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September, 2015 CIO Update

We are now more than halfway through the UCI World Cycling Championships, and from VCU’s standpoint, extensive planning and preparation have helped to make things run smoothly this week.  Technology Services operations have all run according to plan. Support operations

September 18, 2015 Show

Friday’s show: **Please note I will be changing the format to Every-Other-Friday.  ** Alternate Link: UCI Road Race VCU site: VCU Network and Use Policy:–standards/computer-and-network-resources-use-policy/ Link Hover Spoofing Information: VCU Police: Best Security Practices:

Events Calendar gets a facelift

The VCU Events Calendar public interface was redesigned.   In addition to a new look, it is both web accessible (WCAG 2.0 Level A) and mobile friendly.    We will continue to improve the rest of the application including a redesign of

August, 2015 CIO Update

Welcome to another academic year!  This year is particularly exciting at VCU, with the largest freshman class ever and the UCI World Cycling Championships coming to Richmond and VCU in September.  The beginning of the year, while busy as always,

Security Fridays @ VCU – August 24th, 2015

Security Fridays @ VCU – August 24th, 2015 This show welcomes in the new semester with a word about protecting yourself.  Brief remarks on Def Con 23 are also given.  

Blackboard Video Everywhere Tool – UPDATE

Blackboard Video Everywhere (Record from WebCam) Tool Update The Blackboard Video Everywhere (Record from WebCam) tool has been re-enabled.

Four new/updated applications

Introducing four new/updated applications: Filelocker, Course Match, VCU Mobile and Password Resets. Filelocker Filelocker is replacing Filedrop.  In addition to allowing VCU folks to send up to 2GB files to recipients, Filelocker has many new features, including Allows non-VCU

July, 2015 CIO Update

The dog days of summer are upon us here at VCU.  This is also the time of the year where I see so many new students coming through our building as part of their orientation, reminding me of who I

Security Fridays @ VCU – June 19, 2015

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June, 2015 CIO Blog

As another summer begins, another fiscal year ends.  Our administrative systems team is hard at work making sure everything runs smoothly for year-end closing; our infrastructure teams are working on the many maintenance and upgrade projects we have; and our

Web Accessibility

As stated in the May 2015 Web Users Group meeting, an accessibility task force has been formed and will meet on a regular basis this summer to provide recommendations for better standards and improvements to VCU’s web presence. This past week, VCU’s

May, 2015 CIO Update

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the 2015 Internet2 Global Summit in Washington, DC.  This meeting really drove home how important American research universities like VCU are to our country and to the world, and reminded me of

Impact of Mobile

The use of mobile devices to access VCU resources continues to grow at an ever increasing rate.    As you can see below, in the first 4 months of 2010, 1.1% of the myVCU sessions were from mobile (not including

April, 2015 CIO Update

As we approach the end of the semester and Spring is in full swing, I am watching the Technology Services team gear up to close this academic year and prepare for a new one.  We continue to progress on a

March, 2015 CIO update

It’s Spring in Richmond and between my sneezes, I wish I were still watching VCU basketball. Unfortunately, we have to wait until next year. With my NCAA brackets also not looking so good, I will shift my sports focus to

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