One of the priorities identified by the University administration and that is also documented in the University Strategic Plan for IT 2012-2015 is to "Implement an alternate e-mail and calendaring system" that will do the following:
After months of careful deliberation, Microsoft Office 365 has been chosen to replace Lotus Notes as the University's faculty and staff service for email and more.
Microsoft Office 365 was selected as the next generation collaboration and productivity suite for many reasons. This product will provide Ferris faculty and staff with enterprise-grade communication and productivity services like email, online document editing and storage, instant messaging, and web conferencing. In addition, Microsoft Office 365 was able to meet our security and accessibility needs.
During the next few months, our IT staff will work on the implementation, communication, and training plan for the University. The conversion for the faculty and staff email is planned for Feb 2014 through March 2014.
If you would like to read the committee's full recommendation, please visit http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/mytechsupport/Lotus_Notes/Notes-Repl-Recommendation.pdf.
Last updated: 02-17-2014