University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Completed Projects

Below are completed information technology projects involving UITS staff since June 1, 2011. Please note, that this list does not contain every IT project completed. This list is comprised of projects that have been identified as having importance to the campus community.


Business Systems
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
06/05/2011 Update software to the current mandated legislative release.
Complete
07/01/2011 Migrate to new version of UWM's enterprise reporting software.
Complete
09/24/2011 Upgrade PAWS to current tools release. Update is required by Oracle to implement future maintenance releases. Improves PAWS navigation.
Complete
03/15/2013 Upgrade Tidal software to version 6.1.
Complete
Determine if Xythos EDS service will meet the campus requirement for workflow processing with the HRS service.
Complete
Investigate, bid, evaluate and recommend a hosted solution.


Security
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
03/01/2013 Renew McAfee for additional term.


Service and Project Management
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
05/01/2011 Implement a process of communicating, coordinating, scheduling, and monitoring change to campus technology resources.


Student Systems
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
03/15/2013 Updrage PAWS OS to Red Hat version 6.


UWM Help Desk
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
07/15/2013 Identify requirements and procure a software solution that all campus IT professionals can use to manage IT incidents and service requests.


Web Services
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
08/15/2011 Development of mobile device (iPhone, Android) services for UWM students. Mobile services that are part of the pilot include UWM news/events, course schedules, bus schedules and washer/dryer availability.
Complete
08/31/2011 Ongoing support and enhancements to UWM's online system for managing and tracking tutoring, mentoring and advising services. Current significant enhancements include a new tutoring service availability reporting component for Panther Academic Support Services (PASS).
Complete
08/31/2011 Improve web presence to communicate IT service and security related news, events and policies/procedures to UWM campus faculty, staff and students.
Complete
01/17/2012 Refresh of the campus web presence with the goal of reinvigorating UWM's online brand by using a new tagline and color usage guidelines.
Complete
02/02/2012 Upgrade CMS software to version 6.2. which includes significant authoring user interface enhancements/changes and architecture of the underlying cms page/element caching mechanism. The upgrade is also required for future web environment upgrades including ColdFusion 9 and Oracle 11g.
Complete
03/31/2012 Development of new epayment setup process, in collaboration with US Bank and BFS. The new process will ensure PCI compliance and adherence to US Bank regulations, and will offer campus units significant reduced pricing on new US Bank epayment account deployments. This phase will address the majority of the accounts to be migrated or removed.
Complete
04/27/2012 Identify and document the service solutions, technologies, processes, information, measurements and policies/guidelines that will meet the LAMP web environment requirements, provide a blueprint for implementing a LAMP web environment at UWM, and provide guidance for transitioning it into a pilot phase.
Complete
05/28/2012 Upgrade the UWM web environment from the current ColdFusion 8 to ColdFusion 9.
Complete
03/31/2013 Migrate storage from legacy hardware to virtual environment and enterprise storage and upgrade OS to Red Hat Version 6.
Complete
Profile UWM's existing web content management services and document usage metrics, identify needs not being met by UWM's web content management services and document impacts, develop a proposal to address needs not currently being met.


Classroom Services
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
07/01/2011 Upgrade podium computers and mobile laptops to Windows 7.
Complete
08/01/2011 Enable single sign-on for off campus access to library ezProxy materials.
Complete
08/01/2011 Integrate web conferencing with externally hosted service, D2L.
Complete
08/01/2011 Integrate ePortfolio with externally hosted service, D2L.
Complete
09/15/2011 Enable access to JSTOR online journals using InCommon membership.
Complete
10/01/2011 Upgrade campus computer lab computers to Windows 7.
Complete
07/31/2013 Update from Crestron RoomView to Crestron Fusion system for remote classroom management.
Complete
12/31/2013 Update the control system, projector and audio in the oldest mediated classrooms if needed. Bring all classrooms to a current standard of technology.
Complete
Enable stand alone web conferencing service via Blackboard Collaborate.


Data Center and Operations
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
05/31/2011 Implement a service for monitoring the operational health of applications, servers, networking, and other infrastructure components (e.g., storage units).
Complete
06/18/2011 Migrate PAWS off of legacy storage to new enterprise storage.
Complete
08/15/2011 Improve data center service by increasing capacity with additional server racks and networking.
Complete
08/02/2012 Upgrade Oracle web environment servers from version 10g to version 11g.
Complete
10/31/2012 (STATE) Improve data center service by increasing generated power.
Complete
05/31/2013 Add another row of rack space with network connectivity available in EMS data center.
Complete
09/01/2013 Creation of a new VLAN for the management of all the servers and reconfiguration as appropriate.
Complete
10/31/2013 Implement additional security measures with UWM Police.
Complete
12/31/2013 Have all servers with dual NIC capabilities utilized.
Complete
12/31/2013 Create working group to determine scope and priority of infrastructure security.
Complete
Migrate web content data off of legacy storage to new enterprise storage.
Complete
Analyze and select a monitoring solution.


Desktop and Lab Computing
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
10/01/2011 Offer Windows 7 for request on existing pc hardware and on new hardware purchases.
Complete
08/31/2012 The Sunray kiosk replacement project will work to replace 85 of the current Sunray kiosks that are in operation on campus with new iMac kiosks and retire the remaining Sunray kiosks.
Complete
03/31/2013 Deploy System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) in production.
Complete
06/30/2013 Conduct a customer survey for feedback on desktop support services
Complete
08/31/2013 Formalize training curriculum for iOS and OS X.
Complete
09/15/2013 Enhance the existing pantherPRINT service to provide the ability to print from personal computers.


Email and Collaboration
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
05/30/2011 Improve PantherLINK performance by increasing number of mailbox servers in new virtualized environment.
Complete
05/30/2011 Evaluate existing email and calendaring service and determine if a hosted solution should be considered.
Complete
04/30/2012 Provide an alternative to pantherFILE for campus group file storage.
Complete
05/01/2013 Implement a wiki service for campus IT professionals to collaborate and publish technical information.
Complete
Identify requirements and analyze options for email and calendar and then select a solution that best meets the needs of the campus community.


Identity and Access Management
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
06/01/2011 Replace existing hardware and update software version. In addition, prepare for future consolidation of departmental Active Directory installations.
Complete
06/01/2011 Apply campus branding to user interface for single sign-on login that is compliant with Web Steering Committee.
Complete
10/20/2011 Better communicate with campus community the existence of the ePantherID password reset service.
Complete
11/01/2011 Determine if Identity Finder is a viable campus solution for identifying documents that contain confidential information.
Complete
02/28/2012 Deploy the InCommon Certificate Service for SSL certificates for general campus use.
Complete
10/16/2012 Blocking Off-Campus LDAP access to more accurately reflect objective which was also updated to The purpose of this project is to disable anonymous binds to the UITS LDAP Service from outside of the UWM network (129.89.xx.xx). Upon completion, access to the LDAP directory will be limited to on campus services.
Complete
09/16/2013 Require stronger pass-phrases for ePantherACCOUNTS
Complete
Notify the PREPS that a new employee's account is ready for activation.


Learning Techniques
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
02/25/2013 Launch Express workshops for students with no time for short courses.
Complete
Deploy TechQuest modules that provide an interactive, guided tour of technology resources available to students.


Network and Phone Communications
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
07/30/2011 Develop a high-level plan for adoption and support of the IPv6 protocol at UWM.
Complete
01/04/2012 Improve wireless network performance in the Union and Library, the most utilized areas on campus.
Complete
08/01/2012 Provide networking connectivity and telecommunication services to the Zilber School of Public Health.
Complete
11/30/2012 (STATE) Provide networking connectivity and telecommunication services to the School of Freshwater Sciences Robotics Lab.
Complete
02/01/2013 Design and build the network infrastructure for connectivity required to provide redundancy and fail-over for critical campus systems.
Complete
02/01/2013 Design and build the network infrastructure for connectivity required to provide redundancy and fail-over for critical campus systems.
Complete
02/28/2013 Expand UWM WiFi into Bolton, Lubar, Lapham and EMS.
Complete
02/28/2013 Upgrade the network infrastructure in the data center to provide stability, redundancy and growth.
Complete
02/28/2013 Upgrade the UWM WiFi solution in the Union & GML based on capacity planning rather than "hot spot" technology.
Complete
04/15/2013 Install cabling for mass notification system for pilot, phase 1, and phase 2.
Complete
05/01/2013 Provide networking connectivity and telecommunications to Bolton Hall 4-7.
Complete
06/01/2013 Redesign core network infrastructure to allow for increased usage due to campus growth and research initiatives.
Complete
06/01/2013 Install fiber between Enderis and NWQ.
Complete
06/01/2013 Upgrade networking connectivity in the School of Continuing Education.
Complete
08/01/2013 Increase security of classroom control processors by placing in one VLAN. (Creston and projectors)
Complete
08/30/2013 Provide networking and telecommunications for the Global Health Center.
Complete
12/30/2013 (STATE) Provide networking connectivity and telecommunication services to the School of Freshwater Sciences USDA SBA Labs.


Research Computing
Project Title Status Target Completion Date Objective
Complete
06/15/2011 Enable access to research infrastructure including Ocean Observatories Initiative, DataONE, and Open Science Grid.
Complete
06/15/2011 Enable members of the UWM Center for Gravitation and Cosmology (CGG) access to a local UWM LIGO resource using their ePantherID.
Complete
07/15/2011 Enable access to NIH web resources using the ePantherID in conjunction with InCommon.