ECI Connect Migration

Migration Overview

All ECI Email accounts have moved to Connect - UCSB’s email and calendaring service powered by Google’s G Suite for Education. G Suite for Education is a collection of cloud computing productivity and collaboration software from Google. It includes Google's popular web applications such as Google email, Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Docs and Sheets. G Suite provides a complete package of communication and collaboration tools suitable for any device.

Why did we migrate to Connect?
  • Ultimately it is a better user experience with additional functionality
  • Google has better spam and virus protection
  • It is protected by legal contract (see here for details)
    • No scanning of your data for ad generation and no ads are displayed
    • FERPA compliant
    • A large number of ECI accounts previously forwarded mail to external providers and do so generally without protection of a legal contract
  • Additional collaboration functionality and security (MFA is available)
  • Again, it has become the standard collaboration tool used across campus

Who migrated to Connect?
  • Everyone with an ECI account (migration coincided and was coordinated with the ECE Connect migration)
    • All departments and centers that ECI hosted mail for
    • Faculty, staff, and students
  • Mailing lists will eventually be migrated to Google Groups

When did the migration occur?
  • Summer 2017: Please refer to the Calendar and Project Waves page

  • Connect Migration

    Project Communications
    Calendar and Project Waves
    Support and FAQs
    Detailed Project Status

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