Google Apps Presentation at Staff Development Session, October 22

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....

Google positions us for the future

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....

Sophos Anti-Virus: issues from false virus detection

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....

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

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....

Status Update – Microsoft Migration Project

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....

Moving Student data to Microsoft Royals domain

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....

Safe Internet Use: 101

Criminals continue to develop increasingly clever ways to trick computer users into exposing their personal/confidential information, submitting their username and/or password, unknowingly downloading malicious programs onto their computers or falling for a money fraud scam.  This is yet another reminder for users to exercise caution, be skeptical and when in doubt, “don’t do it” –....

Results of the 24 March emergency notification test

During the March 24, 2011 test of the EMU Emergency Notification System (ENS) we asked you to confirm that you’d received the test message and tell us how you received it. Over 120 of you responded. Many of you confirmed that you’d received the test message multiple ways–through the Via Radio HEARO devices, through a....

Blackboard availability ends 15 May 2011

Information Systems has selected 15 May 2011 as the last date of general Blackboard availability. We chose this date in collaboration with program directors and the Information Systems Planning Council (ISPC). It coincides with the end of faculty contracts for the 2010-11 Spring semester and precedes the beginning of many 2010-11 Summer classes. Faculty should....