ShareIT Year in Review

ShareIT capped off its 2020-21 fiscal year with one of the strongest quarters to date, generating savings of over $3 million between January and March 2021! It was also a record-setting year for the team in terms of catalogue additions and PD&T. The ShareIT program added seven new contracts and hosted 29 information and knowledge building webinars for members. 

See below for more details on the value ShareIT was able to deliver this past year.

Current Catalogue of Offerings 

  • Adobe Licensing (PSI Only)
  • Audio Visual Hardware
  • Chatbots
  • Cloud Services Providers
  • End User Computing
  • IBM SPSS Licensing  (PSI Only)
  • Networking Hardware
  • Telephony
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
  • Web Conferencing

Check out the full ShareIT Catalogue of Offerings


ShareIT 2021/22 Procurement Roadmap 

The shared procurement team has created an infographic outlining what ShareIT members can expect for this year. (Click on the image to see a full-size version)


Updates on ShareIT Master Agreements 

Online Proctoring

Cybera has negotiated a significant drop (over 50%) in pricing for online proctoring licensing from Proctorio for ShareIT members. Proctorio has also updated its approach to data and security, enabling exam administrators to customize all security settings. Learn more

Chatbots

The Chatbots agreement is now live. Members can learn more about the awarded provider, ivy.ai, and discover how to leverage this agreement here

Web Conferencing

In May 2021, Cybera, working with its National Research & Education Network partners, signed a master service agreement with Kaltura for its virtual classroom solution for an initial term of 5 years, with options to renew for an additional 3 years and then 2 years. This contract is open to all ShareIT members. Learn more 


Upcoming PD&T Opportunities   

Rogers & Teams VOIP
Rogers – May 18, 2021 

Meeting the Network Challenges of a Remote Workplace 
CISCO – May 25, 2021 

Top 3 challenges faced by IT Departments in Education & Solutions
TopDesk – May 27, 2021

Sentinel – A Member shares their setup, deployment and lessons learned 
Coming Soon

CUCCIO Technical Benchmarking – Year One Results
Coming Soon

More information on these events are coming soon. Check out the PD&T events calendar on Cybera’s website for more details as they become available.

To request PD&T topics, follow this link


Join Slack! 

ShareIT has launched a member-wide Slack workspace to support communication and collaboration among members. Use this link to join!


About ShareIT 

The Alberta ShareIT Program is managed by Cybera, and led by the province’s post-secondary education sector. It leverages economies of scope and scale to give members access to IT hardware, software, and services. It also offers valuable knowledge transfer, skill-building, and cybersecurity opportunities.

ShareIT is open to educational institutions in Alberta that are members of Cybera. To find out more, contact: shareIT@cybera.ca.

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