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Archive for August, 2012

How to Protect Your Passwords

Posted on: August 27th, 2012 by

With increasing use of the Internet in this digital world, it is very important that you secure your information with a strong password.  You have heard that you should always use a password that is complex and hard to guess or crack.  So, what constitutes a strong password?  The following are few guidelines or “things […]

The Fall 2012 IT Survival Guide

Posted on: August 20th, 2012 by

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing for new and returning faculty and students.   Below are some of the important changes we made during the summer along with links to common websites and informative TechNews articles. We Have Gone Google Yes, we have gone Google.  Student email was migrated from […]

Placing Institutional Orders from Apple

Posted on: August 10th, 2012 by Penny Rice

Due to recent changes to the Apple Online Store for Educational Institutions, state sales tax will now be charged for institutional orders placed from personal AppleID accounts.  In order to avoid this sales tax charge, faculty and staff placing business orders will need to fill out a form to request access to the new online […]

Product Review: Solid-State Drives

Posted on: August 9th, 2012 by Scott Davis

Hard disk drive technology has matured over the years, with drives spinning faster, achieving greater data transfer rates, improving at error checking, and attaining tremendous storage capacities.  Those gains, however, have come at the cost of increasing disk fragility. Older SCSI and ATA drives could pretty much be counted on to safely store data for […]

Mailing List Service Migrates to Google Groups

Posted on: August 7th, 2012 by

On July 25, Information Technology (IT) completed the migration of our mailing list service to Google Groups. Google Groups is Google’s version of a mailing list service. Some of the advantages of Google Groups include a web interface for self-service group management, web-based archive mail review and support for email attachments up to 25 MB. […]