IT Update News from 08/2019

John provides perspective on Yale's email systems

August 22, 2019

Yale’s Chief Information Officer, John Barden, addresses questions asked by the community through our Ask John survey feature. This week, John shares some history, challenges, and work necessary to consider migration to one email system.

Migrating to one email & calendaring...

IT competencies and performance

August 22, 2019

John Barden recently shared the following information with ITS staff:

As part of this year’s performance review process, we included the IT competencies—designed to help drive consistency in our practice and foster positive behaviors across the organization. These competencies...

Banner AIX to Linux

August 22, 2019

On behalf of the technical stewards of Yale’s student information systems, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the work leading up to and including the production migration of our student system, Banner (BAN1) from Advanced Interactive eXecutive (AIX) to Linux last month....

Content strategy project to improve GSAS website

August 22, 2019

Since April, the Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) and ITS have teamed up to work on a content strategy project focused on improving the content of the GSAS website. The project’s goal is to help prospective and current students find the information they need. This important...

Getting to know Yale leaders - Ryan Schlagheck

August 22, 2019

Ryan’s career at Yale began in 2012 as Program Director for the Workday@Yale Program. Ryan oversaw one of the most significant initiatives undertaken at Yale in recent years; transitioning Yale’s core human resources, finance, and payroll systems from Oracle...

International Day Pass Plan added to mobile devices using AT&T

August 14, 2019

Effective immediately, all Yale-owned mobile devices with AT&T as the carrier will automatically have the International Day Pass plan added. This means individuals will no longer have to submit a ServiceNow request to the Mobile Device group when traveling internationally.

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New request form for ordering tablets, MiFi, and smart watches

August 14, 2019

Yale departments needing to order Tablets, smart watches or MiFi (broadband), can now use a new online request form. Effective August 15, 2019, this new form can be accessed through the IT...

Java upgrade project update and possible action required

August 8, 2019
Summary ITS will be piloting Java version 1.8.0_212 for an upgrade release to ensure computers currently running Java have a secure and compatible version. Application owners responsible for an application not identified in the list below with a Java/JRE dependency, please contact...

Staff movement, new hires, and milestones - July

August 8, 2019

Congratulations to IT staff who recently celebrated a milestone, were hired, or moved into a new area this July.

Milestone anniversaries

Cheryl A Boeher - 25 years Daniel R Farricielli - 25 years Louis Ethan King - 10 years Michael Macary - 15 years

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What are our high school interns up to?

August 8, 2019

The IT High School Summer Internship Program has been a key part of developing a talent pipeline and exposing local youth to information technology since 2013. This summer 15 interns from area high schools are working in various aspects of IT.

Logan Moore and Azariah Baker sit amongst...

STC incoming student orientation event

August 8, 2019
On Friday, August 23, the Yale College Class of 2023 will arrive on campus and the Student Technology Collaborative (STC) will host its annual Computing at Yale orientation event. During the event, first-year students get help setting up their devices for the Yale environment and learn about the...

Yale opens user research lab

August 8, 2019
Last spring, teams from Sterling Memorial Library (SML) and ITS collaborated to open a dedicated user research space in the library. Teams worked on a joint proposal over the course of a year and a half. They met with peers at Duke, MIT, and Harvard to understand their journeys to opening user...

Coming soon: enhanced online learning

August 8, 2019
In mid-August, Lynda.com will seamlessly transition to LinkedIn Learning , an enhanced online learning platform that combines...

Update: ITS strategic objectives

August 8, 2019

The ITS leadership team reconvened on Wednesday, July 31, to continue their work on building out our organizational goals. The senior leadership team (SLT) presented a draft of their plans to translate the ITS strategic objectives into actionable outcomes over the next three fiscal years (FY20,...

ITS Organizational Announcement

August 8, 2019
John Barden recently announced the following to selected members of the IT community: I am pleased to announce that after a broad national search, Frank Mathew accepted the position of Associate CIO, Enterprise Applications, effective August 1. Frank came to Yale in 2015, as the Director of Student...

Blood drive at 25 (Science Park)

August 8, 2019

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every two to three seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Your donation will save up to three lives.

The Red Cross is...