Office of Technology Services (OTS) will soon begin migrating all faculty and staff email accounts and calendaring to a Gmail and Google Apps for Education environment. The migration will be scheduled department by department. Individual users will be provided with self-migration tools. OTS staff will be on hand for each department’s migration to assist. Student email accounts were migrated in 2011.
Highlights of the change for faculty and staff include:
• Keep your existing @iit.edu or @stuart.iit.edu email account
• Gmail environment replaces Webmail for viewing email over the Internet
• Messages in existing email accounts will be automatically moved to Gmail and tools are available to migrate downloaded/archived email as well. Post-migration all email goes directly to the Gmail environment
Email account quotas are increasing from 200MB to 25GB in Google Apps.
• Existing Sun One calendar disabled at time of migration for individual users; manage future calendar items through Google calendar