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Summer IT Project Update. Tech Talk September 11, 2007. Wireless Networking. Wireless network access available campus-wide Over 220 access points Work still underway in Fine Arts Center, Allen Center, Sparks Center, Center Hall, small houses, some outdoor spaces

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Summer IT Project Update

Tech Talk

September 11, 2007


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Wireless Networking

  • Wireless network access available campus-wide

  • Over 220 access points

  • Work still underway in Fine Arts Center, Allen Center, Sparks Center, Center Hall, small houses, some outdoor spaces

  • Improved guest access and high-security options will be available later this fall

  • Usage stats: week | month


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Computer Lab Upgrades

  • New computers installed in Library computer lab, Baxter 214

  • New high-speed printers installed in Library computer lab, Library reference area, and both Armory labs


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Academic Projects

  • Physics mobile computer lab (15 Macbook laptops) replaced

  • Installed Stata (statistical software package) in computer labs

  • LabView for Physics

  • Present Indiana summer projects

  • Creating group work area on 1st floor of Lilly Library (in progress)


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Classroom Upgrades

  • New projectors installed in 16 classrooms

  • New computers installed in 18 classrooms

  • Supercarts installed in 33 classrooms (work ongoing)

  • New projection systems in Detchon 220, Library 3rd floor seminar room (coming soon)


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Summer Tech School

  • 21 classes offered

  • Approximately 150 attendees

  • 72 people completed online evaluation form

  • 95.8% rated workshop “excellent” or “good”

  • 90.1% would definitely recommend the workshop to another person


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Media Center

  • Created dual-boot iMac Lab

  • Apple TV, with instructional videos

  • Editing stations have Apple monitors, providing better color-matching

  • Implemented new student worker training program

  • Enhanced podcasts coming soon to podcasts page


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Online Services

  • New home page (debuts later today)

  • Fraternity web pages

  • Real-time online honor roll

  • Video virtual tour (coming soon)

  • Sports site enhancements | livestats


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Networking Projects

  • Network upgrades for College Hall, Delta Tau Delta

  • Traffic shaping methodology changed

  • Upgrading Blackboard server hardware (in progress)

  • Beginning process to connect Wabash to i-Light state-wide network

  • Phone system upgraded – new features available this fall


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Tape backup system

  • Installation in progress

  • Two LTO-3 Ultrium 960 drives

  • 48 media slots

  • 800GB storage capacity per tape

  • 38.4TB total storage capacity

  • Maximum transfer rate 1.1TB/hour


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Storage Area Network

  • Installation in progress

  • Provides 12 terabytes of data storage

  • Allows for server virtualization, which reduces hardware costs and improves redundancy

  • Data snapshots reduce backup and recovery time


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Administrative Computing

  • Upgrade to Colleague R18

  • Migrated to Datatel’s New User Interface

  • Licensed Activities and Events module for advancement office


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Computer Installations

  • 235 new computers installed

  • New web-based installation schedule process

  • Off-lease laptop computers sold through lottery system (300 entries for 65 computers)

  • To reduce equipment costs, most monitors were retained


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Equipment Disposal

  • Recycled 22,525 poundsof broken and obsolete equipment with Recycle Force (Indy)

  • Planning community recycle day this fall


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Windows Vista/Office 2007 Support

  • Vista and Office 2007 supported for student use

  • Campus computers will be upgraded in summer 2008

  • Vista remote access instructions will be posted to web site soon

  • See knowledge base for information on reading Office 2007 files in Office 2003


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Miscellaneous

  • Added 12 Canon G7 digital cameras to checkout pool

  • Added 2 Canon ZR850 digital video cameras to checkout pool

  • Migrated to new version of Exact Target (bulk email program)

  • Implementing web-based printing solution that will allow printing to campus printers without special computer setup


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