All staff who can work at home should continue to do so. Only with an explicit request from a supervisor should a staff member return to campus. For more information, review COVID-19 Workplace Guidance.
ITS took another critical step to actively reduce vulnerable software that puts the University at increased risk for potential cyber-attacks.
We recently completed a project to remove Java Runtime Environment (JRE) software from Windows devices that do not require it. As of March 2021, over 8,200 devices had JRE successfully removed, and the process continues.
Yale’s museums are amongst the oldest and largest university museums globally, with a mission to advance academic scholarship at Yale and beyond. The museums have close to two million digitized objects that make up their collections. Ensuring that these images are available via the web is a big part of exposing their collections to our community and the world.
Have you encountered a surprise software bug or unexpected downtime of an application? Have you ever wished for help proactively identifying issues before they bubble up and cause problems? The ITS Quality Assurance (QA) & Testing team is here to help with incorporating QA Testing into your process.
While many of us don’t think about how data travels across the Yale network, one team focuses on making sure it does. The Wired Infrastructure team manages over 10,000 miles of cable connecting over 350 buildings and 1300 closets through Yale’s Fiber Backbone.
The Fiber Backbone consists of a series of fiber optic cables that spiderweb across the campus. These cables serve hundreds of buildings via main distribution centers, underground tunnels, conduits, and closets in our buildings, ultimately reaching our desks or connecting us to WiFi.
John opened the meeting by acknowledging that the semester was winding down, with the undergraduates having moved out and final exams concluding. Overall, he felt that the semester was successful, including the achievement of the university’s operational goals as well as a very low infection rate. IT staff contributed many advances to online learning, work from home initiatives, and supporting public health measures during this time.
The Leadership Team met on Wednesday, December 16 and reviewed the following projects and updates:
The Cultural Heritage Project
Jeff Campbell and Yale’s Cultural Heritage Metadata Project Director, Dr. Rob Sanderson, provided an update on Yale’s Cultural Heritage IT collaboration, which includes four core organizations: Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Peabody Museum of Natural History, and Yale University Library.
The Leadership Team met on Wednesday, November 18 to discuss the following projects and updates:
Long Range Planning (LRP) Update
When John Barden joined the organization in 2017, the University was seeking a strategic model for IT services and support. In partnership with IT colleagues, the FY2018-2022 strategy was developed, with three “strategic anchors” driving this work: One IT at Yale, Service Quality, and Workplace of Choice.
Ensuring that staff feel safe while working and traveling between buildings at Science Park is a key priority for Yale—particularly CIO John Barden and CFO Steve Murphy who spearheaded, and recently received approval for, an updated public safety plan for Science Park. Preliminary work is underway, with the official roll-out scheduled for early February, at the start of the spring semester.