Join your IT colleagues on Teams to participate in group discussions where members can raise questions or discuss topics across the full range of services that the Collaboration Services team supports (Microsoft 365 services, G Suite Services, Zoom, Box, Mailman lists, Basecamp). The team is not a replacement for using the Help Desk, Desktop Support, or any of the local IT support providers across campus, instead it should be used for non-time sensitive inquiries, and as a place to share challenges or success stories.
The following updates were shared at the August 25 IT Leadership Team Meeting:
The Lux Project: Technology Plans
Renato Cayuela invited Robert Sanderson, Yale Library’s Cultural Heritage Metadata Project Director, to share recent progress on the Lux Project. In particular, Robert walked the team through the process of developing technology plans, including the identification of 36 requirements to ensure that the system provided:
Ready to learn simple cybersecurity awareness tips to keep you safe online?
The Yale Information Security Office is pleased to launch our Cybersecurity Awareness Program! The program introduces simple, repeatable actions for our community to take. Your small actions can make a big impact for cybersecurity at Yale. Learn how to stay safe whether working from home or on campus. The program introduces four foundational cybersecurity topics:
In October 2019, Yale entered into a five-year enterprise agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide cloud services for the Yale community. As part of this agreement, AWS gave us $200K in promotional research credits to distribute in small grants for research new to AWS.
The new research credit program will award up to ten proposals each year, for the next three years. Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students can apply for grants of $5,000 - $10,000 in AWS services.
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.