Posted by Pablo Molina at 9:53 AM - Categories: Announcements
In challenging times, technology helps most campus departments and processes become more efficient. Pioneering technology services like digital class recordings, web conferencing services, and online exam delivery provide us with academic continuity for an H1N1 swine flu pandemic or other emergencies that may keep students and faculty away from the campus. These technologies give us more flexibility to conduct our activities and they can help us reduce our carbon footprint.
Ahead of us we have many exciting new initiatives. Behind the scenes, we will continue to improve on the new student information system for the University, MyAccess, and our new Cisco Voice-Over-IP phone system. We will replace most of the aging computer servers in our data center with green technologies like virtualized servers. In a few months, we will adopt some of the technologies just released or about to be released by Microsoft: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Exchange 2010.
With the sponsorship of Dean Aleinikoff and in wide consultation with faculty, staff, and students, the Communications and the Information Systems and Technology departments are working on the web site redesign to overhaul the online presence of the institution. Our goal is to provide reliable, easy-to-use web services to community members and over one million annual visitors from all over the world. Disability compliance, search engine optimization, information security and privacy will continue to be key characteristics of our web presence. Behind the scenes, a new content management system must accommodate the plurality of views and work methods of our web contributors.