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Information Services to update communication, collaboration technologies

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(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

Beginning in 2022 and continuing over the next several years, Information Services will make changes to some of the university's communication and collaboration technologies. These changes are expected to improve system usability, increase security and privacy of technology tools, support flexibility for faculty and staff, and lower the total cost of ownership of these systems.

The upcoming changes include:

  • Moving DePaul's email platform to Exchange Online
  • Implementing a new voicemail platform
  • Incorporating voice technology into Microsoft Teams
  • Migrating the U: drive to OneDrive
  • Migrating the W: drive to Microsoft technologies

The project will begin with the voicemail platform update and email platform migration. These changes will occur unit by unit.

“For much of the work, most folks will not notice the migration," says Bob McCormick, vice president for Information Services. “We plan to develop a model for each individual unit as we recognize some aspects of the migration will not be one-size for all, and we will ensure that we minimize any disruption."

Similar to past migrations, Information Services will work with a liaison from each unit to help ease transitions, improve communication, and ensure teams implement solutions as smoothly as possible. Information Services is working with deans and vice presidents to identify liaisons for their respective units.

Information Services will share more information via Newsline and unit liaisons as it becomes available in the new year. Questions may be directed to Information Services via email or (312) 362-8200.​