Information Systems is pleased to announce that access to Gartner Core Research is now easier than ever. Learn more on our web page.
Google recently announced new built-in security features for its Gmail customers to combat malware in attachments and to improve early detection of phishing attempts. Read more from Google:
A malicious software program named “WannaCry” has recently made news through large-scale infections in more than 100 different countries. “WannaCry” is a type of malicious software known as ransomware. It is most often downloaded as an attachment as part of a phishing email scam, and then gains access to the computer and locks the system owner out of their files.
Here’s how you can protect yourself:
- If your computer requests a reboot, please allow the reboot to happen. Microsoft continues to release security patches for affected versions of Windows – Information Systems will continue to push the patches to University owned computers as they become available.
- Set up Google 2-Step Verification to protect your email, WIN, and other WFU accounts.
- Ensure that your data is backed up.
- Be aware of phishing emails that ask you to click on a link or open an attachment, especially when you do not know the sender. Be even more cautious when that link or attachment asks you for your password. If a website does ask for your credentials, feel free to contact the Information Systems Service Desk to determine if the request is valid.
- Keep all of your personal devices such as iPads, laptops, and smartphones current on software updates.
- Be aware that some mobile applications may be susceptible to hackers and marketers so be selective when downloading apps.
Specific details on how to implement these security measures can be found here.
Parents, families, friends, and guests – welcome to Wake Forest University for the Spring 2017 Commencement Weekend. Information Systems would like to provide some helpful information:
Guests may join the open WFUguest network anywhere on campus without using a password. Wireless coverage is available outdoors on both Hearn and Manchester Plazas.
Technical support is available on graduation day from 9:30am-5pm at the Service Desk, located in the ZSR Library. Have a question? Feel free to give us a call at (336) 758-4357.
Purchasing or Returning the ThinkPad
Monday, May 15, 2017 is the deadline for a student to return or purchase their ThinkPad laptop. If a student chooses to return the ThinkPad, follow the steps on this page – then bring the ThinkPad and power adapter to the Service Desk (located in the ZSR Library).
Software, such as the Windows 10 operating system and Microsoft Office, must be downloaded by the end of day on May 15, 2017.
A live webcast of Commencement 2017 is available to stream here. The webcast is also broadcast over the campus cable TV network on channel 80-1.
For guests who have difficulty tolerating outdoor temperatures, a live feed of the Commencement ceremony will be available in Pugh Auditorium, located on the second floor of Benson University Center. Commencement ceremony tickets are required for admission to Pugh and space is limited.
Check out the latest models offered by Information Systems for the 2017-2018 computing year – 2 laptops, 2 convertible tablets, and a desktop are available to suit a variety of users’ needs.
Eligible users must make a selection by May 17, 2017. Faculty and staff are eligible for a new computer every 4 years.
Questions? Please reach out to Barbara Lardin at email@example.com or (336) 758-5654
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, between at 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., WIN, Banner (our primary administrative computing system) and Cognos reporting will be unavailable. Information Systems staff will perform a required upgrade to Banner during this time.
The Banner Steering Committee worked in partnership with Information Systems to identify the best weekend to complete this upgrade. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have further questions about this message, contact Mike Ayuso at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-758-3883.
Beginning Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Information Systems will begin a weeklong phased automated deployment of Code42 CrashPlan to Wake Forest-owned desktop and laptop computers used by faculty and staff. CrashPlan is an automated, continuous, online backup solution for data stored on your WFU-owned computer.
What are the benefits of CrashPlan?
- It protects your data from hardware failures, malware, viruses, etc.
- It backs up your data automatically, every 15 minutes. CrashPlan runs silently in the background.
- You can restore data quickly and easily to a previous point in time, or restore your data to a different computer.
- It backs up your user profile folder which contains the default storage location of your documents, music, photos, etc.
- It allows you to load your data to your new computer after a faculty/staff exchange.
What do I need to do?
- When installation is complete, you will see an icon appear on your system tray (Windows) or toolbar (Mac).
- For Windows users, your data will start backing up automatically. You don’t need to do anything.
- For Mac users, to initiate the backup process, click on the icon and login with your WFU username and password. Once logged in, your data will start backing up.
Where can I get more information about CrashPlan?
Join us Tuesday, April 18 from 11am-2pm for TechXploration, our annual event showcasing academic technology! Enter to win a brand-new GoPro Hero5 and other door prizes. Free food!
Faculty, staff and students are invited to see how technologies are being leveraged in teaching, learning, research, engagement, and creative activity at Wake Forest University.
Each year, participants and attendees increase as TechXploration brings together faculty and faculty-recommended students to share their experiences with current technology.
Check out the Workday Community Voices blog for an interview with our CIO, Mur Muchane, covering the university’s approach to choosing a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform.
Information Systems and the Teaching and Learning Collaborative are pleased to announce that Ms. Hannah Inzko has accepted the position of Director of Academic Technology at Wake Forest University.
Graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Film and Video Production, Hannah started her career at The Pennsylvania State University where she served as the Media Commons Manager, overseeing the budget and operations of 28 physical locations spread out over 24 commonwealth campuses. In 2014, Hannah accepted a position as the Director of Learning Innovation and Faculty Engagement at the University of Miami reporting directly to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Technologies, where she oversaw a team of Senior Instructional Designers and IT Specialists. Additionally, during her tenure at the University of Miami, she continued her education, earning a Master of Science in Education in Community and Social Change.
Hannah’s experience in higher education instructional design and multimedia aligns with the institutional need for a passionate leader in academic technology to enrich academic technologies and support services. During the interview process, Hannah stood out as a positive and enthusiastic individual, demonstrating the skill set needed to forge relationships with schools, departments, and faculty members throughout the Wake Forest campus community.
In addition to working closely with Information Systems, Hannah will work in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Collaborative, The Office of Online Learning, ZSR Library staff, and the Instructional Technology Group (ITG) to enrich educational technologies and the support services that enhance teaching, learning and research across our campus community.