McMaster IT Executive endorses two projects – June 2021
On June 3rd, 2021, the IT Executive committee met to review and discuss proposed IT initiatives that were endorsed through McMaster’s IT Governance standing committees. The following two projects were endorsed through the IT Governance framework. Please note: all documents are stored in MS Teams and you may be required to log on to view the documents.
Sensible Building Science (SBS) “Bridge”: There is an increasing need to adjust ventilation based on demand to meet various building strategies/operations, such as energy conservation, carbon reduction or COVID-19 measures. This pilot project will integrate Gilmour Hall (bldg. 20) and LR Wilson (bldg. 74) with Cisco’s DNA spaces with SBS’ Bridge software to provide Demand Control Ventilation in the spaces. The Bridge is a software tool that enables energy efficiency savings by demand control of the building’s HVAC systems. It functions by converting Cisco DNA Spaces WiFi connectivity data to occupancy data for specified zones. The proposal is available here.
CRM Strategy Proposal: McMaster University is on a CRM journey. In the past, there have been siloed CRMs on campus in various areas (MCE, Advancement, DSB), however, over the last two years we have undertaken a series of coordinated CRM assessment and evaluation activities to bring the institution closer to the opportunity of a unified CRM strategy. The IT Executive endorsed that the primary CRM for McMaster will be MS Dynamics 365 and that we are taking an institutional CRM approach. An institutional strategy ensures that all departments will benefit from the implementation, and central CRM resources will be available to accommodate consistency across the institution. A CRM governance framework will be developed, including a steering committee and will include the IT Executive for oversight. The proposal is available here.
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