Welcome to the Michigan Community College Information Technology Collaborative (MCCITC), a professional association for Information Technology Leaders within the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA). The purpose of the MCCITC is to foster relationships and build collaborative opportunities that strengthens the delivery of information technology services within the MCCA community. The MCCITC seeks to engage its community through the following:
- Joint Training Opportunities
- Sharing of Best Practices
- Solution Sharing
- Group Procurement
- Strategy Development and Alignment
To join the MCCITC private community please register here. You will recieve a confirmation email and will be granted access within 24 hours. Members can blog, connect to other peers and post questions within various online communities. Members can click on the the Dashboard link at the top to post a community Blog entry.
Annual CIO Meeting at Merit’s Users Conference – May 15-16
We are holding our first annual MCCA CIO meeting at the Merit’s Users Conference on Wednesday May 15th and Thursday May 16th. There will be two sessions on the 15th for MCCA colleges and a MCCA CIO breakfast on May 16th. Merit has graciously offered these sessions and breakfast to our group at no additional charge and has extended non-member pricing to all MCCA’s colleges. The conference has excellent keynote speakers, informative sessions and a cost effective venue for us to connect with one another, our K-12 partners and vendors.
Now through March 29, MCCA Colleges can register to attend the full conference for just $159 ($199 after that date). There are additional options to attend single days of the conference.
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This is the fifteenth year for this conference and it has something for everyone. One of my favorite sessions from last year was from Randy Schapel with Mott Community College on their home grown open-source SSD NAS for their Desktop VDI environment. For a great sample of the quality of keynotes, you may be interested in viewing a session from the 2011 conference archive on social engineering, “No Tech Hacking” http://www.merit.edu/videos/mmc/2011/no_tek_hack.wmv
Ellucian Live BUGMI Meeting April 9th, 2012
For those attending Ellucian Live, BUGMI will be meeting on April 9th starting at 11:30 am in Room 123 of the PA Convention Center. Please pick up your box lunch and then attend. Randy Jobski (Lansing Community College) will be leading the discussion along with our Customer Relationship Manager Patty Alworth.
Microsoft Office 365 Migration Webinar
We are planning a webinar in early May for those who may be interested in migrating to Microsoft’s cloud-based email service, Office 365. More details will be forthcoming.