And a special welcome to Newcomers!
plenty of work done by ITS over the summer. Here’s a rundown and
what it means.
myPlymouth web portal was upgraded this summer.
Additionally, all students on the ResNet (campus residents)
logon only through myPlymouth. As a result, we have ‘eyeballs.’
More and more campus information will be disseminated through
the Campus Announcements area of myPlymouth. If you haven’t yet,
login and take a look around. You have options on information
you would like to have displayed. Set it up so it works for you!
to myPlymouth, WebCT, Banner, network and several servers were
upgraded this summer. Upgrades like this will occur annually.
Such is our existence.
several conferences this summer, ordered a lot of equipment for
CAB distribution, and watched as big machinery drilled and
pulled four big conduits from Holderness to Plymouth…under the
classrooms underwent multimedia equipment upgrades. Those of you
who struggled with aging equipment should see a big difference.
We entered a
new partnership with GovConnection (branch of New Hampshire’s PC
Connection) for purchasing of student computers. Students have
access to a range of laptop and desktop options, computers
pre-configured with the PSU software and network connectivity.
Personal purchases, along with peripherals galore, are available
now to faculty and staff.
employee computers continue to be Dells through the University
Computer Store. We will be exploring options this year based on
our experiences testing some new equipment.]
beginning a gradual rollout of wireless points around campus.
Expect to see them in the HUB and Library this fall.
able assistance of ResLife and PhysPlant, 11 blue emergency
phones were replaced this summer.
phone programs are available for students, faculty and staff
As you can
imagine, the early part of the fall semester poses significant
challenges to the ITS staff.
The ITS Help
Desk is currently helping students with their computers, network
connections and account passwords.
nothing like last year’s August virus, we experience significant
network traffic—for better or worse—when students return to
campus. We are currently addressing sources of excessive network
usage as well as fighting a virus many students brought back to
year marks the first year of operation under the new
PSU Long Range Technology Plan (LRTP). (http://www.plymouth.edu/infotech/policy/CIO_Messages/lrtp.htm)
As a result of this plan, a new Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has
been formed to address priorities, advise ITS and make decisions
impacting future directions of technology. Expect to hear more of
the weeks ahead.
positive or constructive, we value your feedback. Feel free to
praise or berate the technology. Just go easy on us. 😉
Here’s to a good
start to the semester! We’re here to help.
On behalf of