Vote For Us - We're Nominated for a Webby!

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We're so excited that CSUCI's Art Program web site (which launched in November 2016) was nominated for a Webby! The site was designed and implemented by T&I's talented Web Services team.

2017 Webby Awards - We've been nominated. Help us make internet history and vote!

Vote for CI now at http://go.csuci.edu/webby. Hurry, voting ends on Thursday, April 20!

Help improve the campus directory and wayfinding

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The Division of Technology & Innovation (T&I) needs your help to improve contact and way finding information in the online campus directory.

Please take a moment to search for your own contact information in the CSUCI campus directory.

If you find an incorrect phone number, office location or other information in your own (or any of your colleagues’) directory entry, please click the “Request a Directory Change” button in the directory entry, as shown in the animation below:

Animation of how to request a directory change

(Having problems viewing the animation above? Visit the Request a Directory Change web page for detailed instructions)

You’ll be prompted to specify which data is incorrect, make suggestions for corrections, and even choose to be notified once corrections have been made. Once submitted, your change will be sent to the campus directory coordinator for your division, who will review the request, and make the appropriate corrections in CI Records (which will propagate automatically to the campus directory).

Thanks in advance for your help in making it easier to find and contact employees at CI.

Please contact the T&I Help Desk at helpdesk@csuci.edu with any questions about the campus directory.

Dropbox migration update

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As described in the campus global email sent on 3/30, the Dropbox@CI rollout will begin on Monday, April 10, 2017 and proceed in groups according to your building location on campus. Review the migration schedule here. Please note that network shared drives for workgroups (G drive, Z drive, etc.) will not be affected during​ this migration phase.

What happens next?

  1. If your group is scheduled for rollout next week, the T&I Dropbox@CI Implementation team will be contacting you this week with instructions and further guidance. For all other groups, the T&I IT Consultant assigned to your location will contact you at least 5 business days before the beginning of your migration window.
  2. During the rollout period, a Dropbox Implementation team member will be available in your location to help you with your Dropbox account and moving your personal Homeshare (H drive) content to Dropbox@CI.
What do you need to do next?
  1. Review the migration schedule to see when your group/building will migrate.
  2. Please reach out to Asha Ramachandra at asha.ramachandra@csuci.edu if the assigned timeframe does not work for your workgroup.
  3. If the schedule works for you, you do not need to do anything. Just wait for the communication from the Dropbox@CI implementation team with further instructions.
Need help or have questions?
Please visit the Dropbox@CI Implementation web site for the latest news and information, or contact Asha Ramachandra at asha.ramachandra@csuci.edu.

IT procurement deadlines for 2016-17 fiscal year

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This point in the spring term begins the highest volume period for information technology (IT) related purchasing by departments and organizations. Based on data from last year, the Division of Technology & Innovation (T&I) and Procurement anticipate that over 120 procurement requests will submitted between now and the end of the fiscal year (June 30). 

Due to a staffing shortfall in Procurement and to ensure sufficient time for review & processing before fiscal year-end, we kindly request that you submit any IT procurements which will encumber 2016-17 funds via the IT procurement web site (http://www.csuci.edu/ti/purchasing/) according to the following timeline:
  • Custom IT procurements (for non-standard IT hardware, software and equipment) must be submitted by no later than 5PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
  • Standard IT procurements (for standard desktops, laptops, iPads, printers, etc.) must be submitted by no later than 5PM on Monday, April 17, 2017 
Any 2016-17 IT procurements submitted after those dates will be processed as time and resources permit. 

For reference:
  • Standard IT procurements take an average of 9 days to process. 
  • Custom IT procurements take an average of 50 days to process. 
  • The "Days to process" metric is calculated from the date of initial submission via the IT procurement web site (http://www.csuci.edu/ti/purchasing/) to the date where the purchase order is issued to the vendor by Procurement staff).  

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work together to overcome the staffing shortfall and complete these year-end procurements as quickly as possible. Please contact me at peter.mosinskis@csuci.edu or call 805-437-8587 if you have any further questions. 

Completed upgrades of CI's web servers

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Upgrades of CI's primary web servers for www.csuci.edu and our academic/administrative web sites were successfully completed Friday night, doubling the amount of available space. We experienced no down time, thanks to T&I's infrastructure team and our partners at LiquidWeb.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) now available for research computing

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Thanks to a new agreement between CSU Channel Islands (CI) and Amazon, faculty and campus departments now have access to provision affordable, high-performance research computing resources through Amazon Web Services (AWS) on an as-needed, pay-as-you-go basis, including virtual servers, storage and databases and other services.

Because of our agreement, T&I's master AWS account and billing arrangement enables faculty & departments to create their own AWS linked accounts and facilitates management of central billing and cost-recovery by T&I.

CI's Computer Science program is an early adopter of the new service and has already seen a dramatic difference in reduction of processing time for their computing resources. We're glad to share in their immediate success, and excited to share this new opportunity with the CI community.

Please visit the CI Amazon Web Services web site for more details about AWS service and learn how to get started.

goCI v2.1: View your class schedule, grades and open lab computers

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We're excited to announce that on Monday, January 16, 2017 we officially launched v2.1 of our goCI mobile app.

The updated app now includes the following 3 new modules:

"Register": now you can view your class schedule, grades from previous semesters, and browse the course catalog.

"Pay Now": pay your tuition and other fees for your student account online through the app.

"Labs": view how many computers are available in the open labs on campus (currently only Broome Library labs are listed).

We are also working on an enhancement for the "Register" module that will enable you to find classes in the course catalog, as well as add, drop and swap those classes. Testing is currently underway, and we expect to launch these enhancements in February.

Have a great idea for the goCI mobile app? Let us know! Contact Peter Mosinskis, Director of IT Strategy at peter.mosinskis@csuci.edu