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Twenty-Thirteen and Beyond

by Sheila Hall on December 19, 2013 in Announcements

The Division of Information Technology has accomplished many goals throughout the 2013 year. From restructuring our personnel, implementing an improved wireless network, simplifying logins, being recognized as a MOE honoree, to deploying VoIP telephones, IT has been instrumental in supporting VSU’s missions.

We anticipate 2014 to be just as productive and innovative!

ClockWe wish you Merry Holidays and a Happy New Year.

We will be closed beginning December 21, 2013, thru January 1, 2014.

We will re-open January 2, 2014.

Maintenance

by Sheila Hall on December 19, 2013 in Announcements

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Before leaving for the holiday break, we recommend users close files and shutdown personal computers if possible.

Numerous upgrades and enhancements will be performed over the next three weeks. These upgrades are needed to improve service, functionality, and support.

Spotlight: IT Nationally Recognized

by Sheila Hall on December 18, 2013 in Spotlight

Lightbulb VSU IT was listed not once but twice as Honorees of the “Models of Efficiency” (MOE) national recognition program by the University Business Magazine.  The MOE program showcases colleges and universities that use technology and/or business processes to provide superior service, while maximizing resources.

Be impressed by reading the following published articles:

Winter 2013 Honoree: (Category: Information Technology)
“Information Technology at Valdosta State University: Student Staffing”
~ Joe Newton, Director of Infrastructure Support Services and Chief Technology Officer, highlights improvements made in the training of student assistants.

Spring 2013 Honoree: (Category: Academic Affairs/Student Retention)
Data Warehouse & Enrollment Management at Valdosta State University
~Brian Haugabrook, Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Andy Clark, Interim Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and Communications, Interim Director of Strategic Research discuss how developing the Data Warehouse helps VSU take actionable steps in retaining students.

 

Spotlight: IT Published Article

by Sheila Hall on December 18, 2013 in Spotlight

LightbulbBill Moore, VSU Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), published an intriguing article in CIO Review magazine entitled “Leveling the Playing Field” that addresses the underlying philosophy of working with off-campus service providers; specifically providing a checklist for success in dealing with SaaS (Software as a Service).

Read Bill’s article at http://www.cioreview.com/magazine/Leveling-The-Playing-Field-HIKR363158496.html