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UpdatesSpring is finally upon us. IT has many opportunities for blooming. Below are some examples.


Where are we on the reorganization process? The search committee is in the process of reviewing applications for four deputy CIO positions. Interviews will be scheduled in late April. Search committee members include Stacy Kovar, Brian Niehoff, and Fran Willbrant with Karen Pederson as an additional member serving on the Emerging Technology and Innovation position.

Service Operations

IT continues with Duo, two factor authentication, deployment. About 2,025 K-State employees have enrolled.

The plan for data center migration is moving forward. It has been approved by the State of Kansas and at the executive level at K-State.

During Spring Break, Networking and Telecommunications Services (NTS) updated the wireless in Eisenhower from 2.4GHz to 5 GHZ and added more access points to improve coverage.On the second floor, the team installed 13 access points (up from three). NTS also removed the old access points from the other floors and installed the new 5GHz access points.

The Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) project team has been formed.  The RFP due date was April 5 and the bid review team will be working over the next week to identify a list of recommended vendors to invite for on campus demos.  Listening sessions continue through April 30th.  You can find more details at http://blogs.ksu.edu/crm .


A Top Hat Certification Day is planned for April 25. Look for the date/times in K-State Today along with the registration form.

IT Cyber Security Awareness Training has been completed by 1,061 students and 3,508 faculty and staff.


Comparison of Phishing Scams and Compromised eIDs
YTD 2019 YTD 2018 YTD 2017
Compromised eIDs 136 142 850
Phishing scams 390 150 317
Phishing scam tickets processed 1006 454 1189