The University’s replacement telephony service, Chorus, has now been delivered to approximately 8000 users following the completion of the second implementation tranche.
The review of this tranche has highlighted the need to re-emphasize the process for rolling out Chorus and the vital role of departments and divisions in ensuring that their own implementations are successful.
The key elements are:
- Providing accurate data on telephony requirements
- Ensuring networks are ready for delivery of the system
- Agreeing local roles and responsibilities in advance and delivering on the day(s) of implementation.
The Chorus project team has worked hard to ensure business and technical engagement is undertaken sufficiently in advance to assist this work. The implementation process is outlined on the project website http://projects.it.ox.ac.uk/icp-implementation.
Chorus implementation is due to complete in spring 2018. The third tranche (April-June) has just begun, with tranche four (July-September) arrangements already underway.
The schedule for decommissioning analogue telephone exchanges is available on the project website at http://projects.it.ox.ac.uk/icp-timeline.