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Assessing the Plan

The projects that fulfill the core strategies and initiatives of the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan are listed below by the fiscal year in which they are accomplished. Completed initiatives are marked with the strategies fulfilled.


Create, experiment with, and gain experience with two or more...

“big data” environments. Create local pilot platforms and experiment with environments provided by vendors (including Google), assess the feasibility of both approaches, and explore connections with data visualization.

Create a complete campus cyberinfrastructure plan that can...

be used in the context of future proposals to federal funding agencies, and that can be used to guide our own infrastructure development to support research.

Design and plan to deploy a FISMA-compliant research...

environment in a way that is consistent with the campus cyberinfrastructure plan.

Prototype High Performance Computing in the cloud.

 

Research, document, and implement a storage strategy for...

large volumes (200TB to over 1PB) of research data.

Move High Performance Computing onto KSL Data Center UPS...

Improve the reliability and availability of the HPC by changing the power feed from utility power to UPS with generator.

Engage a student advisory committee to provide feedback on IT...

services and awareness of opportunities to improve service delivery to students.

Design new learning spaces to enhance student...

and faculty success.

Investigate and evaluate Learning Management System platforms...

and strategies to enhance student success and faculty productivity.

Investigate, design, and evaluate solutions to collect, analyze...

and present quantitative data related to teaching and learning. Enhance student success and faculty productivity, support data-informed decision making at the university, and satisfy accreditation reporting requirements.

Re-imagine media capture, storage and delivery at CWRU...

and investigate a next generation lecture capture solution.

Research and test new and emerging collaboration environments.

 

Research and test global networks that can be leveraged to...

support the university's internationalization and globalization efforts.

Research, prototype, and test technologies that extend...

the university's reach via mobile devices.

Design, prototype, and test TelePresence-like technologies...

across campus.

Implement enterprise service monitoring of the IT service...

infrastructure. Monitor critical services at multiple levels for early detection of service interruptions. Implement service scorecards.

Identify solution(s) for web content management.

 

Evaluate current service delivery processes and strategies...

and identify those to improve, eliminate, or replace.

Research and prototype integrating mobile solutions...

into learning spaces in support of student and faculty success.

Design technologies for the new student center.

 

Research and prototype technologies to support...

virtual classrooms.

Research “follow the sun” support strategies to...

enhance student, staff, and faculty experiences.

Research and assess virtual server, storage, and enterprise...

file-sharing services available in the public cloud, including Google and Net-Plus services.

Evaluate and test ERP-as-a-service solutions.

 

Evaluate and test web authoring services.

 

Design, prototype, and test virtual desktop technologies.

 

Experiment with app streaming.

 

Research and prototype next generation voice services...

including cloud-based services.

Research, prototype, and design the next generation of identity...

management for CWRU.

Investigate personal certificates for two-factor authentication.

 

Investigate moving data center activities to Dell V-Cloud.

 

Use data to explore continual service improvement initiatives that...

seek to reduce the necessity for end user contact with the ITS Service Desk.

Research and evaluate solutions for business intelligence...

as a service.

Design a campus data architecture.

 

Design a model for university data governance by involving...

stakeholders and rethinking alignments.

Design next generation solutions for business...

intelligence, analytics, and informatics.