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IT Update

They’re back. Fall semester is in full swing and students and IT staff have hit the ground running. The first floor of Hale Library opened on UpdatesAugust 26 with more than 2,200 visitors during the first day. Information Technology staff are continuing with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Migration Readiness Project (MRP), the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) rollout, training for campus constituents and so much more.

Staff

As part of the IT Reorganization process, IT is emphasizing professional development including learning the principles of ITIL 4, the basics of cloud computing and so much more. We are also reviewing the performance evaluation process for today and for the future.

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IT Update

August brings a frenetic rush to the finish line – the first day of classes. This month we continue with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Migration Readiness Project (MRP), the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) rollout, wireless controller and firewall upgrades and so much more.Updates

Staff

The CIO and Deputy CIOs will be convening listening sessions with ITS staff on the process of reorganization. Data were provided to staff in advance of the meeting to prepare for the discussion and questions. Staff also were provided a link to an anonymous feedback survey. Continue reading “IT Update”

IT Update

July means turn up the heat! This month we continue with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Migration Readiness Project (MRP), the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) Town Hall meeting and so much more.Updates

Staff

Jan Elsasser was named Deputy CIO for Business Intelligence and Analytics. The Deputy CIO for Emerging Technology and Innovation will remain unfilled. 

 

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July 26: Explore Microsoft Excel (basic training)

An introductory training for Microsoft Excel is scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, in 306 Calvin.

""About Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is the foremost spreadsheet program in use today.

It is commonly used to…

  • Conduct calculations
  • Clean data
  • Graph or plot data (to identify data patterns)
  • Create data visualizations (both static and interactive)
  • Apply visual styles to data tables and data visualizations
  • Create interactive data visualizations (interactive pivot tables, interactive dashboards with sliders, and others)
  • Create simple macros for continuing data handling (with Visual Basic programming language)
  • Process data for analytics in other software programs
  • Enable the share-ability of information
  • Access online survey data (in analyze-able format), and more…

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IT Update

June is a favorite time of year with freshman and transfer students and families Updatesvisiting campus, some for the first time. During Orientation and Enrollment, ITS in conjunction with Hale Libraries and Housing and Dining are staffing a booth and sharing information about available services and the reopening of the first floor of Hale for fall semester.

Staff

Chad Currier was named COO/Deputy CIO for Enterprise Technology and remains CISO. Betsy Draper has been named Deputy CIO for Strategy, Planning and Enterprise Architecture. 

Two pending decisions are for the Deputy CIO for Emerging Technology and Innovation and the Deputy CIO for Business Intelligence and Analytics positions. 

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May 3: Microsoft Visio Pro training

An introductory training for Microsoft Visio Pro is scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in 306 Calvin.

About Microsoft Visio Pro

Microsoft Visio Pro is a common diagramming tool that enables the creation of vector graphics.

Some common examples include the following:

  • flowcharts to describe work or research processes
  • basic diagrams
  • BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) diagrams (with built-in validation based on rule sets)
  • database systems
  • floor plans
  • network designs
  • data-created visuals (with uploaded Excel spreadsheets used in Visio templates from MS Visio Online and / or the Excel back stage)
  • automapping of websites to three levels
  • And more

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Dec. 7: Advanced NVivo 12 Plus

“Advanced NVivo 12 Plus” is a follow-up presentation from the “Introduction to NVivo 12 Plus” offered earlier this term. This training will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in 306 Calvin Hall.

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Nov. 16: Tapping Social Media with NCapture and NVivo 12 Plus

“Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 12 Plus” will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in 306 Calvin Hall (a computer lab). This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on (to Google Chrome and Microsoft IE) as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms and will explore how the extracted data is analyzed using NVivo 12 Plus, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)

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Oct. 31: Student cyber security awareness poster and video contest deadline

Win prizes, gain experience, earn recognition!

Tuesday, Oct. 31 is the deadline for submitting entries into the video and poster contest. Prizes will be awarded for first ($200) and two honorable mentions ($25) in both video and poster categories for a total of six prizes in the form of Visa gift cards. Entries may be featured on K-State’s websites, social media, and in security awareness campaigns.

See the contest website for rules and submission details. If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk (heldesk@k-state.edu).

Winners will be notified by Nov. 14.

 

Student poster and video contest on cyber security awareness

Win prizes, gain experience, earn recognition!

Information Technology Services is hosting a contest in search of posters and videos of two minutes or less developed by K-State students, for students that focuses on cyber security topics and how to best handle them.


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