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.
From the moment we become a member of the university community, we are assigned an Ohio State Username (lastname.#). Our identifying information gets transferred to various systems and modified as we transition from student to alumni to employee to retiree. But how does the university manage all of these transitions in information and affiliation type? How do we use a username and password to tell the difference between you and E. Gordon Gee and a newly enrolled student? Importantly, how do we ensure accuracy, security and privacy protection?
Due to maintenance costs and no foreseeable upgrade path to fully support Windows 7, the Office of the Chief Information Officer has discontinued selling, distributing, and supporting Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5.
Ghost is an enterprise disk utility program for disk imaging and deployment. It was last updated in 2008 to support Windows 2000/XP/Vista; 2000/2003 Server.
Securing institutional data is the goal of the Ohio State University IT Security Framework. The outcome of leveraging the OSU IT Security Framework is protection of the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of university research tools and data without disrupting the research process. Research institutions, like Ohio State, have great opportunities for collaboration.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer is retiring the university UseNet newsgroup service on April 4. The popularity of the service has dwindled dramatically since the evolution of the Web, social networks, blogs, mailing lists, and e-mail services.
If you have questions regarding this announcement, contact the IT Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-688-HELP (4357).
The Ohio State University continues its emphasis on managing the Information Security landscape with continued quarterly reporting in 2011. Units are required to report on encryption, critical server registrations and the systems in compliance with the newly instituted Client Computing Security Standard (CCSS - http://buckeyesecure.osu.edu/Policy/CCSS).