6 tips for your spring semester tech needs
January starts the new MSU spring semester. Get your tech ready with these 6 tips.1. Update your passwords
Protect your computers, files, and personal information by regularly changing your password. Learn more about strong passwords.
MSU IT Council discusses security, Spartan 365, Gartner, 2017 updates
The MSU IT Council met on February 1st. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meetings.Risk management & security briefing
Seth Edgar, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, and Rob McCurdy, Interim CIO, presented on the current state of IT risk management at MSU. They also discussed recent changes in security policy to support better risk management across the university. Read Full Article →
MSU IT Council discusses network project, Messaging and Collaboration Team, web committee
The MSU IT Council met on October 5 and November 2. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meetings.DNS, DHCP, and IP Management Project
MSU IT will replace aging open source systems and developed scripts related to the Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and system for Internet Protocol (IP) address requests. Read Full Article →
MSU IT Council discusses new data center, IT Service Management, service catalog, email updates
The MSU IT Council met on September 15. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.Data Center Update
Rob McCurdy, Interim Chief Information Officer, said the MSU Board of Trustees approved the construction budget to build a new data center for the university. Construction was scheduled to begin in September 2016 and to be completed by February 2018. Read Full Article →
MSU IT Council discuss CIO transition, Office 365 progress, IT enterprise stewardship
The MSU IT Council met on August 3. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.Interim Chief Information Officer Transition
Rob McCurdy was named Interim Chief Information Officer for MSU as of August 1. He plans on continuing the strategy and projects outlined on bolderit.msu.edu. Rob says he looks forward to learning more about the broader MSU culture and being more visible to campus, the IT Exchange group, and the MSU IT Council. Read Full Article →
MSU IT Council learns about technology projects, purchasing updates, and Student Success, Office 365 progress
The MSU IT Council met on June 1. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.MSU IT’s Top 15 Projects
Barb Dawson, Assistant Vice President of IT Strategy, reported on the “Top 15” technology projects as reported by the MSU IT Project Management Office. She explained that several criteria are used to classify a project as “Top 15” including if the project is high profile for MSU, if the project is funded, and if it is an innovation project and/or it supports the MSU Bolder IT vision to Strengthen, Align, and Innovate. Read Full Article →
Students using Spartan Mail, learn how to use the Clutter feature
How does it work? Clutter analyzes your email habits and based on your past behavior, it determines the messages that you’re most likely to ignore. Read Full Article →
MSU IT Council learns about high performance computing; updates on network, Office 365 projects
The MSU IT Council met on March 2. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.High performance computing & research
Sharan Kalwani, Director of the High Performance Computing Center, presented the services offered by the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER). iCER is designed to help all MSU researchers do their computational work, and when appropriate scale researchers up to a national lab. Read Full Article →
IT Exchange Meeting
Office 365 Update
- Mike Walters and Matt Stehouwer, on the Office 365 planning team, presenting on Office 365 (what has been done, where we are, what we need before the next phase of the rollout).
IT Service Management
- Mark Seyka, with the MSU IT Service Management Team, presenting the new service status tool to be rolled out in the near future (dev of the tool) and an update on other changes within the MSU IT Service Desk.
MSU IT Council receives updates on network, email, student success projects
The MSU IT Council met on October 7. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.Data center and network planning projects
MSU IT Chief Technology Officer Nishanth Rodrigues updated the IT Council on projects to build a new data center and upgrade the campus network.
A new data center would strengthen MSU’s technology environment for academic, administrative, and high performance computing. Read Full Article →