In mid-2007, the University of Colorado at Denver and the Health Sciences Center (UCDHSC) were renamed to the University of Colorado Denver. In late 2007, IT Services began a $1.3M project to consolidate the two domains into a third domain called UNIVERSITY that would eventually be the Active Directory for both campuses.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus handles a large amount federally protected data. This data must be secured throughout the university enterprise.bThe goal of this project is to encrypt all laptops that access university data whether university owned or personal devices.
Student Email Initiative
This project focuses on providing university students, alumni, and retired faculty email and calendaring services via the Live@EDU offering from Microsoft. This will include providing users of the system with 10 Gigabytes of email storage and 25 gigabytes of file storage. The system will integrate seamlessly with the current hosted Exchange service currently providing email to faculty, staff, and CU Anschutz Graduate students.
This project leverages the investment made in the Remote-Computing initiative. Through the use of thin clients and an expansion of the remote-computing infrastructure, virtual desktops and streaming/published applications will be piloted in labs and workstations across campus to text the viability of providing thin-client services to the campus as a whole. This technology promises improved security and manageability, greater availability, increased reliability and scalability, and lower cost of ownership.
Data Center Expansion and Upgrade
In an effort to better serve the CU Denver Campus, IT Services has been working to expand its data center to accommodate an ever growing technology infrastructure. Over the last few months, IT Services has been in the midst of constructing a 1000 square foot addition to its current communications center. This space will be used to house up to an additional 18 racks of infrastructure. This new data center is expected to be pressed into projection in the summer of 2010.
This project will create a web-based directory lookup application (E-Directory) that will have the ability to leverage data stored in different user data stores such as Oracle Identity Manager and the Telephone Database. This E-directory will effectively automate the creation of an interactive, online contact database for Faculty, Staff, and Students.
The University of Colorado recently entered into a site-license agreement with Microsoft. This license includes the use of Microsoft Forefront, which delivers end-to-end security and access to information through an integrated line of protection, access and identity management products. Forefront is said to include an anti-virus component that could possibly replace the University’s need for a third party solution such as McAfee or Norton Antivirus. This project investigates the capabilities of Microsoft Forefront to replace current anti-virus and security products.