PC Replacement Plan

IT Services is in the second year of a five year plan to refresh and decommission the number of open-access PCs owned and managed by the unit. In conjunction with Room Allocations, Estates Services and the Library an in-depth analysis of usage was carried out on all labs and a decision has been made not to replace certain PCs coming to end of life in summer 2017.  In order to minimise impact to users, only PCs that have scored lowest using the agreed weighted scoring mechanism will not be replaced.

Please also note that SUAS (Stand Up And Surf PCs) as a service will be ending.  SUAS PCs will be removed from service as they come to end of life.

Summer 2017 - changes to computer labs due for replacement:

  • Health Sciences Centre, room D114 and room D115, 106 PCs to be replaced with an additonal 14 to be installed, bringing the room's new capacity to 120 PCs
  • Health Sciences Centre, Library, room D113a, 16 PCs (8 to be replaced)
  • Mater Hospital, Catherine McAuley Centre, computer room, 8 IT Services owned PCs to be removed and 3 School purchased PCs to be installed
  • School of Veterinary Medicine,  room 106, 31 PCs to be removed (School to re-allocate space to another purpose)
  • UCD Engineering & Material Science Centre, room 321a, 48 PCs to be relocated to UCD Science Centre West, room B101b (due to re-allocation of space in Engineering)
  • James Joyce Library Level 4, 24 PCs to be removed 
  • Richview Computer Room, 15 PCs to be removed

Installation and Removal Dates 

Location Removal Date Installation Date
School of Veterinary Medicine,  room 106 Wed 7th June 2017  
James Joyce Library Level 4 Wed 7th June 2017  
Health Sciences Centre, Library, room D113a Fri 9th June 2017

completed

Health Sciences Centre, room D114 and room D115 Fri 9th June 2017

completed

Richview Computer Room Fri 28th July 2017  
Mater Hospital, Catherine McAuley Centre, computer room Wed 2nd Aug 2017 completed
UCD Engineering & Material Science Centre, room 321a Wed 19th July 2017  
UCD Science Centre West, room B101b   completed

 

Communication schedule:

Date Action Communication Channel Audience
February Inform College Principals,
Heads of Schools
Email College Principals/HOS
March Inform key users of changes Email Key users of the facilities
April Raise awareness amongst student body

Student eZine

Student users & all students 

May Post signage locally

Signage on lab doors

Users of the space and
staff in buildings

May Raise awareness at School level Email School via InfoHub targeted comms 

Unicare screens in relevant buildings

College staff (and students)
July Raise awareness generally amongst staff Story in 'All Staff eZine' All staff
September Reminder message to returning students  Email Returning students

Should you have any queries in relation to this project please contact the IT Helpdesk at ithelpdesk@ucd.ie or 01 716 2700.