Category: Happenings

The New IT Website and Emails

Today we are pleased to announce the full launch of our new IT website, it.emerson.edu. This new website is a hub for all information IT-related, from the status of your Help Desk tickets, collections of helpful guides, upcoming events, and…

The Case of the Overheating Datacenter

In the very early morning of Friday, March 15th, various sensors around the IT datacenter began sending out emergency notifications to IT and Facilities staff about temperature limits being exceeded. By 12:15AM, IT’s Systems & Networking Technician Dan Leich was…

The New Pages

We’re excited to announce that Pages has been upgraded and its storage capacity expanded. Thanks to this, all users now have 2GB available, which is a lot more than the previous 250MB limit. What can you do with Pages? Store…

Banner downtime this evening from 4:45–6 PM

Due to necessary maintenance, our ODS service and Banner production database will be taken off-line from 4:45–6PM this evening. Various networked services will be unavailable during this time, including: Cognos some eCommon tasks the campus directory at http://www.emerson.edu/directory some housing deposit…

Rolling Out New Antivirus

Starting soon, the Help Desk will be rolling out a new antivirus solution, Kaspersky, to staff and faculty. This will replace any existing Symantec antivirus installations. Some of the rollout will be silent and transparent to the user, much like…

lynda.com comes to Emerson

Good news, everyone! Emerson College is partnering with Lynda.com to provide access for Emerson’s Students, Faculty and Staff to LyndaCampus. LyndaCampus provides members with: Unlimited access to over 1,400 courses and 60,000 tutorials on a wide variety of technology and disciplines…

Median 5, Delivered

Median 5 is up and running! It’s magic. The reactions have been pretty positive so far. I wanted to take some time and highlight some new features that I mentioned before, but now you can actually use them! I don’t…

ec1880.us

In honor of Lee Pelton’s upcoming inauguration, I was asked to come up with neat ideas to demonstrate his drive to push innovation here at Emerson. In that vein, I have created a URL shortening service for Emerson College, kind…