development wiki, or send email to email@example.com. For a list of published policies and additional information please visit: www.cio.wisc.edu/policies/.
DoIT Business Continuity Plan
This ongoing effort has established a framework and plan to ensure the continuity of DoIT’s critical services in the event of a major incident or disaster which compromises service delivery. The project has also created DoIT's first comprehensive Service List, and identifies tiers of services ranging from critical infrastructure and enterprise-wide services to support and departmental applications. The project also manages DoIT's relationship with campus stakeholders, such as the UW Police Department, and ensures compliance with federal, state, and UW System guidelines. Regular exercises are planned to test DoIT's continuity of operations plan capabilities. For more information, visit http://coop.doit.wisc.edu or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Support and Services Initiative
The Research Support and Services initiative is an effort to engage campus researchers, support staff, information technology groups, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Information Technology & CIO, in collaborative conversations to realize benefits of sharing information, resources and services. This initiative facilitates partnerships across the UW-Madison campus to enhance research infrastructure. Further, with the guidance of the Information Technology Committee (ITC) we are working to build key affiliations and collaborative relationships both on campus and at a national level. These relationships will be key to setting strategic direction for research cyberinfrastructure (CI) involving merging policy, governance, technology, data and human resources.