OIT to pilot Google Apps Education Edition for faculty and staff

OIT is moving forward with a phased testing process to migrate faculty and staff to Google Apps Education Edition. This action was recommended by the NexGen E-mail Task Force, which was charged last spring by Dr. Marc Hoit, vice chancellor for information technology, to explore the next generation of e-mail systems for university employees. This fall, the report received endorsements from the Messaging Technical Oversight Committee and Campus IT Directors.

The NexGen E-mail Implementation Team will begin the four-phase process to test Google Apps Education Edition’s suitability to meet faculty and staff’s diverse needs for a unified e-mail and calendaring solution.  For information about the next stages of this process, please review the NexGen Implementation Charter.

The team working on this project will be co-chaired by Chris King, OIT assistant director in Technology Support Services, and Dan Green, director of Information Technology in Electrical and Computer Engineering. You can follow progress on the project as it gets underway on the NexGen E-mail Project Web site.