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Tech Talk: Moving Data and Email

February 27, 2015

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Information Technology (IT) Department presents this series of Bert’s Alerts articles intended to share updates at CWI as well as relevant technology topics.

Office 365 Migration
CWI’s email migration is continuing and IT has already migrated over 700 email accounts. The migrations are proceeding as scheduled and the process remains on target. This weekend IT will have all staff account migrations complete. All faculty accounts should be migrated by the next weekend. IT appreciates continued patience with this process.

Data Center Move
In an effort to continue providing better service to technology users at CWI, the College will be undertaking a move of its data center services to a new provider, Involta, in March. The data center is where all of the major servers for things such as Colleague, Blackboard, Telephones, and File storage are found.

There are several reasons to move a data center. The primary reason is to reduce costs. Another reason is to be able to build better redundancy for centralized services by having access to many different network service providers such as CenturyLink and Level 3.

IT has scheduled this move for the weekend of March 21—the beginning of Spring Break. During that weekend there will be no access to things such as Colleague, Blackboard, and myCWI. IT will not begin the work until classes have ended on March 21 and will have everything operational some time on March 22.