Articles by Edward Nowlan
Saturday, July 29th is OIT’s annual summer maintenance day. Between 5:30am and 9:30am there will be several network outages that will make most OIT services (from the Jesup Data Center) sporadically unavailable. During these 4 hours it is best to plan that NO OIT services will be available. Google applications (including email and calendar)
OIT will be upgrading the phone system the week of 5/22 with some preparation work performed on 5/18 and 5/19 During the upgrade all services will remain available, with some minor exceptions. Prior to the upgrade we are required to bring all 1500 VoIP phones up to the most current firmware release. We will
OIT will be hard at work over the Winter Shutdown performing maintenance and upgrades to prepare for the new year. We have scheduled this to impact the fewest people. Thursday, December 22nd starting at 5:15 PM we will upgrade the distribution switch for WCMA and Facilities, and a few residence halls, which will cause a
OIT will no longer keep every single data jack on campus active. This policy has already been in effect in all student housing and has had no impact on our students. We anticipate the same result for faculty and staff. Why are we doing this? Currently we maintain over 800 data switches across campus in
Conference phones can be valuable aids for employees who have meetings with large groups of people. However, given the cost of these devices, OIT will only fund the purchase of conference phones when their use meets a certain level of need. Not all locations need a permanent conference phone, but can be served by one
Headsets can be valuable aids for employees who use the phone system frequently in their work. However, given the cost of these devices, OIT will only fund the purchase of headsets when they are necessary for the employee to effectively carry out their responsibilities. Below is the current policy followed by OIT for headset replacement/procurement.