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K-State data-storage options

data storage imageby Information Technology Services

Faculty, staff, and researchers create and consume data on a daily basis. Keeping that information safe is vital, which requires good data storage to safely backup the information and to distribute data quickly when required.

K-State offers three data-storage options for storing and backing up your computer files. Each option has a unique combination of features so you can tailor your choices to your specific needs. These options are centrally supported and documented, and each is a secure mechanism for storing and retrieving your files. Continue reading “K-State data-storage options”

Faculty/staff: Keep your data safe with CrashPlan

Crash Plan imageby Information Technology Services

CrashPlan, an alternative to traditional computer backups, is available by subscription for faculty and staff. CrashPlan will back up files on your workstation, laptop or desktop computer in a continuous, invisible, uninterrupted manner, and send you a periodic report of the status of your backup. CrashPlan encrypts your data, and then backs the data up to the cloud. Continue reading “Faculty/staff: Keep your data safe with CrashPlan”

Umberger Hall Data Center has been decommissioned

by Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services has been working hard for several years to remove old equipment across the university as part of K-State’s Converged Infrastructure project for K-State 2025. On July 7, 2017, ITS decommissioned the Umberger Hall Data Center. Continue reading “Umberger Hall Data Center has been decommissioned”

CrashPlan subscriptions available for faculty and staff

by Information Technology Services

CrashPlan, an alternative to traditional computer backups, is available by subscription for faculty and staff. CrashPlan will back up files on your workstation, laptop or desktop computer in a continuous, invisible, uninterrupted manner, and send you a periodic report of the status of your backup. CrashPlan encrypts your data, and then backs the data up to the cloud. Continue reading “CrashPlan subscriptions available for faculty and staff”

K-State stops critical attack on software

by Information Technology Services

On Thursday, March 9, a critical exploit was executed around the world that enabled hackers to take control of web servers. At K-State, the software used to manage the Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarship Application and the Axio LMS (which is in limited use) was attacked. Within an hour of the exploit being known to the world, Information Technology Services (ITS) had an initial block of the attacks in place. Continue reading “K-State stops critical attack on software”

February 3: Intro to NVivo 11 Plus training

An “Intro to NVivo 11 Plus” training is scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 401B Hale Library for all faculty, graduate students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods) data analysis tool.

Intro to NVivo 11 Plus training

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Nov. 18: Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus

Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in 401B Hale Library. This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on (to Chrome and IE) as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms and will explore how the extracted data is analyzed using NVivo 11 Plus, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)

NVIVO training, 1:30-3:30, Friday, Nov. 18, 401B Hale Library

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Nov. 15: Data analysis and visualization with MATLAB seminar

This event has been canceled. 

Representatives from MathWorks will host a complimentary MATLAB seminar from 10 a.m. – noon, Tuesday, Nov. 15, in 0093 Engineering Hall.  Kansas State University faculty, staff, researchers and students are all welcome to attend.  Register for the seminar. Walk-ins are welcome.

MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. Using MATLAB, you can solve technical computing problems faster than with traditional programming languages, such as C, C++, and FORTRAN.

During this technical seminar, an overview of MATLAB and an introduction to the powerful statistical analysis and visualization capabilities available in MATLAB will be provided.

Highlights include:

  • Accessing data from files, spread sheets and other sources
  • Performing statistical analysis, curve and surface fitting routines
  • Developing algorithms and applications to automate your workflow
  • Generating reports in HTML and other file formats to share your work
  • Building graphical applications and deploying your work

If you have any questions, contact Tom McHugh (tom.mchugh@Mathworks.com)

Nov. 11: Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics training

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” training is 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in 401B Hale Library. All faculty, staff, and students who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

Qualtrics Advanced Training, Friday, Nov. 11, 3:30-4:30, 401 Hale Library

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Easily access some of your K-State balances

by Information Technology Services

Do you know your free printing balance? What about your current Cat Cash balance or the number of meals remaining on your meal plan? With the new Balances widget in Connect, students, faculty and staff can easily check all three.

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