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2008 OIT News Archive
The stories below were published during the 2008 calendar year.

OIT helps faculty engage students with technology

November 20, 2008 - On November 5 and 6, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Faculty Commons hosted “Engaging Students with Technology” for faculty on the Athens and regional campuses.  The half day event, presented at different times each day to accommodate faculty schedules, took a detailed look at technology resources available to faculty, with a focus on Blackboard 7.3.

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Novell replacement moves forward

October 27, 2008 - OIT has begun work to replace its Novell network file storage system with and Active Directory based solution.  Technicians will visit every Novell user in the coming weeks to move personal data to the new storage system.

Full story

Blackboard 7.3 pilot faculty endorse upgrade

October 20, 2008 - In a Spring 2008 survey of Blackboard 7.3 pilot participants, faculty and students expressed support for upgrading.  When asked if the university should upgrade to version 7.3, 90 percent of pilot faculty answered "Yes."

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OIT's DiPietro named Classfied Employee of the Month

September 26, 2008 - Classified Senate has named OIT customer support services employee Joe DiPietro September's Classified Employee of the Month.

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HDL front office to close July 1 - Baker Center Tech Depot to open July 2

June 30, 2008 - The 154 HDL Center front office will close on July 1 and reopen in its new location, 112 Baker Center, on July 2.

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Printing fees to change on July 1, 2008
May 26, 2008 - Beginning on July 1, students will pay a flat three cents per page for printing black and white 8.5” X 11” pages in the Library, Baker Center and the CSC computer labs.  All printing fees will be charged to the student’s bursar’s account.  This change in fees was approved by the University Student Fees Committee and the Board of Trustees.
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Email scams get smarter - imitate OHIO's webmail login screen

May 20, 2008 - Email scammers targeting OHIO students, faculty and staff have taken their tactics to a new level in recent days, using counterfeit web links in an effort to fool recipients into disclosing their usernames and passwords.
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Spring <BR> web development conference coming to Baker Center on June 3
May 9, 2008 - On June 3, the Office of Information Technology will host the sixth annual “Spring 〈BR〉” web development conference in Baker Center.  Faculty, staff and students with an interest in web design are welcome to attend this one day event.
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Conference website
Avoid a blocked account - Don't reply to email scams

May 7, 2008 - If you receive a message asking for your email username and password, do not reply.  Instead, forward that message to the OIT Service Desk at servicedesk@ohio.edu.
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Storage Upgrade Promises Larger Quotas, Better Reliability

April 30, 2008 - This weekend, OIT staff and engineers from disk array manufacturer EMC will install a massive storage array in the university's data center. Once online, the new array will facilitate expanded quotas, improved system reliability, and the consolidation of individual servers.

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Residence Hall Network Registration Postponed

April 2, 2008, - Based on beta testing results, the Office of Information Technology has decided to postpone requiring network device registration for OHIO's residence hall wired network. 
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Oracle Calendar Web login to change
March 19, 2008 - OIT's scheduled March 22 upgrade to the Oracle Calendar system will change the way Oracle Calendar's Web version handles logins. As a result, anyone who accesses their agenda via the Web will need to change their Oak password after Saturday's upgrade is complete.
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Daylight Saving and Personal Computers
March 6, 2008 - Daylight saving time (DST) begins several weeks early this year, but most personal computer owners should not have to worry about updating their system clocks.  Owners of older systems may have to adjust their clocks manually.
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Network registration coming to residence halls
Jan 31, 2008 - To provide a safer and more robust network at Ohio University, the Office of Information Technology plans to begin requiring registration of all devices connected to the residence hall wired network in the coming months.
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OHIO to host OHECC 2008

Jan 29, 2008 - Ohio University will host the 2008 Ohio Higher Education Computing Council in Baker Center, March 26-28.  This year's theme is The 3Cs of IT Change: Collaboration, Communication and Consolidation
Dell to present Technology Day in Baker Center
Jan 29, 2008 - OIT welcomes Dell Computer to Baker Center 240 on Thursday, February 7, 2008 for a series of short overview presentations covering Dell's higher education product lines.
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Event flyer (PDF format)
Watch out for e-mail scams
Jan 16, 2008 - Don't let an e-mail fool you into giving away personal information like your Oak password.  Be especially wary of messages asking you to 'confirm' your account information.
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Software sales moved from HDL to CSC
Jan 11, 2008 - Athens campus faculty, staff and students who need to purchase or pick up site licensed software from OIT now can do so in the new Technology Showcase on the ground floor of the Computer Services Center (CSC) in room 003b.
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Faculty needed for Blackboard 7.3 pilot
Jan 10, 2008
In preparation for a university-wide roll out of Blackboard 7.3, OIT is seeking faculty to help pilot the new version during Winter and Spring quarters.
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OIT to retire PINE & the Oak Menu Shell

Jan 03, 2008 - To improve system security and prepare for future improvements to the university's e-mail system, OIT plans to retire Oak's Menu Shell and the PINE e-mail client on March 10, 2008.

Full story including info on PINE alternatives


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