Celebrate International Password Day!

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There are all sorts of days to celebrate during the year such as Mother's Day and Father's Day, and even some more off-the-wall days such as National Fried Chicken Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day, and a personal favorite, National Pancake Day.  But today is an extra special day that should be added to everyone's calendars.  Today is International Password Day!

International Password Day gives us all the opportunity to stop and reflect on what makes a good password, and how we can best protect our work and personal data by using strong password concepts.

To help you along, there's even a website dedicated too helping you figure out what makes a good password, how to deal with keeping track of the never ending list of passwords, mobile device passwords, and even some funny stories about password catastrophes!

Please take the time in joining your information security team in making every day a strong password day!


goCI is now available

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Along with today's wireless upgrade announcement, we also pleased to release v2.0 of the goCI app for iOS, Android and other mobile devices.

goCI v2.0 was completely re-built from the ground-up using the Modo Labs Kurogo platform and provides some important new updates, including:

  • improved map and wayfinding capabilities; 
  • a more flexible, tablet-friendly interface; and 
  • better support for Windows phones and other mobile web devices, via m.csuci.edu 
The last change is probably the biggest: now you can access most of the features of the goCI native app using the web browser on your smartphone. Just visit the goCI mobile site, located at m.csuci.edu.
We are still working on some big updates for goCI v2.1, (including mobile course registration and payment), which will continue throughout the summer. Our implementation team is working with our partner Modo Labs to resolve some technical limitations relating to how CI Records (our student records system) authenticates & communicates with goCI.

Please contact Peter Mosinskis, Director of IT Strategy, at peter.mosinskis@csuci.edu with any questions or comments about goCI v2.0, and thanks for your ongoing support in making CI a more mobile-friendly campus.

Improved wireless coverage outside of Broome Library

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During our fall 2014 Tech Fair, we received feedback from many students about the quality of wireless access in the open areas around Broome Library.

We're pleased to announce that in collaboration with Facilities Services and our strategic partner Pinnacle, we've dramatically improved the wireless coverage in the Central Mall and Broome Library plaza.

So enjoy CI's great warm spring weather and study outside! Feel free to contact the T&C Help Desk at helpdesk@csuci.edu or call 805-437-8552 to report any problems.

Broome Library plaza (photo: Isaac Hsieh / flickr CC)

goCI v2.0 is coming...

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We're pleased to announce our partnership with Modo Labs to bring the next version of the goCI mobile app to the CI community, and to let you know that a new version of the goCI mobile app is coming soon.

The Modo Labs Kurogo platform was selected for its flexibility in delivering mobile content to the campus community in an efficient, organized and scalable way.

The Technology & Communication mobile development team has been working with Modo Labs implementation staff since January to migrate data and functionality to the new platform, and complete testing in anticipation of our next release.

Updates to the app include:

  • improved map and wayfinding capabilities; 
  • a more flexible, tablet-friendly interface; and 
  • better support for Windows phones and other mobile web devices. 
goCI v2.0 is expected to launch in early April. Additional functionality (including mobile course registration and payment) is expected to roll out during summer 2015.

Please contact Peter Mosinskis, Director of IT Strategy, at peter.mosinskis@csuci.edu with any comments or questions about goCI v2.0 or CI's current mobile offerings, and thank you for your support in making CI a more mobile-friendly campus.

CI network upgrade status - 3/26

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The network upgrade is over 85% complete and on schedule. Work continues on administrative and facilities-related buildings and infrastructure; 10 buildings remain to be migrated.

The current schedule and real-time status updates can be viewed in this Google Sheet.

Any remaining issues encountered after a building has been migrated should be reported to the T&C Help Desk at 805-437-8552 or by email at helpdesk@csuci.edu.


Thanks for your ongoing patience as we continue to improve the speed and reliability of the campus network. 

CI Docs now has unlimited storage

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Thanks to an upgrade to CI's Google Apps to Education platform, Dolphin Pod, students & employees now have unlimited storage.

This means that students & employees who use CI Docs, Dolphin Email or other Dolphin Pod services can store unlimited documents, photos and other files.

You can check how much storage you've used by visiting the Google Drive storage page (you'll need to login to myCI first before you visit that page to see your new updated storage capacity).

Have questions about Dolphin Pod? Visit the Dolphin Pod information page or contact the T&C Help Desk at helpdesk@csuci.edu.

CI network upgrade update - 3/20

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CI's campus network upgrade is approximately 50% complete and on schedule. This week's work included the upgrade of most academic buildings on the main campus. Next week's work will focus on administrative and facilities-related buildings and infrastructure.

The current schedule and real-time status updates can be viewed in this Google Sheet.

Any remaining issues encountered after a building has been migrated should be reported to the T&C Help Desk at 805-437-8552 or by email at helpdesk@csuci.edu.


Thanks for your ongoing patience as we continue to improve the speed and reliability of the campus network.