Technology Advisory and Governance Group (TAGG)

Mission Statement

To work collaboratively as functional and technical users of the Technology Advisory and Governance Group (TAGG). We will advise and coordinate strategy, process, and the technologies that are integrated across the TAGG. The group will help ensure the integrity of these systems to the community of Western Michigan University.

Scope

TAGG systems include, but are not limited to, systems maintained by the virtual system, SAN, enterprise backups, University Firewalls, load balancers, routers, switches, access points, controllers, phones, cable TV infrastructure, monitoring of infrastructure services, university authentication systems, identity management system, enterprise and directory services, file and share area servers, monitoring of distributed computing devices, enterprise email, Microsoft products, collaboration tools, etc.)

Charges

  • Evaluate, assess, and prioritize user community requests to enhance or modify OIT’s infrastructure, security, desk side support, and collaboration services.
  • Prioritize resources to implement approved requests for enhancements to existing systems.
  • Develop and maintain a consistent plan of communication with University constituents.
  • Investigate new technologies and services that align with OIT’s infrastructure, security, desk side support, and collaboration environments.
  • Recommend technologies, services, and approaches to support and enhance the University's strategic direction.
  • Recommend, prioritize and monitor medium to large projects that impact OIT’s infrastructure, security, desk side support, and collaboration services.

Members

  • Jacob Lonc, (chair) Auxiliary enterprises
  • Don Weber, Arts and sciences
  • Chris Rand, Engineering and applied science
  • Joel Fletcher, OIT communication and collaboration
  • Bryon Glock, Extended university programs
  • Arnold Taylor, OIT customer support
  • Allan Poole, OIT deskside support
  • Erik Dantes, Facilities
  • Greg Lozeau, OIT security and privacy
  • Fawn Callen, OIT network infrastructure
  • Gaurav (GD) Dave, OIT infrastructure services
  • Scott Weber, Student affairs
  • Scott Russell, Library
  • TBD, Faculty member

2015-16 Requests

Request: Create a central PXE boot server

Sept. 10, 2014
Recommendation to research. Request LAN Managers explore option to have one PXE server for all imaging on campus.
Assigned: Distributed Computing

April 27, 2015
Submitted to OIT: Low priority for 2015-16 recommended projects

Request: WorkPlace Join

Feb. 11, 2015
Project will be ranked with other projects for 2015-16
Assigned: Distributed Computing

April 27, 2015
Submitted to OIT:
Low priority for 2015-16 recommended projects

Request: PCI 3.0 Network Segmentation

Mar. 11, 2015
Recommendation to implement
Assigned: Networking

April 27, 2015
Submitted to OIT: High priority for 2015-16 recommended projects

WMU becomes a member of eduroam

Sept. 10, 2014
Recommendation to research. Document the benefits for the university. How does it match our minimum network security requirements for faculty and staff? How does it compare to WMU_GUEST? Which side of the firewall should it live?
Assigned: Networks

Feb 19, 2015
Completed: WMU became a member of the eduroam secure wireless access service