UC NeXt Ideas
Ideas are the currency of the 21st Century, so collecting them, sharing them, and valuing them is the first step in creating a culture of innovation in the IT community at the UC!
As you are going through your day keep in mind that your ideas are important, they matter, and that others might help you with them, if they just knew about them.
Think of the UC Next platform - when you have that stroke of Genius, as the place to put these ideas, so that collectively we can move the bar across the system, and innovate faster with more alignment with our shared mission of Education, Research and Service!
The Information Technology Leadership council has agreed that a tool like UC Next is the kind of platform that the IT community of the UC needs!
They have agreed to look at our top 5 new ideas each month at their monthly meetings, that explains just how important the CIOs of the UC feel your ideas are!
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UC NeXt Ideas
Some video and rich media content should be stored / made available across the system.
Proposed by James Phillips on February 13, 2017
Are you keeping track of your IPs in Excel? Do you have to update your DHCP table, your DNS list, and your excel spreadsheet every time you assign an IP? Do you ever make a mistake? There's got to be a better way. Maybe something like a SolarWinds contract?
Proposed by Alex Feldwinn on November 22, 2016
Restart the effort to get a UC wide agreement with Piazza that honors the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LEARNING DATA PRIVACY PRINCIPLES AND RECOMMENDED PRACTICES
Proposed by Jenn Stringer on November 21, 2016
Electronic signatures save time, $, paper. They remove version control issues. They provide process and status visibility. The software can be integrated to systems of record. Etc.
Proposed by Marlita Kahn on November 19, 2016
Application of Barcode Scanning Technology to Inventory Management
Leverage our size to buy software licensing at low prices: Adobe Creative Suite, ArcGis, MatLab, SPSS, SAS, AntiVirus, etc. Run a central license server for the shared software too!
Proposed by Alex Feldwinn on November 16, 2016
The VMWare hypervisor is widely used to virtualize servers and applications across the UC, but no UC-level agreements exist comparable to the Microsoft MCCA agreement. The potential cost savings of a UC-wide agreement could be quite large given the large number of licenses in use.
Proposed by JAMES KIMMICK on November 16, 2016
As drones are being used more and more for campus research, UC campuses should be at the forefront for developing policies, training, providing resources and implementing the new technology in education.
Proposed by Peter Green on November 15, 2016
Many UC personnel use laptops for essential business while on business both in and out of the country. These systems often have important data that would be difficult to replace, but are not backed up with any regularity. Crashplan utilizes the Internet to back up data to the cloud and can be configured to notify systems admins of backup failures, allowing mitigation before data stores go stale.
Proposed by JAMES KIMMICK on November 15, 2016
Research is central to UC’s mission. And researchers are increasingly working with large amounts of data, which must be moved quickly, reliably, and conveniently to where it’s needed for computation or collaborative access. Obtaining a UC-wide agreement for a Globus subscription will help facilitate such data movement, allowing researchers to devote more of their time to doing science rather than ...
Proposed by Krishna Muriki on November 11, 2016
Campus-wide Device Enrollment Program for Apple Products
Campus-Wide Adoption of Asana Task Manager / Project Manager App
Implement accessible technology options for students, faculty and staff.
Proposed by Joshua Hori on November 09, 2016
Faculty and students need to have a professional web presence and ways to publish digital work online. The needs are diverse and local support is spotty. UC should negotiate an agreement with Reclaim Hosting through their “Domain of One’s Own” service (hosting, easy site creation, + solid technical support) so any faculty and students can have hosting for their own website or online project. Recla...
Proposed by Quinn Dombrowski on November 08, 2016
Not just for sales or "customers," SalesForce is a highly customizable online database service that several UC departments already use to manage outreach, social media, fund-raising, student tracking, alumni tracking, faculty and staff recruitment, email lists, event planning, etc. all in one place.
Proposed by JULIE MONROE on November 07, 2016