IT Update News from 04/2021

IT Virtual Town Hall - April 23

April 29, 2021

John opened the meeting by echoing President Peter Salovey’s response to the verdict on the murder of George Floyd . He reinforced that we have a long way to achieve a vision of liberty and...

IT Leadership Team recap - April 28

April 29, 2021

The ITS Leadership Team met on April 28 and discussed the following topics.

FY22 Budget Update

Mark Manton and Courtland Stretton recently submitted and presented the FY22 budget to the Budget Advisory Group (BAG). Led by Provost Scott Strobel, the group consists of a mix of...

A journey toward accessibility

April 29, 2021


Reminder: Don't forget to register for MSS 301

April 29, 2021

MSS 301 classes are in full swing; remember to register for an upcoming class - r equires connection to Yale’s Virtual Private Network (VPN).

When registering, please check to see if...

IT Academy - May 2021 training opportunities

April 29, 2021

Hosted by the IT Staff Development team, Yale’s IT Academy consists of a robust speaker series , recommended online training offerings, and learning events to support the professional growth...

Congratulate IT staff and others on their long service

April 29, 2021

On April 5, Yale honored Yale employees celebrating long service , including your ITS colleagues:

40 Years Robert Shields (newly retired) 35 Years Andrew Newman 30...

Successful AWS training program continues and expands

April 15, 2021

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...

Highlights of the FY21 Incident Process review

April 15, 2021

Over the last several months, Service Management performed the FY21 Incident Process review. We introduced several tool enhancements. Expect to see many more as we move the Incident Process into a state of continuous improvement. Additionally, the review produced a new common incident process....

Standards for excellence - are you seeing trees or forests?

April 15, 2021

Let’s face it—sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees. Some may feel this way when they are reviewing IT standards. It might feel a bit confusing, like being lost in the forest.

That feeling is a clear sign that it is time to zoom out and see the big picture. Once...

Expansion and aggregation of long-range planning

April 15, 2021

To support ITS in providing better insight into technology initiatives planned in the next five years, Long Range Planning began in early 2020. Following the creation of the Technology Roadmaps and service plans, teams were better positioned to evaluate technology needs and prioritize projects....

Yale's CIO featured in five-minute spotlight by Technology Magazine

April 15, 2021

The April 21, 2021 edition of Technology Magazine recently ran a mini-interview style article, “Five minutes with…” Yale’s Chief Information Officer, John Barden. Read the April 21 article in...

InfoSec Chat with Stanford CISO, Michael Duff (The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age)

April 15, 2021

On Thursday, April 22, please join us for this very special InfoSec Chat—The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age.

Paul Rivers, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Yale, welcomes one of his peers, Michael Duff, CISO and Chief Privacy Officer from Stanford University, to speak...

Turning a challenge into an opportunity at the School of Art

April 15, 2021

How do you teach an in-person studio course during a pandemic? Even more crucial, how do students access high-powered computer workstations, typically available at the Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) , when those facilities are closed...

Workplace Survey Initiatives update - April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

The ITS Leadership Team and the ITS Climate, Culture, and Inclusion (CCI) Task Force continue to make workplace improvements through the nine separate initiatives derived from the...

Global Accessibility Awareness Day celebration and contest

April 7, 2021

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) marks its tenth anniversary on Thursday, May 20, 2021. To celebrate, Yale’s Digital Accessibility Team (YDA) is hosting an accessibility training contest.

Whether your role is business analyst, content creator, designer, developer, project...

Staff movement, anniversaries, and new hires - March 2021

April 1, 2021

Congratulations to IT staff who recently celebrated a milestone, moved to a new role, or joined our organization in April. Welcome or congratulate your colleagues using Ycards , Yale’s digital...

Champion IT strategy and inclusive practices by attending two new training sessions

April 1, 2021

Over a year has passed since IT initiated its balanced scorecard and diversity and inclusion training on unconscious bias. Building upon those programs’ success, two follow-up training modules were launched today (April 1, 2021) on the Training Management System (TMS). All ITS staff, including...

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) removal enhances security

April 1, 2021

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,...

Is remote work "working" for ITS staff? The results are in.

April 1, 2021

Over a year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many IT staff from in-person to remote work. This change also impacted those whose jobs required that they continue to support clients on campus. Now that many staff are, or will soon be, eligible for a vaccine, the university is considering how we...

MSS 301 open for registration

April 1, 2021

MSS 301 classes (part of the MSS Roadshow curriculum ) begin in mid-April and are now available for registration - requires connection to Yale’s Virtual...

IT Virtual Town Hall Recap - March 26

April 1, 2021

John began the meeting by reflecting on national challenges as well as the precariousness of COVID-19 conditions. While there is a dramatic acceleration of vaccination rollout in the United States, the global response moves much slower.

He then asked for a moment of silence for those in...

IT Academy - April 2021 offerings

April 1, 2021

Hosted by the IT Staff Development team, Yale’s IT Academy consists of a robust speaker series , recommended online training offerings, and learning events to support the professional growth...

Stock Trading Game tournament - Join ITS staff and play the market

April 1, 2021

In 1984, Yale School of Management (SOM) professor Roger Ibbotson, created a game for his students simulating the Stock Market. Players used playing cards to dictate the market, and the classroom acted as a trading floor. Students competed against one another to see who could accumulate the...

Improving technologies, employee experiences, and more discussed at IT Leadership Team meeting

April 1, 2021

The Leadership Team met on March 31 to discuss the following projects and updates:

Summer Internships

Get ready to recruit a summer college intern for the period between June 7-August...