SAU Technology Projects

Here are overviews of the major technology projects currently underway at SAU.

This list is not comprehensive, but should demonstrate the significant amount of change and progress happening in SAU technology.

 In Progress

Network Rebuild

Purpose: Completely rebuild SAU wired and wireless computer network.

Benefits: Bring modern and robust wired and wireless network to SAU.

Timeline: Summer 2017 through Winter 2018

Completion: 47% 

Tentative Schedule

September 18-22 
Village A Wireless 
Village B Wireless 
Village C Wireless 
Village F Wireless  

Sep 25-29: 
Villages D, E, G wireless (Men's villages)
CCS switch replacement and Wireless 
Vallor House switch replacement and Wireless

October 2-6
all K-Houses switch replacement and wireless
Prop shop switch replacement and wireless

October 9-13
Apartments A, B, C, D, E, G, H Wireless

October 16-17
Dietzman access layer switching
Begin student center prep and planning

October 18-22:
Core rebuild (secure WiFi?)

October 23-25
SDH/SMC switch replacement and wireless

October 26 - Nov 3
Whiteman Gibbs

Nov 6-10
Art Building switch replacement and wireless

Nov 13-17
Poling wireless

Nov 20-24
Welcome Center switch replacement and wireless
Advancement switch replacement and wireless

Nov 27 - Dec 1
Library wireless

Dec 4-8
Fieldhouse wireless

Dec 11-22
Week before Christmas:
Student Center switch replacement and wireless 

J-Term:
Finish student center
Clean up anything we have missed
Ucomm switch replacement and wireless
ROTC House switch replacement and wireless
Dietzman wireless
HR switch replacement and wireless
120 Ogle St switch replacement and wireless
Tennis swich replacement
Soccer switch and wireless replacement
outdoor wireless

Implement RAVE Emergency Notifications

Purpose: Being true emergency notification system to SAU

Benefits: Targeted notification abilities

Timeline: Summer and Fall 2017

Completed: 70%

  Close to Completion

Implement TeamDynamix

Purpose: Replace previous Help Desk ticketing solution with full service management platform

Benefits: Self-service resources now available to SAU community to solve technical problems. Easy problem reporting and service request tracking.

Timeline: Summer 2017

Completion: 90%

Implement DeepFreeze Cloud

Project Purpose: Manage public Windows computer on SAU main campus

Project Benefits: Reduce number of servers, increase robustness of service

Timeline: Summer 2017

Completed: 95%

 Completed

Implement Microsoft Endpoint Projection

Purpose: Protect SAU-managed computers from viruses

Benefits: Cost-savings

Timeline: Summer 2017

Completed: 100%

Implement JAMF Cloud

Purpose: Manage SAU-owned Macs

Benefits: Reduce number of servers, increase reliability of service

Timeline: Summer 2017

Completion: 100%