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  1. Infrastructure and eServicesSupport at ITC To Support KFUPM Strategic Plan Dr. Mamdouh S. Najjar, Supervisor Information & Communication Technologies KFUPM Strategic Plan Presentation ITC Services & Projects

  2. Our Goal: Services & Infrastructure Support We support base or foundation (hidden) systems essential for enabling productivity, by providing services, infrastructure, and facilities that support day to day activity. ITC Services & Projects

  3. The KFUPM Mission: The Mission:KFUPM is an institution of higher learning committed to: a. Preparing professionals empowered with the knowledge, skills, values and confidence to take a leadership role in the development of the Kingdom in the fields of science, engineering, environmental design and business. b. Producing research that contributes to the knowledge and sustainable development of the Kingdom and region by providing innovative solutions to identified economic and technical problems and opportunities. c. Providing a stimulating campus environment for the welfare of its students, faculty and staff, and offering outstanding professional services and out-reach programs to the society at large. ITC Services & Projects

  4. The Mission (a): and how we support it The Mission:KFUPM is an institution of higher learning committed to: KFUPM a: Preparing professionals empowered with the knowledge, skills, values and confidence to take a leadership role in the development of the Kingdom in the fields of science, engineering, environmental design and business. ITC a: ITC is committed to providing state-of-art technology to empower a mobile workforce by supporting all ends of IT activity from desktops/laptops (hardware and applications) to a wireless campus of the future. ITC Services & Projects

  5. The Mission (b): and how we support it The Mission:KFUPM is an institution of higher learning committed to: KFUPM b. Producing research that contributes to the knowledge and sustainable development of the Kingdom and region by providing innovative solutions to identified economic and technical problems and opportunities. ITC b. To support research ITC is committed to providing and supporting a high performance computing environment via servers, clusters, workstations, enhance NAS (network access storage) and SAN (storage area network) bandwidth to 10s of TeraBytes. ITC Services & Projects

  6. The Mission (c): and how we support it The Mission:KFUPM is an institution of higher learning committed to: KFUPM c. Providing a stimulating campus environment for the welfare of its students, faculty and staff, and offering outstanding professional services and out-reach programs to the society at large. ITC c. To support enhance Internet bandwidth, provide WiFi and WiMax (wireless) connectivity that includes open areas, provide efficient utilization of resources, and enhance its gigabit backbone infrastructure. ITC Services & Projects

  7. So what is involved • Resources (Including People, raising competency, arranging training) • Hardware (Servers, Work-Stations, Memory Upgrades, Clusters, High Performance Stations, etc) • Software (Programs, Applications, Configuration, Deployment, and Support) • Connectivity (Networking, Switches, Cables, Routers, etc) • Services and Support ITC Services & Projects

  8. How We Align • Our planned and ongoing projects include: • WiFi for indoors, WiFi/WiMax for outdoors, ADSL for homes (can also be made wireless) • LapTop distribution and support • Training and Competency building of our staff • Network Connectivity to all Student Dorms and Academic Buildings • Consolidation of Servers • Procurement of High performance machines for applications and research • Xxxxxx ITC Services & Projects

  9. Notes about our infrastructure • WiFi for indoors, WiFi/WiMax for outdoors, ADSL for homes (can also be made wireless) • LapTop distribution and support • Training and Competency building of our staff • KFUPM on the web and Faculty Information System • Storage and Backup services • xxxx • xxxx ITC Services & Projects

  10. Snapshot of KFUPM eServices • IP-TV • WWW, Email • Video conferencing • Online journals access • Student Information System, Registration • Web Courses • Smart Classrooms • Active Directory, LDAP ITC Services & Projects

  11. ITC Projects – And Other Activities • Enterprise Database Implementation (for ERP) • Document Management System (DMS) Implementation • Community College Support • Server Consolidation • Online Help Desk, Change Management & IT Assets Management • Network & Systems Management • KFUPM Portal • High Performance Computing (HPC) • Awareness for Faculty/Administration • Curriculum Delivery Systems Enhancements (Centra) • The Raed Project • Enterprise Storage & Backup • IT Security ITC Services & Projects

  12. Thank you ITC Services & Projects

  13. Making ITHappen – Some Interesting Numbers ITC Services & Projects

  14. Making ITHappen – Some More Interesting Numbers ITC Services & Projects

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  17. Future with Wireless -- WiMAX • Planned extension with WiMAX • Objective is to cover the entire campus, and add life to our quadrangle (in addition to mobility, flexibility) • Will be integrated with current WiFi infrastructure • Laptops and the wireless network (WiFi and WiMAX) will help improve academic programs • Faculty has enhanced support for eLearning technologies inside classrooms and everywhere • Effective teaching methods and learning experiences ITC Services & Projects

  18. Notebook Deployment Schedule October November December January February March April May June July August ICDL Students (1) Notebooks Deployed Frame Agreement Signed All Faculty Covered Faculty (PhD) Laptops Deployed Faculty (incl. Insts & Lecs.) Laptops Deployed ICDL Students (2) Notebooks Deployed Ongoing University Laptop Program

  19. What can KFUPM do with all this support? • Plan your teaching/learning and content delivery as if you are already in the campus of the future: • Request for training and learning (monitor the projects at ITC) • Try remote desktop from home, laptop (it is addictive) • Keep the LapTop in its place (on the lap, not on the table) • Use the Wireless Network intensively (try it in the KFUPM Library) • Read/Send eMail with PDAs • Try VOIP using Smart Phones • Use it for Intranet Services and Internet Access • Library (just updated) • Registration System • etc., • Update your profile on the web (at least start with your pic) ITC Services & Projects

  20. RAS Utilization Max: 174 connections (72.5%) Avg: 84 connections (35.0%) Current: 68 connections (28.3.5%) ITC Services & Projects

  21. Internet Bandwidth Usage Statistics (KFUPM-KACST) Internet Bandwidth usage statistics (Campus) ITC Services & Projects

  22. Internet Bandwidth Usage Statistics (ADSL) ITC Services & Projects