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||MyUH Portal Implementation Project
||Implement portal services on new hardware and software.
||Provide for all campuses a flexible
on-line environment for accessing services and enhancing learning,
productivity, and community involvement.
Rollout: Dec. 2002 - Aug. 2003
For Support questions please
send email to the portal team
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact the ITS Help Desk at 956-8883 (Oahu),
Phase I - Implementation of a University of Hawai'i MyUH Portal
Phase I establishes the foundations for our new
The elements of Phase I include the following:
- Industrial Strength Servers and Services
- The computer and storage array are designed for high availability
and are designed to limit single points of failure. If a system
board dies, the system can automatically fail the board and and
resume operations; if a disk drive dies, the system can on-the-fly,
swap out the failed drive and engage a hot spare, rebuilding it
with parity data while the system continues providing services.
- Webmail - A secure, web-enabled
imap client with built-in spell-checker that
can be used from home or work, locally or abroad to provide easy
access to e-mail (MyUH E-Mail (pdf)).
- Enterprise WebCalendar
- Finally, a centralized, widely available tool that fits the
way we collaborate in a complex, multi-campus University environment.
A centralized calendaring tool will greatly facilitate our constant
need to collaborate and coordinate with our colleagues through
the UH community (MyUH Calendar (pdf)).
- Secure Access - There are a variety of protocols underlying our use of e-mail,
logging into remote systems, transferring files, etc. Increasing
those protocols are being replaced by secured protocols. Secured
protocols encrypt your information so that intercepted packets
do not easily reveal their contents. We will be steadily moving
toward secured protocols and prohibiting the use of unsecured
- Automation of Class Mailing Lists - Automatically establishing class mailing lists at the beginning
of each semester will facilitate instruction for Instructor who
include e-mail as a communication option.
- Palm Calendar Synchronization - Provides calendar synchronization with Personal Data Assistants
- White Pages (as opposed to yellow pages) - Modern e-mail clients have an
LDAP option that makes e-mail address lookups readily available. In
the University setting it is necessary to consider FERPA
requirements as well. (Sept. 2003)
Phase II - Implementation of Additional Features
Phase II builds upon the Phase I foundation and extends the
portal to other segments of the UH community. The elements of Phase II include but
are not limited to the following:
- First.Last Name Support - Those that prefer their email formatted as email@example.com
will have that option, primarily on a first come, first serviced
- Administrative Portal