Position LIS proactively to optimize existing infrastructure and new technologies to meet increasing needs and varied demands of our constituents, achieving as well ‘greener’ environment.
Create a comprehensive ETI infrastructure, networking and services 3-year plan.
Inventory of existing infrastructure / servers / services / systems upon which to build – update – replace for future systems.
Improve integration of Midd & MIIS campuses.
Assure continued, reliable & appropriately scaled services.
Articulated path for integrated communications, increased use of mobile devices, large-scale storage & delivery platforms for data, media, voice communications, & utilization of cloud.
Plan encompasses all these areas and includes tentative cost figures & timelines.
Inventory / Plan finished August 2010.
1. set scope of planning
2. research & vendor contacts made
3. inventory existing systems / services
4. identify technologies gather estimate costs
5. describe systems / services to be handled internally and/or externally
6. identify inter-relationships & dependencies
7. plan/report written
ETI & MIIS staff will need time to do research and talk with vendors / consultants. Will involve others across LIS & user community (for needs assessment)
Other campuses, consultants & vendors to be contracted (some expenditures)
Staff time may mean less time on immediate work or team work.
Long term: capital & operational budget balance / allocations
Likely; depending upon staff time; availability / funding of consultants.
Long-term implementation dependent on LIS staffing, resources, priorities, changes in environment (internal & external). Will need to build in checkpoints.