Questions and answers

Last changed: 07 March 2024

Here you can find frequently asked questions and answers regarding the IT Infrastructure Upgrade Program. If you cannot find your question, please feel free to contact the program management.

What does the program include?

The program includes the development of network, email, identity management, SharePoint, IT platforms, server infrastructure, research IT, and IT security.

Why is the IT Infrastructure Upgrade Program being implemented?

The IT Infrastructure Upgrade Program is being implemented to ensure that SLU can meet the opportunities and needs of digital transformation, as well as contribute to the transition to a more sustainable society and increased quality in operations according to SLU's strategy for the years 2021-2025.

SLU's IT infrastructure is generally outdated and neglected, which hampers the work of teachers, researchers, and support services on a daily basis. Additionally, the need for IT security is increasing, partly due to new regulations for IT security developed by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB).

By coordinating various projects and feasibility studies within a comprehensive program, SLU can ensure a sufficiently stable and secure platform for the focus area of "SLU in the digital society" and comply with MSB's new regulations for IT security.

What is the goal of the IT Infrastructure Upgrade Program?

The goal of the IT Infrastructure Upgrade Program is to develop infrastructure and system capacity, as well as ensure the necessary competence and expertise to meet the opportunities and needs of digital transformation.

How will IT-infralyftprogrammet affect SLU?

During the implementation of projects related to the IT-infralyftprogrammet, temporary planned disruptions may be required for IT systems and services, which will limit the access to IT solutions. These will be communicated to the relevant parts of the organization well in advance of the events.

In order for the projects to be successfully implemented, individuals from different parts of the organization will occasionally need to be involved to contribute with ideas and requirements, for example through interview sessions or participation in reference groups.

After the completion of the program, SLU will have an improved IT infrastructure and system capacity, which will increase efficiency and security in the operations at SLU.

When is SLU expected to have a new and stable network?

A new network will be gradually implemented, starting during the autumn semester of 2023 and continuing throughout 2024. We currently do not have a specific date set for when the new network will be operational. During the spring, a design process is underway to help us plan the work for the autumn and determine a more precise date. Stay tuned for updates in the "Current" section on this page to stay informed about the latest developments.


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Information about the program is provided continuously via several channels and here on the employee website.

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