The University's goal of building one modern enterprise messaging service is almost here!
Instructional and Information Technology Services (IITS) has begun migration to the new central email system - Exchange 2010. This means that the university's numerous distributed email systems, which are nearing capacity and lack uniform policies, will be merged into one cohesive, cost-effective system. Faculty and staff will share the same naming convention (email@example.com), ensuring consistency as well as reducing the complexity of our e-mail environment.
After the development of a project proposal in the winter of 2010, the email consolidation project was approved by the Information Systems Steering Committee in July 2011 and is currently in the rollout phase of the migration timeline.
In addition to providing a more uniform level of service, email consolidation lowers the number of managed support agreements, eases communication between faculty and staff (e.g. standardized naming convention, common mailing lists, common calendar tool), and allows for improved email data recovery and archiving services. The new technology also features built-in support for enhanced mobile connectivity, high reliability, larger mailboxes and other additional benefits.
The email consolidation team will be working directly with all units to schedule the migration activities. Please wait for additional news from your faculty or department.