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IT Update

Welcome to 2019! IT is now moving into the rebuilding phase as we use the IT Strategic Plan and OneIT to guide our way forward.

Data Center

Planning for a modernized data center is underway, the team of Chad Currier, Rob Caffey, Greg Dressman and Loren Wilson are leading the charge.

Service Operations

During spring semester, Duo, two-factor authentication will be rolled out in phases. Approximately every two weeks, IT will be communicating and working with about 200 faculty and staff on installing and using Duo until all employees have two-factor authentication installed. The schedule is being shared with System Administrators to keep them informed of the rollout in their areas.


The IT Strategic Plan has been shared with IT staff and the extended IT Leadership group and posted on the Strategic Planning web page. Listening sessions are planned for campus so that K-Staters have a chance to provide feedback. A form for input on the IT Strategic Plan can be provided from https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_erHVz043CNmAn1b

The ERP Task Force is drafting their final report with a release planned for campus in late January.

The cloud first strategy continues to be fleshed out with input from the IT staff, vendors and the distributed IT community.


IT Security Training was completed by 52% of K-State employees. Training will be sent to student employees in February 2019.

IT is offering a diverse set of training (Canvas, KSIS, CMS, Qualtrics, MS Word, Office 365, etc). for campus constituents. If you would like specific topic for your unit, please request the topic using this form https://www.k-state.edu/its/training/request-training.html .

Service Evaluations – IT and K-State Libraries continue to improve service locations to accommodate students’ study needs. The week prior to and the week of finals, the Union saw an 11% increase in the use of space.


Comparison of Phishing Scams and Compromised eIDs

YTD 2017 YTD 2018
Compromised eIDs 3,703 518
Phishing scams 1,086 528
Phishing scam tickets processed 6,912 2,216