For most of us, preparing to move means getting rid of that ratty old coat that should have been pitched ages ago and tossing out a bowling ball that hasn’t been touched for 10 years. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) did a quite bit more than that over the past several months, when it completely reimagined Ohio State’s data center and moved it to the State of Ohio Computer Center (SOCC). “Leveraging resources to take a One University approach was a critical goal of this project,”
In response to requests from many across our community, we recently made system updates that allow you to maintain and display a preferred first name in several systems (SIS, HR, my.osu.edu). These systems can now synchronize and share your preferred first name.
What is a preferred first name?
This summer we will be launching Student Advantage to all Ohio State Students. Student Advantage is a Microsoft program that allows academic institutions that license Office for staff and faculty to provide Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.
It’s everyone’s job to keep the data entrusted to the university secure, but there are tools that can help us fulfill that responsibility. You can read more about these tools in Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton's interview with EdTech Magazine, where she explains end-point protection and Ohio State’s implementation of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP).
Box will soon release a redesigned “preview” experience for users. You will still be able to preview files on BuckeyeBox without downloading, but the overall look will be a little different and some functionality will change.
The new experience is scheduled to roll out to users over the next couple weeks. Want to get an early preview? Check out these screenshots for an early look; these screen give you a point-by-point overview of the changes. Here’s a brief overview of the changes:
Picture a room lined with metal racks filled with electronics, miles of cables and thousands of square feet of polished tile floors all locked away behind secure physical barriers. After a great deal of analysis and strategic planning, this is the site that Ohio State has chosen for its new, upgraded data center. Partnering with the State of Ohio, we are in the process of moving our most critical data assets from our current aging data center into the State of Ohio Computer Center (SOCC).
“What makes online gaming so engaging is that you can play and communicate with others from anywhere in the world. Quite often, you may not even know the people you are playing with. While the vast majority of people online are out to have fun just like you, there are those who want to cause harm.” - Jake Williams of Rendition Infosec
The March edition of OUCH!, a monthly security awareness newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, shares advice on protecting yourself and your family when gaming online. Learn more...
WiFi has become a necessity: staff want it; faculty require it; students demand it. We expect a secure connection wherever we go on campus. We get frustrated when the connection is too slow, we can’t connect or when we lose signal.