Changes to the printer network 8-17-23

Early Thursday morning, OIT will be making a change to the printer network to make it more secure.  We believe anyone directly affected by this change has already been contacted. If you experience printing issues when you arrive on campus, please restart the printer. If that doesn’t solve the problem,… Continue reading »

Have you HERD About Workday?

Workday is replacing PeopleSoft as the HR and Finance management system. In the months leading up to our go-live in June 2024, the change management team is working with a group of individuals to share information about Workday and open channels for community feedback. The group, called the HERD Network, comprises… Continue reading »

Server maintenance and downtime Sunday Aug 6

Jesup Data Center Energy Saving & Modernization Project – Server maintenance Up until now we have had very minimal disruptions, but this event will have several servers/services unavailable for a few hours. The following services will be unavailable from 8 AM to approximately 11 AM on Sunday, August 6th, 2023:… Continue reading »

Jesup Data Center Energy Saving & Modernization Project

The college is modernizing the Jesup data center, which was originally designed over 20 years ago. Given the aging power and cooling infrastructure, our team has been working since the fall to enhance the data center’s efficiency and bring it up to modern standards.  Performing the upgrades to… Continue reading »

Firstyear login May 2023

Welcome FirstYears!  This guide will help you access your Williams account for the first time.   You will use the link from Okta which will be sent to your personal email address to log in. — But before you do that, go to the App Store or Play Store on your mobile… Continue reading »

Job Opportunity: Client Services Specialist

Do you like helping people, solving problems, and keeping up with the rapid pace of technology? If so, Williams College seeks a Client Services Specialist to join our team! Be part of a dynamic group of problem solvers, assisting clients with their daily technology needs. You will learn new… Continue reading »

Live Securely in 2023 (part 4 of 4)

Still following along but not feeling secure, or without care? I’ve summarized the last couple posts in this series in a handy grid below, organized by the two main areas, identity protection and software updates.   While I don’t advocate printing it out, it can be easily copied into a… Continue reading »

Using Software “Without Care” (Part 3 of 4)

You may remember from the first post of this series that the word “security” originates from the Latin roots of “se” and “cura” which literally means “without care”. Wouldn’t we all like to be secure and not have to deal with all this security stuff? You can…and it’s easier than… Continue reading »

Job Opportunity: Documentation & Training Specialist

Williams College seeks a Documentation and Training Specialist to join our team for an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in leading the college through a multi-year effort to replace our core Human Resources, Finance and Student systems through the implementation of Workday HCM, Financials and Student products. Continue reading »

Protect your Identity – Live Securely in 2023 (Part 2)

Let’s talk threats for a moment. These days, threats are everywhere. Animals, diseases, other people, and even the weather can all present real challenges to the security of our lives. When it comes to the digital domain, most attacks are successful because of two major areas of weakness: 1. The… Continue reading »