Last year the Technology Commercialization Office brought together developers from OCIO, the College of Arts and Sciences Technology Services and University Communications to create the University Code Repository (UCR), a hub for the code written across the university. The platform is Ohio State-centric and allows for openly sharing source code for other developers to use or manipulate. Coders from all areas of Ohio State have realized the true value of UCR, as the number of users grew and projects more than doubled, jumping from 519 to 1064.
There are a lot of questions surrounding the current Carmen outage. Our ODEE partners continue to provide the campus community with as much information as possible while system restoration and testing efforts continue, as explained in the following ODEE news blog article.
On Sunday, November 9, we took Carmen down for a routine maintenance task - expanding the space available for uploaded files. During that time, we encountered an error in how the different parts of the system communicate with each other and immediately stopped the task. The error was significant enough that it required us to restore from a backup copy of Carmen.
Early in October, Splunk held its annual conference for users worldwide, .conf2104. During this conference, one of our own resident Splunk experts was recognized for his outstanding achievements using the log management software.
Mark Runals, Senior Security Engineer, won one of Splunk’s 2014 Revolution Awards, the Innovation Award. Recipients of this award have solved problems in their organizations by utilizing Splunk software in a unique way.
Are you responsible for identifying and remediating vulnerabilities for your team or department? If so, you won’t want to miss this information about recently announced, serious vulnerabilities that could pose a threat to you and your colleagues.
The results from the 2014 OCIO Technology Poll are available and the report is positive. The Information Industry satisfaction benchmark of 72.3% was again beaten by OCIO per the 2014 survey, with our overall service satisfaction rate of 74.3%. Great job OCIO Team! Check out a quick read high-level summary of the report via the "Read more" link. And for those who like the details, the article also contains a link to the full survey report.
Did you know that Ohio State offers all students, faculty and staff a free and easy way to share files and folders online? BuckeyeBox, available through a partnership with Box, allows users to have up to 50 GB of storage. Through cloud collaboration, users can add other BuckeyeBox users to folders and even assign tasks.
It’s not surprising to see record usage of technology at Ohio State during the first week of autumn semester 2014, but that doesn’t make the numbers any less impressive! In a single day, OCIO recorded highs of 7.8 million authentications to "osuwireless" and "WiFi@OSU" along with 50,000 simultaneously connected devices to our university network with 91,000 unique device connections. Student’s increasing use of wireless-dependent devices drives this growth, and the Ohio State Mobile App is constantly upping its offerings to meet their needs.