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8/26/2017 – Network maintenance 4am-7am

Announcements | Aug 25, 2017 at 11:52 am

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m, Information Systems will work with our network partner, Cisco, in an effort to ensure a stable computing network. Based on feedback from our partner, we plan to upgrade the software on some networking equipment.

During this work, campus network users may experience small, less than one minute, intermittent outages.

IS will implement new cybersecurity service

Announcements | Aug 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Information Systems will implement Cisco Umbrella/OpenDNS on August 17, 2017. This new service provides an additional layer of protection for all your devices as they connect to the wired and wireless campus network. This includes devices connected via the campus Virtual Private Network (VPN). Visit our Cisco Umbrella webpage to learn more.

8/21/2017 – Sakai unavailable 8am until 5pm

Announcements | Aug 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

On Monday, August 21, 2017, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Wake Forest University’s learning management system, Sakai, will be upgraded. Sakai will not be available during this time. So, it is critical that you adjust your schedule to accommodate this downtime window. For additional details, visit Features of Sakai 11.

Protect yourself against recent global Cybersecurity threats

Announcements | Jun 27, 2017 at 3:11 pm

A malicious software program named “Petya” has recently made European news through large-scale infections in more than 150 different countries. “Petya” is a type of malicious software known as ransomware; it is similar to the May 2017 global ransomware known as “WannaCry”.

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 user out of their hard drive.

Specific details on how to implement security measures can be found here.

Gartner Core Research update

Announcements | Jun 13, 2017 at 10:57 am

Information Systems is pleased to announce that access to Gartner Core Research is now easier than ever. Learn more on our web page.

Gartner is a leading information technology firm that provides research and analysis services to inform and support decision making in higher education and other industry sectors.

WFU faculty, staff, and students have full access to over 100,000 research documents, including Gartner Hype Cycles and Magic Quadrants.

2017-2018 Faculty/Staff Computing

Announcements | May 10, 2017 at 9:49 am

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 or (336) 758-5654

CrashPlan to be installed on faculty and staff computers

Announcements | Apr 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm

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.