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August 2010


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

Security Tip
You should always lock your computer when leaving it unattended and it’s quick and easy to do. To do this quickly, press and hold the Windows key (the key with the Windows logo) and then the L key. This will automatically lock your computer.

IT Tip
When a shortcut requires a key combination, the StickyKeys feature lets you press a modifier key, such as Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or the Windows Logo key, and have it remain active until another key is pressed.
To activate StickyKeys
1. Press the Shift key five times. A dialog box opens with instructions on how to set up the StickyKeys feature.
2. If you click OK, an icon (a group of squares) appears in the notification area.
To turn off StickyKeys, press the Shift key five times

IT Sustainability Tip
Screen savers are now obsolete. They were originally designed to help protect the lifespan of monochrome monitors. Most screen savers do not save energy unless they actually turn off the screen or, in the case of laptops, turn off the backlight.

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Division of Information Technology (DoIT) Radford University

Helpful Reminders to Faculty and Staff for the Fall 2010 Opening

The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) offers a checklist of reminders to RU faculty and staff about the start of the 2010 school year. MORE>>>>

DoIT Upgrades and Enhances Classrooms

DoIT upgrades campus classrooms and computer labs on a regular basis to provide faculty and students with a technology-rich teaching and learning environment. MORE >>>

DoIT Provides Simple and Convenient Means to Complete IT Security Training Certification

IT security certificates completed in the summer of 2009 are expiring soon. >>MORE

Unauthorized Storage of Highly Sensitive Data Prohibited by State Policy

RU’s Data Storage and Media Protection policy prohibits the storage of sensitive data without documented permission. MORE >>>

DoIT Answers Your Questions about Spam Email

SPAM or nuisance email is an annoying problem that DoIT works hard to prevent. Find out more on how you can manage your email inbox. MORE >>>

BannerTeams Progress With Banner Transition

The Banner Finance team completed implementation of new electronic billing with its vendor Nelnet and has successfully launched procedures to load university budgets using Banner Self Service. MORE >>>

Meet the DoIT Staff

Hashim DurraniThe DoIT staff is eager to serve the RU community by answering your questions and assisting you with your use of technology when needed. 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 and welcome Hashim Durrani, Senior Software Engineer. >>MORE