Campus IT employees to pilot Google Apps @ NC State

As an early step in the process of moving faculty and staff to Google Apps @ NC State, OIT has migrated a small number of campus IT employee accounts into the same email service that students have been using since the fall. These are the first of a series of early migrations, which will later include other faculty and staff representatives. 

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

Early adopters are currently testing the employee migration process in order to streamline it for a subsequent migration of other university employees. After significant planning and testing, OIT will move email accounts of current Unity/Cyrus email users to Google Apps, followed by GroupWise users’ accounts. 

An update on this topic will be a part of an overall email services meeting to be held with campus IT staff at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17 in the D.H. Hill Library Auditorium.