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May 2009


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Division of Information Technology
P.O. Box 6888
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540-831-5173
Fax: (540) 831-6217

IT Sustainability
Turn off printers and other electrical equipment at night. Unplug, or use power strips, to disconnect equipment and eliminate phantom loads.

Security Tip
REFUSE to save passwords if prompted. If someone gets access to your machine, they will be able to easily access accounts without even knowing your password.

IT Tip can be used to look up telephone numbers instead of calling directory assistance, which incurs a charge.

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Division of Information Technology (DoIT) Radford University

Survey Tool Is Now Available

The Qualtrics program, licensed to DoIT, provides the campus community a means to generate basic market research from surveys or questionnaires using a wizard that requires no prior training. Find out more about how you can generate important feedback and make better decisions. >>MORE

2009 DoIT Computer Recommendations

LenovoThe Lenovo personal computer is being recommended to RU students for purchase by the RFP subcommittee of the Information Technology Advisory Committee and DoIT.

Find out how DoIT will provide additional support for users of the Lenovo platform. >>MORE

May 2009 Banner System Update

Randa McDonald, the Banner project manager, reviews the customized reporting capabilities that two applications, Cognos and Operational Data Store (ODS), will provide end-users who are looking to generate additional reports beyond the standard Banner report packages.

Learn more about how Cognos and ODS can harvest and present important information. >>MORE

Security Awareness Training

To facilitate user understanding of IT security risks and to ensure the security of university systems and information, Commonwealth of Virginia regulations now require all university employees to complete annual security awareness training.

The deadline for upgrading your annual security awareness training is Dec. 31, 2009. Find out what you will need to do to keep the system safe and your account active. >>MORE

Meet the DoIT Staff

Lisa McDanielRU's DoIT staff is eager to serve the RU community by answering your questions and helping make your use of technology more effective. Each month, we will introduce you to a DoIT staff member who can facilitate your use of these amazing technologies.

This month, it is our pleasure to introduce Lisa McDaniel, BS '00, MS '05, Manager, Academic Technologies and User Training, who is your go-to person when puzzling out the workings and nuances of the myriad of technologies that are available to help faculty and staff. >>MORE