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  • 2022 Fiber Projects

    ITS continues to install high-speed fiber connections throughout campus, making our networks faster and more reliable. Projects underway include: Curtis Media Center: This new run of fiber will connect the Curtis Media Center with Carmichael Arena and Memorial Hall. School of Medicine: This project will add a new fiber backbone from ITS Manning to MacNider Hall. It will also move the tier one location from Isaac M. Taylor Hall to Marsico Lung Institute. Tennis Center:… Read More about 2022 Fiber Projects.

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  • 5G and Wireless Service

    Replace the existing campus wireless services contracts (Neutral Hosting) with a new set of wireless provider (Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T) service contracts and implement new campus 5G services. We expect to support a seamless transition away from the current service contract after we establish the contracts and new funding model. The project includes new 5G services and new positions (people and roles) to manage the services on campus. The end result is providing reliable outdoor… Read More about 5G and Wireless Service.

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  • Access Request Re-Engineering

    Enterprise Applications began an initiative in January 2022 to solicit feedback from campus users, central offices, Access Request Coordinators (ARCs) and others to understand the pain points experienced in the current Access Request Process and Tool. Analysis of the feedback informed our next steps to focus on two major areas of effort during 2022 and 2023: 1) Short-term adjustments to current environment – There are several items that will provide some immediate benefit for the… Read More about Access Request Re-Engineering.

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  • AltaVault Replacement (NetApp CBS)

    The NetApp AltaVault is reaching the end of its life cycle in December 2023. We need a replacement solution to move identified data off-premise for specified time periods. The replacement solution will be an automated tool that: moves data from on-premise to off-premise, logs the process and expires the data at the appropriate time, allows us to retrieve the data and restore it on-premise when required, and have a cost model that fits the ITS… Read More about AltaVault Replacement (NetApp CBS).

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  • Campus Airplay Project

    The project is to enable the use of screencasting / discovery protocols across the main campus and possibly into ResNET. These protocols will allow people to discover devices that are in close proximity when they enter a room. The success of project will address one of the most frequent requests from customers.

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  • Canvas Fall 2022

    UPDATE (June 17, 2022) After successful pilots during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters, we will continue with the Canvas rollout. In Fall 2022, all UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, students and staff will be able to access Canvas. Access may be granted to non-affiliated guests per special request. All official Registrar courses and rosters will be available in Canvas automatically. Instructors may opt to build out their sites and teach in Canvas instead of Sakai…. Read More about Canvas Fall 2022.

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  • Carolina Key Passwordless Login

    UNC-Chapel Hill is moving towards passwordless logins with a new option called Carolina Key. Carolina Key represents several different methods of authenticating logins for faculty, staff and students. When used along with individuals’ Onyen, Carolina Key improves security by eliminating the need to use a password. Update – September 2022 Carolina Key Phase 2 Rollout to Students ITS is planning to roll out Carolina Key to all students in October. Students can log into SSO… Read More about Carolina Key Passwordless Login.

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  • Central Email Registry with midPoint – Phase 1

    This project will create a new user interface for managing email addresses and aliases. This interface will let campus users choose which UNC-based email address they want as their primary. When individuals create an email address or alias, the interface will prevent them from duplicating an existing Onyen-based email address or previously claimed alias. This change is a step toward having a single authoritative source for all email tenants and remediates the persistent confusion among… Read More about Central Email Registry with midPoint – Phase 1.

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  • Classroom Wireless Redesign

    Supporting and improving wireless capabilities across campus is a continuing priority for ITS. This project seeks to improve the wireless capabilities in the large classrooms on campus and better support the increased numbers of students, faculty and staff in these concentrated areas. Wireless infrastructure includes the size/bandwidth of the internet pipe, the firewall, the switches and the wireless access points themselves. Infrastructure is by far the most critical and important piece relating to how successful… Read More about Classroom Wireless Redesign.

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  • Data Mart Optimization

    This project will streamline data mart processes. It will also provide a way for end users to maintain the mapped values between UNC-Chapel Hill and the System Office data marts. Phase 1 completed: December 23, 2021. Phase 2 started January 4, 2022.

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  • DB Snapshot Preparation Work

    This is an ITS-sponsored project for improvement of infrastructure. This project will change the method we use to back up our enterprise systems databases from Oracle Recovery Manager to the database snapshot method (a database snapshot is a consistent, read-only copy of a database). Switching to this method will reduce the time it takes to back up our databases. This project will provide patches and hardware changes as needed. It will also reorganize the data… Read More about DB Snapshot Preparation Work.

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  • Dimensionalisation of Warehouse Data

    This project will develop the Enterprise Data Warehouse’s most-used data sets in a more efficient type of schema called a “star schema” data model. The new tables and views will be available for internal use within the data warehouse, enabling the team to better serve customers.  

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