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Ted Dodds on Leadership (December 1, 2015)

by Liz Field for IT News One of the things Ted Dodds is most proud of from his five-year tenure as Cornell’s CIO and VP for Information Technologies is the investment he’s made in leadership programs... read more

Save the Date! Cornell DrupalCamp 2016 (November 19, 2015)

Cornell University will host its third DrupalCamp on Friday October 7, 2016, with an optional half-day Code Sprint on Thursday October 6, 2016. The theme is “Drupal: Building Community,” and includes... read more

Watch Out for These Scams This Holiday Season (November 19, 2015)

It's definitely the most wonderful time of the year for cyber scammers! Especially during the holidays, the Internet is a place where anyone can appear to be someone they are not, then disappear... read more

Watch Out for These 5 Scams This Holiday Season (November 19, 2015)

It's definitely the most wonderful time of the year for cyber scammers! Especially during the holidays, the Internet is a place where anyone can appear to be someone they are not, then disappear... read more

Interim CIO announcement (November 19, 2015)

From Joanne DeStefano, Executive Vice President & CFO, and Michael Kotlikoff, Provost We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Lifka to the position of Interim CIO to replace Ted... read more

New IT Professional Badging Program on CIO site (November 19, 2015)

The new IT@Cornell Professional Badging initiative is for all IT employees who want a modernized way to highlight their achievements, experiences, professional development, and engagement. According... read more

SANS Defending Web Applications Security Essentials Coming to Cornell (November 18, 2015)

Sign up now and save the date! From March 27-April 2, 2016, everyone in web-development or web-server admin roles at Cornell is encouraged to attend this 6-day course. Seats are available... read more

SANS Course on Defending Web Applications Security Essentials Coming to Cornell (November 18, 2015)

Sign up now and save the date! From March 28-April 2, 2016, everyone in web-development or web-server admin roles at Cornell is encouraged to attend this 6-day course. Seats are available... read more

SkillSoft has new mobile app; user-friendly interface (November 13, 2015)

SkillSoft now offers a user-friendlier interface and a new mobile app, for learning on the go. Cornell staff, students and active faculty have access to hundreds of SkillSoft books, courses and... read more

Cornell Hosts Cloud Forum for Higher Ed (November 12, 2015)

On November 3 and 4, 2015 Cornell University’s Central Information Technologies hosted a Cloud Forum for Higher Education at the Statler Hotel and Conference Center. The goals of the event were... read more

CIT recommends DELAY in upgrading Cornell-owned computers to El Capitan; Windows 10 (November 6, 2015)

Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) recommends all users of Cornell-owned computers do not upgrade their systems to the latest versions of Mac and Windows operating systems until thorough testing... read more

Dell laptop and desktop roadmap event 11/17 (November 6, 2015)

Representatives from Dell will be on campus Tuesday, November 17, 2015, to share their Roadmap for laptops and desktops for the coming year. Come learn about what's on the way, and use the... read more

Networking Breakfast with Ted Dodds (November 3, 2015)

Sponsored by the IT@Cornell Leadership Community Monday, November 30 9:00-10:30am 700 Clark Hall, Breakfast will be served Network with your IT peers from around campus and have the opportunity... read more

HR launches new networking tool for Cornell employees (November 3, 2015)

Cornell Human Resources has launched a new networking tool in Workday, tailored just for the Cornell community. According to the Cornell Chronicle, the new feature is similar to LinkedIn, and “gives... read more

Cornell presents at 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference (November 3, 2015)

In October a group from Academic Technologies and the Center for Teaching Excellence attended the 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference (OLC). Patrice Prusko, Diane Sempler... read more

Early Registration for IT@Cornell Conference: Flexible IT (October 29, 2015)

Join IT@Cornell on Wednesday, December 9, for an event on how to remain flexible in your IT work environment. Workshops and lectures will focus around cloud options and demonstrations, as well as how... read more

Microsoft Access 2013 Basic Training on December 2, 2015 (October 29, 2015)

This course introduces participants to the Access environment and provides a foundation in creating table structures. Select query creation and modification are presented. After attending this... read more

Postponed Release of Remedy with Smart IT (October 29, 2015)

Remedy’s Smart IT release scheduled for November 2, 2015 is being postponed until the Remedy environment and performance has been stabilized. Due to some technical issues with the application, a... read more

Building the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals - 10/26 NCSAM Weekly Resources (October 23, 2015)

During the week of October 26-30, let's look to the future of the cybersecurity workforce, focusing on cybersecurity education and awareness in schools at all levels, and emphasizing the need for... read more

Cornell Tools of Engagement Program Group Forming (October 22, 2015)

Interested in getting up-to-date on classroom and online technologies used to support teaching and learning? Academic Technologies is joining forces with the SUNY Tools of Engagement Program (TOEP)... read more

Build Project Management Skills at (October 22, 2015)

Build your project management skills from the fundamentals to managing budgets, as well as solving problems and managing project teams. All courses are available for Category A Professional... read more

New affiliations and types in Enterprise Directory 11/17 (October 22, 2015)

On November 17, 2015, three new affiliations and types will be added to the Enterprise Directory: faculty, retired faculty, and emeritus. Since the Directory was implemented, all employees with... read more

Update to Box Edit 3 by Oct. 31 (October 21, 2015)

Box Edit is an add-on feature that allows you to edit or create files directly on the Cornell Box collaboration and storage service. Since the introduction of Box Edit 3, most Box Edit users have... read more

SharePoint Training: Branding and User Interface Design (October 21, 2015)

If you're interested in taking your SharePoint knowledge further by learning about branding and user interface design, sign up for this session specially developed for Cornell. The course explains... read more

Remedy with Smart IT Available November 2 (October 16, 2015)

Remedy’s Smart IT is an alternative interface tor technical support providers to use in the Remedy On Demand system.  This can be used on the desktop/laptop as well as hand held devices like... read more

Your Evolving Digital Life - 10/19 NCSAM Weekly Resources (October 15, 2015)

During the week of October 19-23, we'll highlight the “smart world” we live in and the importance of educating all citizens about cybersecurity as more and more of the devices we use—from phones and... read more

OBIEE Answers Training for December 7-9 (October 9, 2015)

This class is for people who have had some experience with OBIEE Answers so there is a prerequisite of having completed the Cornell tutorial and approximately 20 hours of using the tool. Check out... read more

Cornell Email Addresses Are Being Faked (October 9, 2015)

Email spoofing is when the "from" address is forged by the sender, so the message appears to come from someone else. Criminals can use any Cornell email address they look up at as... read more

Classroom Video Capture System Moves to Cloud, Offers Benefits to Users (October 9, 2015)

The classroom video capture system, Mediasite, was moved from onsite hosting to a vendor-hosted cloud provider in August. This has enabled video streaming and hosting services to utilize their... read more

IT Security First Responder Training - October 30 (October 9, 2015)

The IT Security Office has scheduled a First Responder Training class designed and intended for security liaisons and support staff who act as a first responder to system compromises as part of their... read more

Women's Hockey Game to Benefit United Way of Tompkins County (October 8, 2015)

National women’s hockey Boston College makes a rare Lynah Rink appearance on Saturday October 24, at 3:00pm, for the annual Cornell Women’s Hockey Team United Way game. A dollar will be donated to... read more

Connecting Communities - 10/12 NCSAM Weekly Resources (October 8, 2015)

During the week of October 12-16, we'll emphasize the importance of protecting yourself when connecting to the Internet while on the go. Best practices are provided for using mobile devices and... read more

Software Development SIG to Present on PI Dashboard (October 8, 2015)

Join the Software Development SIG on October 14, from 1:30pm - 2:30pm in 102 Mann Library for a presentation on the technologies behind the build and deployment of the PI Dashboard. The PI Dashboard... read more

Upgrade to IT Service Billing (Pinnacle) (October 8, 2015)

The IT Service Management team in partnership with CIT Applications and the vendor Calero will be upgrading Pinnacle to V6.5.1 over the weekend of October 16. Services that use Pinnacle for billing... read more

Every Year ~2,000 Cornell NetID/Password Pairs Are Compromised (October 8, 2015)

Did you know that password compromises are one of the greatest risks to Cornell data? NetID/password pairs can be stolen when someone unintentionally does either of the following: Downloads a... read more

Essentials to Avoid Online Scams (video)

Essentials to Avoid Online Scams (video) (October 6, 2015)

If you don't know how to read URLs and how to identify EV certs, watch the video! read more

IT@Cornell Annual Showcase (October 1, 2015)

The second IT@Cornell Annual Showcase, in which we highlight our key accomplishments over the past year, is now online. Some of the highlights from FY15 include Cornell’s leadership in cloud... read more

Help Cornell be a Cyber Security Champion! (October 1, 2015)

In celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, on October 1, all faculty and staff received the following IT Security News update. Watch the Video. Help out the good guys! Cornell's IT... read more will no longer support IE8 or earlier (October 1, 2015) will be implementing a new navigation on their homepage in the next two weeks. Some users may already see the new navigation, but rollout of the new navigation will continue for the next... read more

IT Scavenger Hunt Sends CIT Teams Around Cornell’s Campus (September 29, 2015)

On Friday, September 25, 2015 seven teams squared off against each other in the first annual IT Selfie Scavenger Hunt on Cornell’s campus! Teams set out to find various targets all over campus and... read more

CIT to Host Free Webinar Viewings of the EDUCAUSE 2015 Annual Conference (September 28, 2015)

Tap into the "best thinking in higher education IT" without leaving Ithaca. From October 28 - 30, 2015, CIT will host free webinar session viewings of the EDUCAUSE 2015 Annual Conference.  Sessions... read more

Cornell United Way Kick-Off Event October 2 (September 24, 2015)

Please join CIO Ted Dodds, Cornell’s United Way campaign chair, to the campaign Kickoff on Friday, October 2, from 12:00-1:00pm in the Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room, featuring remarks from... read more

Remedy V9.0 Upgrade Rescheduled (September 24, 2015)

The Remedy upgrade to V9.0 has been rescheduled for Saturday Oct 3. CIT postponed the upgrade due to the length of time that was necessary for the outage. The vendor has been able to reduce the... read more

Cornell United Way campaign seeks campaign volunteers (September 24, 2015)

Cornell’s United Way campaign is looking for campus colleagues who care about our local communities, and want to help CU United Way this fall.   The campaign needs volunteers for two to three... read more

Expand Your Database Knowledge with (September 24, 2015)

Learn how to use databases like SQL servers, Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro, and more. Understand fundamentals like the MySQL language, then learn to execute, functions, and stored... read more

PeopleSoft’s Campus Solutions system moves to AT&T (September 17, 2015)

Cornell successfully transferred PeopleSoft’s Campus Solutions system to AT&T on July 27, 2015 in a move to find a comprehensive, fully managed solution including PeopleSoft maintenance,... read more

Enterprise Directory change relating to preferred name (September 17, 2015)

In order to comply with new federal regulations and an Employee Assembly resolution, and at the request of the Department of Inclusion & Workforce Diversity, beginning on September 25, 2015 at... read more

See a FAKE login page targeting Cornellians (September 15, 2015)

There are undoubtedly many copies of and CUWebLogin pages out there in the wild on the Internet, trying to trick people into giving away their NetID email/password combinations.... read more

Institute for Internet Culture, Policy, and Law coming to Cornell September 15–17 (September 10, 2015)

The Institute for Internet Culture, Policy and Law at Cornell is offering a deep discount to Cornell faculty and staff. For half-price rate, register now at Some of the most... read more

What's Coming for Remedy Users on September 21st, Remedy V9.0 Upgrade (September 4, 2015)

Version 9.0 of Remedy is scheduled to be available to users on Sept 21, with the new version comes 5 changes to the user interface.      1. Incident Templates: If you are currently using incident... read more

Remedy Enhancements: Available Now (September 4, 2015)

The Remedy Service Management team would like to announce the following new features/functionality to Remedy Ondemand application: 1. New Column Fields: From the Incident Management Console you can... read more

Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility Annual Meeting 9/15 (September 3, 2015)

Experience the latest developments in the world of Nanotechnology at Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility's (CNF) Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. The event will feature... read more

ITReads Group Selects Book for the next session beginning September 28th (September 3, 2015)

Join the ITReads book club as it reads its next selection:  Leaders Make the Future by Bob Johansen To make participation easier, each week we will discuss a few chapters via online conversation in... read more

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