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WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Software and Technology Integration Policy
The following document will walk you through WiscWeb's policy relating to integrating or interfacing the service with other technology.
The WiscWeb team aims to provide key integrations with our service offering by regularly assessing new technologies that are adopted on campus. However, there are certain criteria that must be met in order for us to accommodate these tools. The following document will walk through the criteria we use when assessing whether or not to approve or deny software and technology integration requests within the WiscWeb service.
Does Support Exist for the Tool?
WiscWeb will only integrate technology that is campus-supported. A team must exist within DoIT or another department/division that offers guidance and instruction on how to use the tool. They must have a formal process for triaging support-related requests (i.e. a place we can direct our users in case they have questions about the use of the tool). Ideally, this team would maintain documentation on the technology and must be willing to answer questions about setup, use, maintenance, troubleshooting, etc.
Can WiscWeb Reasonably Support the Integration?
There are times when the development of the integration technology or plugin is simple, but long-term internal support for it may be more challenging. As a small team, we will have to assess how feasible it is for our team to take on long-term support of the technology we’d need to build in order to handle the integration.
Whenever we get asked for integrations, it is really helpful for us to understand why this option is important to your group. We will request the following information from groups looking for integrations with their WiscWeb websites:
- What is the business case? What does this integration help you to do that you cannot do currently?
- How does the proposed integration positively impact the University mission?
- What is the level of importance for this request? How urgent is it? Do you have a deadline for when this needs to be in place?