First computer on campus (1967)
Banner Finance (2004)
Jones Hall opens.
Official birth year of W&M IT as we now know it. On November 3, 1997, the four departments that reported to the Associate Provost for Technology (Educational Media Services, Telecom, Computer Center and the Help Desk) merge into one department, creating what we now know as Information Technology.
AugustEmail addresses are shortened to @wm.edu, replacing @facstaff.wm.edu and @mail.wm.edu.
Blackboard Course Management System (known as Course Info) debuts in W&M courses.
The listserv ITINFO-L begins "disseminating IT news items that apply to wide segments of the community." This is an early version of the W&M Digest.
Beginning of Equipment Service Program to lease institutionally-owned computers.
First Fall Startup with W&M IT staff stationed in Residence Halls to assist students with connecting to the network before classes begin. Before 1999, students were charged by a local company for assistance.
Hurricane Floyd floods Jones Hall and the computer room. Mail moves to Sun Enterprise 3500 server. Carnegie Mellon's Project Cyrus is used to run the back end of mail on campus. SAP is installed on Sun Unix servers.
Y2K testing of administrative applications on the mainframe. Christmas on Ice causes widespread power outages for more than a week. Sun Enterprise 10000 and L11000 robotic tape library are installed for Unix growth.
JuneMain website is on Worthog, an AIX system.
NovemberWM Course Evaluations software is released.
Residential network authentication occurs.
OctoberPlanning "mini mainframe" replacement for real hardware.
MarchMini mainframe is installed, old mainframe hardware system is removed.
Last AIX machine is removed.
WM Digest goes live with condensed email announcements for faculty and staff.
Cascade web content management system is released.
Encrypted wireless is available, providing an additional layer of protection to Internet traffic.
Mini mainframe is removed.
Cisco CSS load balancer is replaced with Citrix Netscaler load balancer, offering more flexibility and manageability.
Calendar conversion to Microsoft Exchange begins.
Oracle calendar retires, calendar conversion is complete.
Conversion of campus phone system to VoIP is complete. VoIP replaces the aging PBX phone system. Calls are now transmitted through the network instead of an analog phone line.
New myWM webpage is implemented, replacing the Luminus platform.
Limited release of online course evaluation system for specific departments in Fall 2012 semester.
Start of eCommerce (credit card payment system) implementation. eCommerce system through TouchNet to include payment gateway, bill payment, marketplace and mobile technology.
Start of ID System Project, which replaces aging door access and transactions systems with one consolidated system to streamline data entry.
Final phase of online course evaluation system implementation, including the first evaluation period with all courses using new online evaluations.