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June 2011


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

Security Tip
Be alert to email scams at home and at work - attackers may send email stating that they require your personal information so that a package can be delivered to you or so that they can issue a refund to you. Legitimate businesses will not ask for your personal information by email, nor will Radford University.

IT Tip
If you accidentally delete any file or folder in Windows, restore it by going to the Recycle Bin and selecting the option "Restore All Items." All deleted files or selected files or folders can be recovered in this manner.

IT Sustainability Tip
"System Stand-by" comes from the laptop community and allows the system to nearly shut down while preserving a session. Minimal power is consumed to preserve the state of your applications while making it fast and easy to return to it when needed. When in Standby mode, a computer will consume about 5 percent of its normal power and use less electricity. Many users find that going into "standby" after 20 or 30 minutes is an appropriate setting.

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DoIT Offers Preparation Suggestions for Departmental Content Migration to CMS

The content migration project is going even better than expected. More than 25 sites are in the process of moving to the new content management system (CMS) and nearly 10 other departments have attended training. MORE>>>

Passwords are Key to IT Security

While DoIT provides many centralized IT security services to protect networks, computers and data, RU still relies on users to be responsible and make good decisions to maintain a secure and productive IT environment. MORE>>>

DoIT's Technical Knowledge Base Is a Valuable Resource

The Radford University Technical Knowledge Base is a great resource for information about the university's software systems and answers to common technical questions. MORE>>>

Banner Tip Searching for Information in Banner INB

Searching or querying is the process of looking to see what information is already in the Banner database. MORE>>>

Microsoft Office Available at RU Bookstore for Students, Faculty and Staff

RU employees as well as students can buy the media for MS Office and MS Windows OS upgrades from the RU Bookstore in Dalton Hall for $12.99 as a result of the university's Microsoft Campus agreement. MORE>>>

RU Bookstore Features Selection of DoIT-approved Lenovo and Apple Computers

University employees and students can shop from a wide selection of Apple and Lenovo computers for personal use at the RU Bookstore in Dalton Hall. MORE>>>

DoIT Staff Spotlight - Chris Meador

Chris MeadorRU'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 introduce you to a DoIT staff member who can facilitate your use of these amazing technologies. This month, it is our pleasure to introduce Systems Administrator Chris Meador. MORE>>>