To advise all school locations on the importance of completing the school site migration to Dadeschools.net.
A recent audit of the
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) district network by the E&Y
auditing firm has recommended that all school site computers (not
currently in the Dadeschools.Net domain) be migrated to the new
Dadeschools.Net domain as quickly as possible. This recommendation was made in
order to increase the overall security posture of
The migration of all computers and servers into the Dadeschools.net domain has been an ongoing goal for the district. Besides the benefit of reducing overall cost of ownership to the district, having every computer and server on the MDCPS network in one domain will significantly reduce vulnerabilities identified in the audit.
In addition, the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) in conjunction with Microsoft is developing a new MDCPS District Portal technology that will provide new and exciting services to teachers, students, parents and MDCPS employees alike. Access to this new portal technology will be greatly facilitated by MDCPS school site computers being migrated to Dadeschools.Net.
In order to comply with the E&Y audit finding, it is mandated that all school sites not yet migrated to Dadeschools.Net take immediate action to do so by August 20, 2007. Please remember, ITS resources are limited. If a school chooses to wait until the summer to begin their migration, adequate resources may not be available. In order to begin the migration to Dadeschools.Net or ask questions regarding this directive please contact Paul L. Dunn at (305) 995-3782 or e-mail AD-Deploy@Dadeschools.net .