2007 OIT News Archive
The stories below were published during the 2007 calendar year.
Improved Touch Screen Controls for Athens Campus Lecture Halls
Dec 19, 2007 - Lecture halls in Bentley and Walter Halls will have new, easier to use touch screen projector/speaker controls for Winter Quarter. OIT plans to expand deployment to other large lecture halls over the summer.
Full story with photos of the new interfaces
Get creative on your passwords
Was Ali Baba a hacker? If you consider password theft to be hacking, then the answer would have to be yes…
Beware the Dumpster Diver
The least secure part of any computer system is the person using that computer…
Don't let your data walk away
In spite of their convenience, USB drives are not a good place to keep important data…
Lock it when you leave it
Any time you leave your computer unattended, you could be exposing yourself to a data security risk. Fortunately, locking a computer is just as easy as locking a car…
Forum on file sharing draws diverse panel, big crowd
"P2P File Sharing: A 360° Perspective" drew some 300 audience members to Baker University Center Ballroom plus additional online viewers who watched via streaming video and posed questions in a live chat room…
Deadline approaching for $100 computer/monitor/printer offer
Auxiliaries is offering surplus residence hall computer systems to OHIO departments for $100 each through the end of Fall quarter. These are 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 desktop computers with a 17 inch monitor, mouse, keyboard, and Okidata black and white printer. Each system will come with a fresh install of OIT's standard, self-updating Windows XP/Office 2003/McAfee package. You can test drive one of these systems in HDL 154 during regular business hours.
If you have any older systems that are in need of replacement, this is an excellent opportunity. These machines are more than adequate for most day to day computing tasks, and they have an excellent track record in the residence halls - an environment that the Service Desk can attest quickly reveals any weaknesses in computer hardware.
If you would like one or more of these systems for work use,you must place a work order with the Service Desk before the end of Fall quarter. Personal sales are not available at this time.