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MN IT Cloud Project Descriptions

Information about each of the projects in the MN.IT Cloud portfolio is detailed below.

Active Directory Project Information

The objective of this foundational priority continues to be the combination of individual agency active directory (AD) systems into an executive branch active directory system that is centrally managed by a dedicated team.

The focus of this effort is to combine all user and resource (e.g., printers and computers) objects to the executive branch active directory system. This means all user workstation computers (e.g. laptops and desktops) will be joined to the new AD and end-users accounts leverage the new AD as their primary authentication domain, including authentication for print, email, instant messaging, and SharePoint services.

The goal of this project is to reduce the number of active directories by 75%.

EUCC SharePoint Project Information

The objective of the SharePoint project is to leverage and combine, where appropriate, individual agency SharePoint and other collaboration solutions into a unified whole that leverages MN.ITs investment in the cloud-based EUCC infrastructure.

Identity Access Management Project Information

The objective of this project is to develop IAM for use by the DHS modernized systems and MNLARS and to replace the existing Siteminder application.

Managed Hosting Project Information

The objective of this project continues to be to design and create a centralized executive branch enterprise server environment and to migrate all executive branch physical servers and virtual instances into an enterprise data center that is centrally managed by a dedicated team. The focus of this effort is to reduce the required number of physical servers within the executive branch through virtualization while moving workloads to standardized hardware platforms.

The goal of this project is to reduce the number of data centers to two, eliminating all non-enterprise data centers.

Mobile Device Management Project Information

The objective of this MN.IT Cloud project is to initiate and operate a common Mobile Device Management Service to manage state and personally owned mobile devices that are permitted to access state resources and data. This service will have two tiers to meet the varying functional and security needs of state agencies.

Single Service Desk Project Information

The objective of the Single Service Desk project is to create a Single Service Desk function for all executive branch agencies. Completion of this initiative will standardize and improve the way in which MN.IT Services provides the service desk function for all IT services, regardless of how or where they are delivered.

Web Content Management Project Information

The objective of the web content management project is to migrate state websites to one of three common web content management applications (Tridion, Drupal, SharePoint) based on business need and complexity.

Wide Area Network (WAN) Project Information

The objective of this foundational priority is to stabilize and create redundancy in the state WAN to reduce outages.

Workstation Management Project Information

The objective of the Workstation Management project is to combine all end-user computing devices under single management by a team and connect them to a centralized workstation management system.

Future Initiatives

Database Project Information

The objective of this project is to consolidate the function of database administration across all state agencies.

Middleware Project Information

The objective of the new Middleware service is to consolidate the middleware software infrastructure into the centrally managed data centers, reducing the amount of middleware infrastructure.

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