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On-Call schedules for numerous departments are created separately from regular employee work schedules and manually entered into one of the scheduling products as define in Section III.B, Paragraph 3. These schedules are again manually input into the AmTelco Call Center software and maintained by the M. D. Anderson centralized call-back service department.

The Ansos/One-Staff scheduling system maintains a bi-directional interface with the Kronos Time & Attendance system. Physician Scheduler does not.

Note: Ansos/One-Staff departments indefinitely.

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C.

Hardware and Operating Systems

Many of M. D. Anderson’s mission critical computer applications run on an IBM mainframe with a MVS/ESA operating system, DEC VAX minicomputers, and more recently, Unix-based open systems. Numerous departmental applications are Novell Netware, Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft 2000 or Macintosh OS server based. Microsoft Windows 2000 has become the predominant desktop configuration, with Apple Macintosh personal computers also in use in select areas of the campus. A handful of specialized departmental applications run on Sun SPARC stations with Sun OS (UNIX) as the operating system.

D. Networks

Ethernet (10&100BaseT) is currently the predominant network topology with a comprehensive fiber backbone. Since coverage of the backbone is 100%, all applications can be accessed from any location within M. D. Anderson. M. D. Anderson is continuing to upgrade segments of the network topology to the Gigabit Ethernet at 1000 megabits per second.

  • E.

    Enterprise Servers

  • M.

    D. Anderson has implemented large Compaq servers in either a clustered or a fully redundant

configuration. These servers support standard Lotus Notes electronic mail system, many Notes based workflow applications, and numerous Notes databases used in support of every mission area of the Institution. There are currently over 13,000 customers across the campus connected to M. D. Anderson’s set of enterprise servers.

  • F.

    Desktop Computing Standards

  • M.

    D. Anderson has adopted several desktop computing related standards, including Lotus Notes for

collaboration (electronic mail, calendaring, and collaborative data basing), Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and databases), and the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browsers.

G. Internet/Intranet Currently, M. D. Anderson supports both Internet and Intranet websites.

IV. Supplier Instructions and Requirements

A.

Equipment Acceptability

To ensure the availability of the equipment and stability of price, all proposed hardware, software, or any related features must be available for general sale or in current production on the date specified for

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