WarriorIT Consolidation Project

The information technology consolidation project that President M. Roy Wilson announced on April 22, 2020, has begun to migrate all information technology functions under Wayne State University's Computing and Information Technology (C&IT) division.

Project Goal(s)

To align a single, strong and unified information technology organization for all Wayne State classroom, research and application support, and for desktop management and support.

  • Provide a consistent level of high quality IT support for the campus.
  • Enhance our research IT infrastructure and surrounding support systems for the campus.
  • Provide a consistent level of support, strategic planning, and IT standardization for all classrooms on campus.
  • Create consistent and common security standard(s) for campus technology and applications.
  • Provide departments multiple layers of support through cross-training.

Project Successes

  • University Libraries, the Honors College, and the College of Information Sciences have begun receiving centralized IT support from the newly organized C&IT Campus and Classroom Technology Services (CCTS) team. Direct communications were sent to affected staff in December 2020 and new support staff has been assigned to the area(s). This partnership and collaboration have already proven successful!
  • Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for student use has been implemented for technology-based courses. Similarly, VDI has been implemented for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to use to remotely access desktops to use SPSS and SAS software off-campus.

Project Timeline

Migrations

  • Migrations for the Law School and Educational Outreach, as well as associated extension centers, are expected to be completed by April 1, 2021.
  • Migrations for the College of Nursing, the College of Education, and the Mike Ilitch School of Business are expected to be completed by the beginning of the fall 2021 semester.

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