Google Apps Presentation at Staff Development Session, October 22

& Faculty/Staff, General, GoogleApps, Students.

Ben Beachy led an Information Systems presentation at an EMU Staff Development session on Tuesday, October 22, which described the implementation plan being developed to convert EMU’s email and calendar systems to Google Apps for Education.  The session began with a short set of slides which began with the statement “Microsoft fits EMU today but Google… Read more »

Google positions us for the future

& Faculty/Staff, General, GoogleApps, Students.

Information Systems recommends that EMU migrate to Google Apps for Education for email, calendar and collaboration services. President’s Cabinet and the Information Systems Planning Committee endorse this recommendation. Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 are industry leaders that set users’ expectations for email, calendar and collaboration software. Both Google and Microsoft offer free versions of… Read more »

Collaboration: why we outsource email and calendar

& Faculty/Staff, GoogleApps, Notices.

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.

Sophos Anti-Virus: issues from false virus detection

& Faculty/Staff, Notices, Security, Software installs & updates, Students.

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 »

Phishing: Another Reminder – NEVER Give Away Your EMU Password!

& Faculty/Staff, General, Phishing, Security, Students.

With several EMU email accounts having recently been compromised because the EMU mailbox owners were tricked into giving away their passwords, I feel I need to, again, remind the campus community that you should never, never, never give away your EMU password.  Did I mention NEVER? Email messages are being sent to @emu.edu email addresses… Read more »

Broadcast Email Messages: Effective Tool or Spamming Ourselves?

& Faculty/Staff, General.

Broadcast email messages are those sent to everyone, all-students and non-students @emu.edu. Any EMU employee can send to these email addresses. Info Systems receives unsolicited feedback periodically from the campus community that is often critical of the number and kinds of broadcast messages sent. I offer the following comments for the campus community to consider: SGA… Read more »

Status Update – Microsoft Migration Project

& Faculty/Staff, General, Students.

In 1995 EMU implemented its first campus-wide network using the Novell networking system.  At the time it was the most popular networking system in operation, particularly on college campuses.  Over time, Microsoft networking systems improved and by 2000 Microsoft became the predominant system used in commercial environments and colleges and universities also began migrating to… Read more »