Bo Wandschneider has been on the job for 90 days now. Our new Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-Principal (Information Technology Services) gives us some insight into his early days at Queen's, and the things that are capturing his attention right now.
The idiom, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" might easily translate into "time spent on prevention is worth more than time spent on recovery" for many IT-disabling disaster scenarios, especially if you are not prepared with your own IT disaster recovery plan!
This article takes an educational look at web page accessibility design. "What You See Isn't What I Hear" highlights some of the common mistakes with web page images. These mistakes significantly reduce or eliminate the ability of many people to view, or in some cases understand, many web pages available on the Internet today. [Photo Credit: StillSearc]
Faculty and staff have been asking for an integrated mail, calendaring and task management service to manage their day-to-day activities. Microsoft Exchange has been selected as the application that will provide this functionality.
The Queen’s Address Book (LDAP Directory) contains listings for all faculty, staff, and students (depending upon personal privacy settings). You can configure Outlook to search the Queen's Address Book whenever you want to send an email to individuals at Queen’s.
Take a walk down memory lane as From the Archives takes a look back at Graffiti and Soapbox - Queen's social networks of the past.
ITServices has been working hard to improve our online list of services. Our updated service catalogue has been designed to make it easier for you to find the services you need. [Photo Credit: agobum666]
Want to know what we're working on behind the scenes? Get to know the "In the Works" area of our website to say in the loop.
Check out the newest words we've coined, and tell us yours! Also, match the words to the definitions for last issue's slips.
We've pulled together a few more time saving tips and tricks that we hope you will find useful. From WebPublish tips to nifty Firefox browser ad-ons to finding out where to get your computer repaired right on campus!
ITServices has been producing these thrice yearly newsletters for a few years now. We're not sure if they're "hitting the mark" in getting information to those who need or want it in the most effective way. We're about to conduct a review, and welcome your comments. Please let us know what you think of the newsletter, if you have ideas for future articles, or if you have ideas for other ways that we can better meet the needs of the Queen's community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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