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1 “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight”You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight - Jim Rohn (Motivational Speaker)

2 Current Software vs. Future Options

3 The following presentation is a brief glimpse of what UMass Dartmouth presently uses as its software and a look at other institution’s software suites as well as other possibilities. It is not intended as a mandate to change but an opportunity to explore where we are, where others are, and the possibilities that now exist or will exist in the near future

4 What other Institutions are doing UMass Dartmouth current software Other institution suites and software packages Present and future possibilities Pros/Cons Q & A Presentation Outline

5 What other Institutions are doing Large, Medium, & Small institutions Enterprise vs. College vs. Dept oversight Suites vs. standalone SW Proprietary vs. Open Standards Local vs. Web Apps

6 UMass Dartmouth Software http://www.umassd.edu/cits/hardware_software/software_licensing.cfm

7 Various other institution suites and software Large Universities Arizona State University https://techbase.asu.edu/wiki/index.php/Categor y:Software https://techbase.asu.edu/wiki/index.php/Categor y:Software University of Florida http://www.dental.ufl.edu/IT/helpdesk.php#suppo rtlist http://www.dental.ufl.edu/IT/helpdesk.php#suppo rtlist

8 Various other institution suites and software Medium University or College Amherst College https://cms.amherst.edu/offices/it/help/soft ware/available https://cms.amherst.edu/offices/it/help/soft ware/available

9 Various other institution suites and software Small University or College Southern New Hampshire University http://www.snhu.edu/1127.asp http://www.snhu.edu/1127.asp Wheaton College http://wheatoncollege.edu/IT_S/guides/software_ server.html http://wheatoncollege.edu/IT_S/guides/software_ server.html

10 Present and future possibilities Open Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_s ource_software_packages http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_s ource_software_packages Web Applications http://www.webapplist.com/about.php http://www.webapplist.com/about.php or http://www.allthingsweb2.com/ http://www.allthingsweb2.com/

11 Pros / Cons Pros Potentially more cost effective Learn from our past pitfalls & positives Use of “Best Practices” approach Right sizing, cost vs. needs

12 Pros / Cons Cons Learning curve while in transition Changes might cost more Add or redistribute personnel Additional Equipment (or newer)

13 Reality Check Where are we now? Are we where we need to be? If not, How do we get from here to there?

14 Conclusions What if….? You draw your own conclusions and send them to me at pwalde@umassd.edu pwalde@umassd.edu


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