Summer promotions are here!

| Jun 13, 2018

Check out the following deals, and read more about 2018 WakeWare Summer Promotions:

  • Apple – $100 off all models until June 30, 2018
  • Dell – $100 Rebate on laptops purchased between 5/1/2018 and 10/15/2018

Please be advised – vendors may offer new promotions throughout the summer, so if taking advantage of these potential future promotions is important to you, we recommend waiting until later in the summer to purchase.

Introducing Statuspage on is.wfu.edu

Announcements | Jun 11, 2018

Information Systems is pleased to announce the addition of Statuspage to the IS website.

Whether it’s a server issue, bug in production, or scheduled maintenance, downtime may happen. Statuspage provides a way to get in front of incident communication so IS can focus on fixing the problem at hand.

Statuspage is displayed in the top menu of the IS website and is available at status.is.wfu.edu.

Simply click on the icon to view a detailed description of an incident. Additionally, our campus community can choose to opt into real-time outage and scheduled maintenance alerts via a simple sign up.

WakeWare purchasing is now live!

Announcements | Jun 01, 2018

2018 models are now available through the WakeWare program! Compare your options and purchase by August 1 to ensure your laptop ships and arrives before classes begin. We recommend picking up your laptop at the WFU Bookstore on campus if purchased after August 1, 2018.

Apple and Dell are known to announce new products and promotions mid-summer.

Although purchasing is now available, we encourage you to wait until July to order your laptop if taking advantage of these promotions is important to you.

Technology Grant recipients have been notified at their WFU email address – please reach out to the WakeWare Program Manager with questions.

Welcome Class of 2022! WakeWare opens June 1

Announcements | May 23, 2018

WakeWare, our student laptop purchasing program, opens June 1!

Receiving WFU financial aid? You may be eligible for a Technology Grant – please wait to hear from the WakeWare Program Manager about application for a Technology Grant and other purchasing details (late May).

Apple and Dell are known to announce new products and promotions mid-summer.

Although purchasing is available June 1, 2018, we encourage you to wait until July to order your laptop if taking advantage of these promotions is important to you.

Introducing Google Hangouts Meet

Announcements | May 10, 2018

Information Systems has enabled Google Hangouts Meet for all WFU users!

Hangouts Meet is a solution from Google for online video meetings and chat with up to 25 people at a time. Hangouts Meet replaces Hangouts video calls.

Newly created calendar events with a video meeting link will contain a Meet video meeting link instead of a classic Hangouts video link. Existing calendar events will be unchanged and continue to use classic Hangouts through August 13, 2018. Hangouts Meet meetings also include a U.S. dial-in phone number.

More information about getting started using Meet can be found here.

University recommends Twitter users change their password

Alerts | May 07, 2018

Via Business Insider:

Twitter is advising all its 330 million users to change their password after a glitch left them exposed in the company’s internal systems.

Twitter discovered the glitch and did not find any “breach or misuse by anyone,” the company said in a blog post.

The bug left passwords in an internal log “unmasked,” meaning that instead of showing up as an encrypted set of random set of letters and numbers, the password itself was displayed in plain text.

Even though the company says it has no reason to believe anyone obtained any sensitive information, it is telling users to change their password “out of an abundance of caution.”

4/25/2018 – New security features and an updated look to Google Mail

Announcements | Apr 25, 2018

As part of our continuing efforts to make improvements in Wake Forest University’s data security, Information Systems has enabled Google’s new anti-phishing features in your WFU Google Mail.

Google also announced the rollout of a new look and feel for Google Mail users. Read more here.

In the coming days you will be able to opt-in to using the redesigned look and feel.

4/5/2018 – Data Breach for MyFitnessPal accounts

Alerts | Apr 05, 2018

You may have seen information in the news about a data breach affecting Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal accounts. Under Armour released this statement to account owners.

As a reminder, it’s best practice to change your account passwords often and refrain from using the same or similar logins and passwords for multiple services.

If you have questions concerning this message, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

Thanks for joining us for TechXploration 2018

Announcements | Mar 22, 2018

Thanks to all of you that attended TechXploration! We hope you found the event to be a great time for idea sharing and engagement among colleagues. Congratulations to Katherine Hunzinger, the lucky winner of the GoPro6.

Please forward any feedback or ideas for future TechXplorations to techxploration@wfu.edu. Hope you can all join us again next year!