Effective October 1, 2011 the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) will no longer provide Meet Me Conferencing service currently requested through Ohio State’s Directory Assistance operators (2-OHIO). The decision to end this service is the result of a year-long evaluation of OCIO service offerings with the objective of determining how to maximize resources to best serve the greater needs of the university community.
As part of the university's ongoing efforts to protect sensitive personal information, the 19-digit code on student, staff and faculty BuckID cards has been classified as restricted data. This is not the 8- or 9-digit student or staff ID number, but the 19-digit code that corresponds with the magnetic strip on the cards and provides access to funds, meal plans, and door access.
PGP Desktop 10.1.1 has been released. On August 21, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) enabled PGP software update alerts and notifications were sent to each computer that has PGP Desktop installed.
PGP Whole Disk Encryption provides comprehensive full disk encryption for all data on desktops, laptops, and removable media. PGP protects data from unauthorized access, providing strong security for intellectual property, customer and partner data. A PGP license is required.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is pleased to announce that the Identity and Access Management (IdM) team will begin go-live activities on August 9-12 to implement the final phase of the program’s first release.
Completion of these go-live activities result in:
On July 29, OCIO will stop distributing Core FTP from its Site Licensed Software page. Core FTP is a Windows-based file transfer protocol (FTP) client. Currently, the free open source software does not support all the new Secure FTP (SFTP) requirements for OSU Web hosting content updates. As a replacement, OCIO is now distributing FileZilla, a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client. For Windows FTP client software details, see OSU Site Licensed Software at osusls.osu.edu.
With the release of eTimesheet and eLeave, university timekeeping processes will be simplified and streamlined. These web-based applications, developed in partnership by the offices of Business and Finance and Chief Information Officer, began rolling out across campus in June after several successful pilots within the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering, as well as with Enrollment Services and Undergraduate Education.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer’s Senior Director for Enterprise Applications, Andy Jackson, is leaving Ohio State on July 12 to join Allied Electronics in Ft. Worth, Texas, as Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
Chief Information Officer Kathy Starkoff said, "Jackson has the proven ability to be an outstanding CIO
A critical defect in one of the Identity and Access Management (IdM) system connectors was identified during the June 24-26 cutover activities prompting OCIO to suspend the launch of my.osu.edu until it can be resolved. The university community should wait for further announcement on its availability.
Soon the Identity and Access Management (IdM) Program will implement the foundation of a new IdM system. There are other key changes and best practices related to implementation of the new IdM system and my.osu.edu with which the Office of the CIO would like you to be familiar.
A “facelift” is in the works for webmail.osu.edu, the landing page for web access to university-provided e-mail systems for faculty, staff and students. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and University Communications are working jointly on the page updates and will implement them in two phases.