Each year the Information Systems Planning Committee (ISPC) reviews the Information Systems Policy and considers any changes recommended by Information Systems leadership for approval. Only one revision has been made this year to the policy manual, but it is significant and important for all EMU employees to understand.
Spamming and phishing are, unfortunately, a daily reality with email. Information Systems deploys a number of resources to constantly filter incoming email to keep out the “bad stuff”. However, the cleverness and veracity of the “bad guys” continues to escalate and, unfortunately, some of the bad stuff gets delivered to our email inboxes.
Information Systems recommends that EMU outsource email and calendar systems to either Google Apps for Education or Microsoft Office 365 for Education. Both systems provide more space, more capabilities and more opportunities for collaboration. We’re interested in faculty, staff and students’ opinions on this recommendation and on the choice of Google or Microsoft.
Information Systems has begun enforcing annual password changes after a hiatus while we migrated to Microsoft’s Active Directory. You will receive notice to change your password within the next few months. The rest of this post contains further details about this. For many years the Information Systems department has required users to change their password… Read more »
Update 21 Sept 3:30pm: We have released a modified version of Sophos’ clean-up utility for students and home users: Sophos Fix . You do not need to run this on EMU-owned computers. Download the file and unzip it then right-click ‘Sophos Fix.cmd’ and ‘Run as Administrator’. Please send questions or comments to the Information Systems Helpdesk… Read more »
Next week marks the end of a technology era at EMU, with the final shutdown of our Novell servers. Novell was the first networking system deployed at EMU in about 1994. For the better part of the last two years Information Systems has been planning and then implementing our migration from the Novell networking system… Read more »
On Friday evening (08/19/2011), Information Systems will be moving files currently located on the Faculty/Staff Novell server (FS) to our Microsoft Royals domain servers. This will change what happens when employees log into the network during and after the moving is performed. We want to make EMU employees aware of the following details: Date/time for… Read more »
Information Systems will be moving files on the student Novell server (ST) to our Microsoft Royals domain servers. This will change what happens when students and (some) employees log into the network during and after the moving is performed. We want to make students, faculty and staff aware of the following details: Date/time for the… Read more »
With several hundred computers at EMU, we have an opportunity to conserve a significant amount of power by making sure that computers are off when they are not in use. The best way to do this is for each of us to turn off our computers when we leave, since there is no accurate way… Read more »
On behalf of the Crisis Management Preparedness Team (CMPT) this coming Thursday Information Systems and Physical Plant personnel will conduct a test of the EMU Alerts systems. Here are the details describing the test: DAY/DATE/TIME OF TEST: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 9:10am SYSTEMS TO BE TESTED: Email message to firstname.lastname@example.org Email message to everyone subscribed… Read more »