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As the world trudges forward, industries that are unable to change are often left in the wake. Video rental, land-line phones, print news — these are just a few examples of technological models that have been rendered nearly obsolete by emerging technologies.

Tech seems to be a safe-haven and even a growing career field. Read Full Article →

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Stronger Together

Posted August 1, 2018 by Rob McCurdy

Almost four months have passed since the MSU Data Center was introduced to the Spartan community and President Engler announced a new vision for MSU IT—aligning College and Unit IT groups into one central MSU IT organization. This integration strategy brings MSU IT into a service-oriented model that is contemporary, agile, and innovative. Digital learning,…Continue Reading →

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A quote from Chris Brandenburg about technology in farm equipment.

As the world trudges forward, industries that are unable to change are often left in the wake. Video rental, land-line phones, print news — these are just a few examples of technological models that have been rendered nearly obsolete by emerging technologies.

Tech seems to be a safe-haven and even a growing career field. Read Full Article →

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MATLAB's logo and icon

Michigan State University and MathWorks, in coordination with the MSU Tech Store, are happy to announce a new and more effective way for Spartans to access MATLAB toolboxes at MSU.

What is MATLAB?

MATLAB is a software platform that enhances teaching and research for MSU staff, faculty, and students. It combines a desktop environment optimized for analysis with a programming language that expresses matrix and array mathematics directly. Read Full Article →

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The latest update of the MSU App is now available for download from the Apple and Google Play stores. This update adds CATA bus information to the Maps section of the app, under the new Bus Routes tab. Features of the Bus Routes tab include:

  • Clicking on a bus route will show the route on the map.
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October is the 15th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month

We live in a world with data at our fingertips. Easy access to information makes our lives easier, but it also leaves us more points of vulnerability if our data is not handled properly.

At MSU we are keenly aware of the need for data safety, and we take steps to ensure that we are offering best in class solutions to data safety. Read Full Article →

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Submitted by Kevin Floyd, 
Security and Support Manager at Michigan State University Human Resources

Editor’s Note: MSU HR has been steadily moving away from hosting their own server and infrastructure and moving towards a centralized model. The following case was an optimal time to make another move to MSU IT Central Services rather than continuing our efforts separate from MSU IT. Read Full Article →

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You may be familiar with Zoom Meetings as a video conference software, but the university just expanded its license to include Zoom Webinar licenses for all faculty, staff, and student accounts (community IDs not included). Zoom Webinar allows users to create webinar (broadcast-style) web meetings that can accommodate up to 500 participants. Read Full Article →

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The official MSU App is now live on the Apple and Google Play stores!

Originally conceptualized as a capstone project by MSU students and developed in partnership with RHS, CABS, and ASMSU, the app is designed to be continually grown through suggestions by the Spartan community.

Currently, the MSU App allows users to:

  • read the latest MSU news
  • see upcoming events
  • find residence hall dining options
  • view a campus map

New updates will be announced as the App Development team continues to roll out new features. Read Full Article →

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Zoom is a cloud-based solution for video and audio conferencing that offers a communication platform combining video conferencing, online meetings, and mobile collaboration. This software can host webinars with video calls involving large numbers of people. In webinars, everyone can have an active role in sharing information in a structured environment. Read Full Article →

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Six outstanding instructors for online and blended courses were selected as recipients of the 2016–2018 MSU AT&T Faculty-Staff Awards in Instructional Technology.

Jessica Knott, Learning Design Manager for The MSU Hub for Innovation and selection committee coordinator, explained, “The AT&T Awards provide a venue for MSU to recognize outstanding educators who, through innovation and creativity, inspire others in new ways of thinking about technology, access, and accessibility in the design of learning experiences.”

2018 AT&T Award recipients

The winning innovations and honorable mentions of the 2017 AT&T Faculty-Staff Awards in Instructional Technology are:

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Liz Owen-Boltz, CEP 812, Applying Educational Technology to Practice

The selection committee appreciated Owen-Boltz and her team’s well-designed, immersive technology choices. Read Full Article →

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We’ve launched an Application Performance Management (APM) service for MSU IT staff and departments. APM provides an analytical view on every aspect of software performance.

What does APM do?

Application Performance Management (APM) is a suite of software tools that allow MSU IT to view and manage the performance and availability of MSU’s software applications’ supporting infrastructure. Read Full Article →