Modernising Oxford's communications
The Integrated Communications Project (ICP) is delivering a replacement for the University's telephony system, which goes out of support in late 2017. The new communications system is called 'Chorus'.
The objectives of ICP are to:
- Replace the telephony system.
- Enable the use of common infrastructure for the delivery of voice and data services.
- Provide access to additional functionality for those that want to use it.
- Provide supporting communications and business change activities for the new technology.
- Agree with the collegiate University a future funding model for telephony and Unified Communications.
The Chorus main implemetation started in October 2016 and is expected to complete in Spring 2018.
Key benefits for the collegiate University
- Timely and well-planned replacement of the existing telephony system will prevent the increased risk of service failure when support is withdrawn in 2017, and ensure ongoing sustainability of the voice service.
- The option to use unified communications will give staff and students increased flexibility.
- There will be significantly improved disaster recovery and business continuity capability.
Things you need to know about Chorus: learn what Chorus is and how it will affect you.