Check out the Office of Information Technology's Year-in-Review 2011-2012 publication, which depicts our alignment with the AU Strategic Plan. Read about our upcoming and recently completed initiatives.
CIO Wins Award for Leadership in Higher Education Information Technology
Did you hear the news? On November 7th, CIO Dave Swartz received the EDUCAUSE Leadership Award in front of over 6,000 colleagues at the fall 2012 Annual Conference of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association advancing higher education through the use of information technology.
Online On Time - IT Onboarding Program Launches for New Staff
What does every new employee need as soon as they start work? You guessed it, a computer, a desk telephone, and basic access to the network and email. Learn about the partnership between the Office of Information Technology and Human Resources to develop a new process for the way newly hired full-time staff obtain basic IT access, so they can get up and running on their first day of employment.
Have the television commercials for Windows 8 got you eager to upgrade, now that it has been released? The Office of Information Technology would like to caution against immediately upgrading your personal computer, as there will inevitably be compatibility issues with some applications and support will be limited. AU will plan to migrate AU-owned workstations in the future.
Have you used the new AU mobile website? It is gaining in popularity with over 50,000 page views per month this fall. Check out the 14 applications that provide services in high demand from AU students, faculty, and staff.
Have you noticed that AU's Internet connection has significantly improved from the end of last year? That is because we more than doubled the capacity. Learn about the bandwidth and other network infrastructure upgrades that were made over the summer.
Have you seen the exciting new training courses that are being offered to the AU community? Learn about the new features of CommonSpot, 25Live, SharePoint, popular Colleague Financials reports, and Microsoft Excel advanced topics.
Do you want to be more informed to combat cybersecurity attacks at work or home? Take a few minutes to learn some tips to protect yourself, your family, and AU by viewing relevant security awareness videos from the collection of 30, 2 to 4 minute segments, branded as Reducing Your Digital Risk.
Have you ever wanted to update a university web page from your iPad or to connect to another resource remotely that requires you to be on the AU network? If so, you might want to learn about the Junos Pulse client that is available, after the latest upgrade to our Virtual Private Network (VPN).
With all of the campus construction either currently underway or planned for the next few years, it seemed prudent to map out the IT infrastructure standards and requirements. Learn about the recent effort to develop a comprehensive IT Infrastructure Master Plan.
Do you deal with a large volume of paper or electronic documents? If so, you may be interested in learning about the first implementations of Perceptive Software's ImageNow product. Learn about the pilot implementations and key features that merited a unanimous decision to recommend this solution.
Have you heard about the impact that Microsoft SharePoint Team Sites have been making for campus departments and cross-functional working groups? Learn how Team Sites are being used, what training courses are available, and how you can request a Team Site in the future.