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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

Summer IT Project Update

Tech Talk

September 11, 2007

wireless networking
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
computer lab upgrades
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
academic projects
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)
classroom upgrades
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)
summer tech school
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
media center
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
online services
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
networking projects
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
tape backup system
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
storage area network
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
administrative computing
Administrative Computing
  • Upgrade to Colleague R18
  • Migrated to Datatel’s New User Interface
  • Licensed Activities and Events module for advancement office
computer installations
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
equipment disposal
Equipment Disposal
  • Recycled 22,525 poundsof broken and obsolete equipment with Recycle Force (Indy)
  • Planning community recycle day this fall
windows vista office 2007 support
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
  • 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