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We are in the process of identifying and laying out funding for a disaster recovery site outside of the east coast corridor.  Does anyone currently deploy a hot or warm site for your school and if so, what vendor did you select and are you happy with their performance so far? 

 

Also, does anyone use SunGard Availability Services for disaster recovery?  I would be very interested in discussing the successes and/or failures in using them.  We are a Banner school and the obvious integration with SunGard would be an added benefit for us.

 

Thanks and Best Regards,

 

Bill Hobbs

Director, Networks and Operations

Department of Information Technology

 

Rollins College
-422 W. Fairbanks Avenue - Box 2748

Winter Park, FL  32789
(Office: 407.628.6381

*whobbs@rollins.edu

:http://www.rollins.edu

 

A ROLLINS EDUCATION. GREATER CONNECTIONS.

 

 

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We use SunGard for hosted and managed services of our Oracle eBusiness suite as well as our portal and web site.  We opted with moving everything offsite as opposed to a disaster recovery scenario.  Of course we are much closer to the Atlantic than you are. J  We have been using them for over 4 years now.  I will be happy to provide you any details off line.   We are also hosting our PeopleSoft student system with Cedar-Crestone who is housed in the at the SunGard Alpharetta Georgia facility.

 

Thanks,

Cindy Bixler
Chief Information Officer 

600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd

Daytona Beach, FL

Phone 386.226.7959





 

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We are in the process of evaluating our Educational Space for recommended renovations. I wanted to see what others have done. If you have recently gone through a similar process, I appreciated any feedback. In particular, regarding the following areas:

 

Computer Lab

Gross Anatomy Lab

Multi-purpose Room (can be used for small group teaching, student break-out sessions, administrative meetings)

Simulation Center

Testing Center

 

Thanks,

 

Jim

 

Jim Boyce, MBA

Director of IT @ NJMS

New Jersey Medical School

Technology Support Services

185 South Orange Avenue

Medical Science Building, A-550

Phone: (973) 972-7723

E-mail: james.boyce@umdnj.edu

Website: http://njms.umdnj.edu/it@njms/

 

 

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Hello,

We recently renovated one of our small buildings (housed our art gallery and offices) into our new center for international studies - in it we have a very large classroom, a smaller classroom, lobby, meeting rooms, offices and a kitchen.  In the classrooms we put instructor podium/cart, smartboard, integrated projector, mac mini and accessories, multi-region dvd (and vcr - they're scarce), satellite TV feeds, document camera.

Critical to the success of the spaces was that we wanted the ability to have open floor plan/easily change the layout of the room (except for the instructor station which we don't want moved).  We equipped the space with fold down "nesting" tables on casters and student/guest chairs on casters.  Instructors and other meeting holders are able to easily rearrange the rooms on their own without additional assistance.

The space opened to very positive reviews and the furniture has been a big factor in the usefulness/adaptability of the rooms.

Best,

Janice

On 10/17/2011 3:18 PM, Boyce, James wrote:

We are in the process of evaluating our Educational Space for recommended renovations. I wanted to see what others have done. If you have recently gone through a similar process, I appreciated any feedback. In particular, regarding the following areas:

 

Computer Lab

Gross Anatomy Lab

Multi-purpose Room (can be used for small group teaching, student break-out sessions, administrative meetings)

Simulation Center

Testing Center

 

Thanks,

 

Jim

 

Jim Boyce, MBA

Director of IT @ NJMS

New Jersey Medical School

Technology Support Services

185 South Orange Avenue

Medical Science Building, A-550

Phone: (973) 972-7723

E-mail: james.boyce@umdnj.edu

Website: http://njms.umdnj.edu/it@njms/

 

 

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At Indiana University Bloomington, we have completed two major renovations of computer labs, transforming traditional computer labs into spaces that provide many more opportunities for collaborative learning while also continuing to provide space for individual work. On our Indianapolis campus, we just completed the renovation of a space that is now being used as a multipurpose testing center facility.  This new facility supports a wide range of testing while also providing open lab space when not in use for testing.  

 

We are in the design phase for the renovation of a large, multipurpose space on our Bloomington campus that has some similarities to what Janice described in her post.  This new space at IU will support collaborative learning for ~130 students that can also be re-configured to accommodate large, formal lectures.

 

We are happy to share before and after photos of the completed spaces and the planning that went into all of the spaces if you’d like more information.

 

Stacy

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Anastasia S. Morrone, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Learning Technologies, Office of the Vice President for IT and CIO, Indiana University

Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Education, Indianapolis

 

Hello,

This email is an add on to my previous response.  A couple of people asked me for photos and I can get these (I somehow became the resident photographer for the Liebowtiz project).  I also wanted to say that we put MS Windows on the mac minis to make them overall more useful to the presenters/staff there.  Also, we enable presenters and instructors to also bring and hook up their own laptops as well.   I'm attaching the link to an article about the Liebowitz Center for International Studies that appeared recently in our Newroom on-line magazine:

http://www.simons-rock.edu/newsroom/headlines/liebowitz-center-for-international-studies

Best,

Janice


On 10/17/2011 3:18 PM, Boyce, James wrote:

We are in the process of evaluating our Educational Space for recommended renovations. I wanted to see what others have done. If you have recently gone through a similar process, I appreciated any feedback. In particular, regarding the following areas:

 

Computer Lab

Gross Anatomy Lab

Multi-purpose Room (can be used for small group teaching, student break-out sessions, administrative meetings)

Simulation Center

Testing Center

 

Thanks,

 

Jim

 

Jim Boyce, MBA

Director of IT @ NJMS

New Jersey Medical School

Technology Support Services

185 South Orange Avenue

Medical Science Building, A-550

Phone: (973) 972-7723

E-mail: james.boyce@umdnj.edu

Website: http://njms.umdnj.edu/it@njms/

 

 

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