Initial Assessment: Significant network infrastructure improvements are necessary to ensure reliability, continuity, adequacy, and the operational sustainability of district network services. Affected network services include but are not limited to the following: PeopleSoft ERP and all interrelated or stand-alone enterprise applications, productivity and communication services including email and telephony, Internet and district-wide web resources, wireless services, network supported instructional services and student support services, network file storage and printing services, information access and reporting services, system restoration and archival resources, electronic access control and alarm systems, and public safety and emergency notification systems.
External technical assessments have identified network core architecture and equipment, Internet architecture and connectivity, and firewall security architecture and equipment as key areas of network vulnerability. Assessments conducted both at the colleges and at the district have identified needed infrastructure updates including networking equipment, power and environmental control systems, copper cable plant, fiber cable plant, and wireless infrastructure. These gaps are negatively affecting the student experience. The CampusWorks Second Opinion Technology Assessment Report [Ref 5] validated external and internal assessments [Ref 2, 3] and included recommendations from those assessments in the CampusWorks assessment report.
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Future Opportunities:Upgrade network capability as needed to maintain expanded use requirements and any new sites.
2. ACCJC 2014 Accreditation Standards