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					                                                                                 STEC Funding Priorities
                                                                                    FY: 2008 - 2009
                           Impact                                                                                                                         Last Updated: 5/30/08
    RP = Univ. Policy/Federal &
    State Mandates                               SC = Service Improvement for UL Community
    DE = Department Efficiency                   MD = Multi Departmental
    SE = Service Improve for
    Employee                                     IN = Infrastructure(includes Security)
    SS = Service Improve for Students/Prospects

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    VP Area/Unit                                            Descriptions                                                        Justification
Unfunded Ongoing Critical Technology Services
    All                                                                                      Funding is needed for PeopleSoft maintenance in order to support critical university
                                                                                             financial, student, and human resources systems and to receive resolutions for
                                                                                             software defects, federal/state regulatory changes, enhancements, and
                      IN     1      PeopleSoft Application Maintenance                       infrastructure compatibility changes.
                                                                                             Funding is needed to replace hardware to keep it under warranty; to expand
                                                                                             hardware platforms to scale for enhancements/additional application functionality,
                      IN     1      Hardware                                                 and to keep current with technology.
                                                                                             Funding is needed to purchase suppport software needed to complement
                                                                                             enterprise systems and to maintain current and new software as indicated in the
                      IN     1      Software Maintenance                                     justification under "PeopleSoft Application Maintenance".
                                                                                             Funding is needed to ensure the protection of the university network and systems
                                                                                             from compromises and attacks by providing annual support and license renewal for
                      IN     1      Firewall Maintenance                                     firewall software.
                                                                                             Funding is needed to support the annual disaster recovery contracts and testing
                                                                                             which will enable the university to recover critical enterprise systems and data in
                                                                                             case of disaster.
                      IN     1      Disaster Recovery
                                                                                             Funding is needed to cover annual increases in maintenance rates for enterprise
                      IN     1      Inflation for Software                                   software.
                                                                                             Funding is needed to maintain the anti-virus software that protects university
                      IN     1      Norton Anti Virus Maintenance                            desktop computers and servers from viruses and worms.
                                                                                             Funding is needed to continue the service that protects university e-mail from
                      IN     1      SPAM Service Fee                                         SPAM.
                                                                                             Funding is needed to maintain changes to Admissions and Student Records
                      IN     1      iStrategy Maintenance                                    iStartegy analytics modules.




Project Size: Small: 1-3 weeks Medium: 4-12 weeks                                                                      Funding Src: Provost: P       Department: D VP Areas: VP
  Large: > 12 weeks                                                                                                                                           Year End Funds: YE
                                                                                 STEC Funding Priorities
                                                                                    FY: 2008 - 2009
                           Impact                                                                                                                         Last Updated: 5/30/08
    RP = Univ. Policy/Federal &
    State Mandates                               SC = Service Improvement for UL Community
    DE = Department Efficiency                   MD = Multi Departmental
    SE = Service Improve for
    Employee                                     IN = Infrastructure(includes Security)
    SS = Service Improve for Students/Prospects

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    VP Area/Unit                                            Descriptions                                                       Justification

Committed Critical Technology Infrastructure Projects

                                    Tier One Certification Training - cost increase *        Funding requested will cover the 30% distance education markup that 150
                                                                                             Tier I's will incur to complete online courses through the Tier I
                                                                                             Certification Program. The Tier I Certification Program will ensure Tier
                                                                                             I employees have the opportunity to receive certifications and training
                                                                                             which enable them to provide improved support to their departments.
                                                                                             Without this funding, Tier Is will need to cover the distance
                                                                                             education markup themselves and are less likely to pursue this
                                                                                             certification.

                                    * estimate pending further analysis


Uncommitted Critical Technology Infrastructure Projects
    Enrollment                                                                               See attachment "SA/HR 9.0 Upgrade Budget Projections".
    Services          IN     1      SA/HR - Project Budget
                                                                                             Manage and protect administrative system passwords without verbal distribution to
                                                                                             programmers. Provides advanced security in the advent of personnel turnover to
                                                                                             enable rapid password change. This software will resolve an internal audit issue
                      IN     1      Password Vault                                           identified during the Internal Audit on Oracle Security.

    Information                                                                              Auditors have asked the university to investigate SSN protection software to
    Tecnology         IN     1      Oracle SSN protection system                             reduce the possibility that a serious data breech could occur.

                                                                                             Funding is needed to provide additional phones in classrooms to expand coverage
                                                                                             of the InformaCast emergency notification system. InformaCast uses the VoIP
                                                                                             telephones across the university to provide voice broadcast, but classrooms have
                                    Add phones to classrooms (InformaCast)                   not typically been equipped for this service.
                                                                                             Funding is needed to provide ongoing support for the LAUNCH project to track
                                    LAUNCH Project                                           compliance and training efforts across the university.
Project Size: Small: 1-3 weeks Medium: 4-12 weeks                                                                      Funding Src: Provost: P       Department: D VP Areas: VP
  Large: > 12 weeks                                                                                                                                           Year End Funds: YE
                                                                                 STEC Funding Priorities
                                                                                    FY: 2008 - 2009
                         Impact                                                                                                                            Last Updated: 5/30/08
    RP = Univ. Policy/Federal &
    State Mandates                               SC = Service Improvement for UL Community
    DE = Department Efficiency                   MD = Multi Departmental
    SE = Service Improve for
    Employee                                     IN = Infrastructure(includes Security)
    SS = Service Improve for Students/Prospects

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    VP Area/Unit                                            Descriptions                                                        Justification


Funded Critical Technology Infrastructure Projects
                                                                                             Support implementation activities including software licenses and consulting
                                    eProcurement (FY 07-08)
                                                                                             duriing the initial year of the eProcurement project.
                                                                                             Provide part of the initial cost to develop research computing resources for faculty
                                    Research Computing Infrastructure                        and staff including high-performance computing systems, research data
                                                                                             management systems, data storage, and research software.
                                                                                             Acquire classroom capture system to enable faculty to easily create and distribute
                                    Tegrity Campus classroom capture system
                                                                                             lectures and supplemental materials for courses.
                                                                                             Provide programming support for accreditation activities of the School of
                                    NCATE support
                                                                                             Education.
                                    Rave Alert text messaging                                Develop an emergency notification system based on text-messaging and e-mail.
                                                                                             Provide emergency notification to the campus community through voice broadcasts
                                    InformaCast VoIP broadcast alerts
                                                                                             over the VoIP telephone system.
                                                                                             In response to audit recommendations, provide security for data stored on mobile
                                    Encryption software for mobile devices
                                                                                             devices such as PDAs, smartphones and laptop computers.
                                                                                             In response to audit recommendations, provide secure remote access to university
                                    VPN for remote access
                                                                                             enterprise systems such as PeopleSoft.
                                                                                             A tool to evaluate the accessibility of university web pages and help departments to
                                    WebXM accessibility software
                                                                                             reach compliance with accessibility guidelines.
                                                                                             Upgrade the hardware supporting the university's content management system
                                    Content Management System upgrades
                                                                                             (plone) to enable better performance and scalability.
                                    SA/HR - Convert Objects to 9.0 at the Oracle Lab Use Oracle to assist with the upgrade of SA/HR system modules

                                                                                             Complete the third of five phases to create a duplicate enterprise applications
                                                                                             production environment in the MedCenter III datacenter. This is part of the
                                    Med Center III project - Phase III (Develop Data
                                                                                             business continuity and disaster recovery planning for centralized enterprise
                                    copying and Data mirroring capability)
                                                                                             systems, and will eventually allow systems to remain active during PM periods and
                                                                                             increase availability and reliability of enterprise applications.

Project Size: Small: 1-3 weeks Medium: 4-12 weeks                                                                      Funding Src: Provost: P        Department: D VP Areas: VP
  Large: > 12 weeks                                                                                                                                            Year End Funds: YE
                                                                                 STEC Funding Priorities
                                                                                    FY: 2008 - 2009
                         Impact                                                                                                                           Last Updated: 5/30/08
    RP = Univ. Policy/Federal &
    State Mandates                               SC = Service Improvement for UL Community
    DE = Department Efficiency                   MD = Multi Departmental
    SE = Service Improve for
    Employee                                     IN = Infrastructure(includes Security)
    SS = Service Improve for Students/Prospects

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    VP Area/Unit                                            Descriptions                                                          Justification
                                                                                             Add the MedCenter III building to the university backbone fiber network to support
                                    Fiber project for MedCenter III
                                                                                             the satellite data center.
                                    Tier One Certification Training                          Provide a formal training and certification process for university Tier One staff.




Project Size: Small: 1-3 weeks Medium: 4-12 weeks                                                                      Funding Src: Provost: P       Department: D VP Areas: VP
  Large: > 12 weeks                                                                                                                                           Year End Funds: YE

				
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