Category: Happenings

Emerson IT presents at UserConf

  Mike and Will of the Help Desk recently spoke at UserConf in San Francisco, a biannual conference for support professionals. They discussed some of the challenges affecting support in a non-profit setting, and shared the many changes and improvements that…

Emerson IT featured in Educause Review

Director of Networking and Telecommunications Frankie Frain’s piece on the Emerson IT Department’s use of the web-based software platform Slack for internal communications was published by higher education technology publication Educause Review. Frain addresses the evolution of “chat-based” software and…

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! To show Emerson’s commitment to cybersecurity, we are partnering with the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), to promote the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign. The campaign is…

Upcoming Changes to Median

Median 6

I’m very excited to announce that there’s a new version of Median coming out next week on Monday, September 1st. The two primary updates are a refreshed interface along with a more versatile backend. The functionality of the site will remain…

Important Security Update Regarding Heartbleed Bug

Yesterday, a massive security flaw (nicknamed “Heartbleed”) was uncovered which compromises secure computer systems across the Internet: at least 66% of websites as well as mail servers and other systems. OpenSSL, a library of security and cryptographic algorithms, was discovered to…

Changes to Emerson IT Emails

At Emerson IT, we’re always looking to improve the way we do things. Most recently, we’ve been looking at our email template. This is the visual style of the emails that you receive from us, either as IT announcements or…

New IT Policies

In an effort to increase transparency and accountability, we’ve worked hard over the last year to expand and document our evolving policies. We recently published the first round of these new policies, which you can read here: http://it.emerson.edu/policies/ Policies like Data Protection and Mobile Device…

Extended Median Downtime

Median will be completely shut down starting on December 24th, for a period of (hopefully) only 24 hours. This downtime is required so we can move Median’s massive data store from its current place on an old storage array onto a…