To our valued ShareIT members,
I want to first express Cybera’s appreciation for your continued support and participation in the AB ShareIT Program. The 2022-23 fiscal year saw a significant growth in both our shared procurement catalogue of offerings, as well as collaboration opportunities. Some highlights of the past year include:
- Four completed procurement projects:
- End User Computing Hardware v.2 – participating members: 25
- Networking Hardware v.2 – participating members: 15
- IT Services Roster Prequalification – participating members: 26
- Endpoint Detection & Response – participating members: 9
- Catalogue of offerings grew to 40 contracts
- ShareIT spend increased by 19%
- One new national collaboration with the Canadian University Council of CIOs (CUCCIO)
- AB PSI/CUCCIO Special Interest Groups (SIG) Pilot – participating members: 176
In the past year, ShareIT has brought together over 206 individuals in the education and higher education IT sector to share knowledge, build skills, and become a community. We can’t put a dollar value on this collaboration, however, it has become one of the most valued aspects of this member-owned and driven program.
During our member engagement outreach in 2022, we travelled over 4,160 km to visit 21 ShareIT member organizations. When we asked the question, “What do you value most about the ShareIT program?”, these were the top three responses:
It is a privilege and honour for Cybera to support and manage the ShareIT program for our members. We look forward to continuing to provide a valuable, responsible and sustainable service in the years to come.
– Mary Friedrich, ShareIT Manager
2022-23 Fiscal Metrics
Spend: $22.3M Estimated savings: $12.8M
New participation agreements: 20 Growth in spend over last fiscal: 19%
Cumulative Metrics (April 2017 – March 2023)
Spend: $84.7M Estimated savings: $50.9M
Spending & Savings by Fiscal Year
Current Catalogue of Offerings
View the full ShareIT Catalogue of Offerings
- Adobe Licensing (PSI Only)
- Audio Visual Hardware
- Cloud Services Providers
- *End User Computing Hardware
- *Endpoint Detection and Response
- *IT Services Roster
- IBM SPSS Licensing (PSI Only)
- *Networking Hardware
- Online Proctoring
- Phishing and Security Awareness Training
- Telephony Hardware and Services
- Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
- Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
- Web Conferencing SaaS
*Added during the 2022 – 23 Fiscal
New ShareIT Offerings
Additions from January – March 31, 2023
End Point Detection Response
A three-year Master Agreement with ISA Cybersecurity was signed May 8, 2023 for the Endpoint Detection and Response solution developed by SentinelOne.
SentinelOne delivers autonomous, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning cybersecurity for the endpoints, data centres, and cloud environments of today’s enterprises. Their solutions enable attack prevention, detection, response, and remediation across all major vectors, and encompass these functions and services:
- Extended Detection Response (XDR)
- Endpoint Platform Protection (EPP)
- Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP)
- Network Visibility & Control
- Optional security services to complement platform solutions
More information on this Agreement can be found on Cybera’s website.
IT Services Roster
The IT Services Roster — ShareIT’s largest collaborative project to date — is now available to be leveraged by all Members.
ShareIT hosted an overview session on April 18, 2023 for members and their procurement teams. It covered the scope of services and how to tap into the roster with a second stage procurement initiative. The recording of this session and related materials can be found on the ShareIT Wiki (ShareIT member access only).
IT Services Roster Offerings:
This agreement with Adobe reseller and VIP Level 4 provider, Softchoice, was renewed for an additional three (3) years. This contract will expire in May 2026.
For more information on this renewal, visit the Adobe services procurement page on Cybera’s website.
The Audiovisual Hardware agreement was renewed for an additional one (1) year and will expire in June 2024, with the option to renew.
For more information on this renewal, visit the Audiovisual Hardware procurement page on Cybera’s website.
Current Procurements in Flight
View the 2023/2024 Shared Procurement Roadmap
Vulnerability Assessment (VA) & Penetration Testing v2
The current VA and Pen Testing Master Agreement with EWA Canada will end on October 29, 2023. A new shared procurement initiative was kicked off in April 2023, with 14 participating members opting in. This RFx will be developed over the summer and we are expecting to post for open competition in early August.
Servers & Storage
We have 10 participating members that have opted to work with Cybera in the development of this Servers and Storage RFx. A kick-off session for this project is expected to take place in mid-June.
Note: If your organization is interested in participating in any of the above procurement projects, you may opt in at any point. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to participate or have any questions.
A formal invitation to information sessions will be posted on the Cybera events page and emailed to all ShareIT members in the coming days.
For all upcoming events, check out the PD&T events calendar on Cybera’s website.
AVI-SPL Hosted Contract Renewal Updates
June 8, 2023
10:00 – 11:00 am MT
This information session with AVI-SPL will cover new additions included in the contract renewal, as well as a six-point plan that will further elevate the services provided.
Provincial Microsoft Licensing Update
June 14, 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT
Compugen and the Alberta Department of Education will present key updates to be aware of for provincial Microsoft licensing. They will also answer your questions and let you know what value-added resources are available to educational institutions.
Notarius Digital Signature Information Session
June 22, 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT
This information session with Notarius will introduce its services and explore various use cases applicable to the higher education sector.
2022-23 Webinars and Knowledge Sharing Sessions
PD & Training sessions hosted by ShareIT in the last fiscal year: 14
Total participants: 495
To access the professional development and training slide decks and recordings, visit the ShareIT Wiki (ShareIT member access only).
|April 13, 2022||Automating paper-based processes: Softdocs|
|April 19, 2022||Enterprise Service Management Pt 2: University of Ottawa Demo|
|May 12, 2022||VDI Onboarding Session: ESTI|
|May 26, 2022||BlueJeans Kick Off Session: Cybera/BCNet/ORION|
|June 29, 2022||VDI Onboarding Session: Insight|
|September 14, 2022||New Master Agreement with HPE Aruba|
|September 20, 2022||Kickoff Session for New Master Agreement with WBM: End User Hardware|
|September 21, 2022||Networking Hardware Kick Off v2: Cisco|
|September 26, 2022||Azure Administrator Course – BCNet|
|September 29, 2022||End User Kick Off v2: WBM|
|February 2, 2023||VA & Pen Testing Retrospective: Cybera|
|February 22, 2023||AB PSI/CUCCIO SIG Kick Off: Cybera/CUCCIO|
|March 23, 2023||Telephony Call Centre as a Service Overview: Netagen|
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