Information Technology (IT) consults on campus projects.

Projects

IT Project Requests 

If your department is planning a project that requires IT resources or time that equals or exceeds 40 hours, please notify us using the IT Project Intake Form. Additional information about IT Project Requests can be found on the WPI Hub. Notifying the IT department in the early stages greatly increases the project’s success! 

In addition to partnering with departments across campus, IT is regularly involved in projects for enterprise, security, infrastructure, and operations. Here are some highlights of our project work.

Current IT Projects

  • Banner Historical Data Migration 

  • Name Change Processes: Preferred, Legal, Username, and Email Address

  • Contingent Identity Management Process

  • Address Validation Project

  • Onboarding/Access Form

Recently Completed IT Projects 

  • ID and username generation
  • Storage Changes: Details about the phased implementation are on the WPI Hub.

 

More details are available in the Featured Projects below!

CONTACT
Phone: 508-831-5136
Fax: 508-831-5483

Current and Recently Completed IT Projects

South Village Residence & Student Center Updates

IT partnered in this Facilities-managed project which expanded from the original three residences by adding six additional residences and the student center. IT highlights included upgrading the South Village uplink to 10Gb direct connection back to the main campus, upgrading networking in the additional buildings. Supporting safety as a high priority of Residential Services and Campus Police, IT installed in each building: a Blue Phone and camera system tied into the CPD main surveillance system, card access, along with monitoring on doors and fire alarms. ATC added TVs and digital signage in the Student Center and new Residence Halls

Storage Changes

To improve data availability and security as well as reduce cost, file storage changes are being made by WPI Information Technology (IT) during Spring/Summer 2022. Details about the phased implementation are on the WPI Hub. Three of the four phases are complete.

Banner Historical Data Migration

WPI’s Ellucian Banner application will be retired, and the associated Oracle database and servers will be decommissioned. All operations have been transitioned out of Banner and into other systems of record (e.g., Workday, PowerFAIDS, Salesforce, Slate). Banner legacy data required for records retention, compliance, and reporting purposes are moving to other systems of record and to AWS Redshift. Department leads are working with IT on transitioning this legacy data for future access. Additional details and the timeline are on the WPI Hub.