Chief ICT Officer, Mrs Brigitte Collins, advised F&GPC of the following:
- That the cross-campus ICT team have been holding strategy meetings at which a number of critical issues, including ICT governance, customer service and project management have been discussed.
- That a grant from the CDB had been received to fund technical assistance for the Single, Virtual University Space project. Consultants Procare Services, in association with Memorial University of Newfoundland, had won the bid to provide the technical assistance to the project. A preliminary progress report had been circulated widely across the University with requests for feedback, as part of the on-going process.
- That the second phase of the Voice Connectivity project had been rolled out to the wider University community. This phase involved expanding capacity to allow for up to 24 concurrent calls from one campus to another by simply dialing a campus extension. At the Cave Hill Campus, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed for Internet2 which would provide 100Mb commodity bandwidth and 55 Mb Internet2 access.
- That a consolidated license for Symantec Antivirus Protection for all campuses would result in total savings of approximately US$77,585 over three years. The UWI was able to access the highest discount available and upgraded all campuses from basic to essential support, with 24 hours tech support, seven days per week.