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Project Updates

Network Security Assessment

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 4:11pm

Led by Dave Smallen, CIO at Hamilton, the CIOs have been collaborating on a shared contract for network security assessment, and have narrowed a robust group of RFP respondents to two finalist firms.  Meetings with the finalists are imminent, and an agreement for services is expected to be in place for fiscal 2011-12.

May 2011 Apple Purchasing Project

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 4:10pm

On May 17, representatives of all six New York Six campuses met with Apple’s Northeast Higher Education team to explore options for joint purchase of Apple products.  This meeting followed preliminary talks with the Upstate NY sales team, convened by Fred Damiano, CIO at Hobart and William Smith.  In summary, we have discovered discrepancies in Apple pricing across our campuses and we working with Apple to bring all of our institutions in line with the best pricing among our group, if not...

May 2011 Connect NY Update

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 4:09pm
  • We have made excellent progress on bringing our three non-ConnectNY member schools into that consortium, thanks to the persistent leadership of University Librarians Bart Harloe (St. Lawrence) and  Joanne Schneider (Colgate), who both serve on the ConnectNY executive committee, along with Randy Ericson (Hamilton) and Ruth Copans (Skidmore), among others.


  • Bart and Joanne have successfully negotiated a startup proposal for our consideration.  The cost of $122,...

May 2011 MediaShare Update

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 1:53pm
  • This semester, Colgate and Skidmore have been testing our “home-grown” streaming media solution with the assistance of faculty volunteers on each campus.  The results to date have been very positive from both the faculty and student perspectives.  The quality of the digital product has been good, and distribution using the commodity internet has been very close to the same quality as distribution over Internet 2.  These preliminary results would indicate that access to Internet 2 (which...

Connect NY

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 3:24pm

The Connect NY executive committee has received a proposal for the addition of Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith, and Skidmore, and has appointed a negotiating team to work with the vendor to iron out the details and bring the costs in line with our budget.  We expect an update on the progress of the negotiations in late March.More info. about Connect NY may be found here.