Information Technology

July 2013


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

IT Security Tip
It only takes one virus to make your computer inoperable, or even worse, lose all your data. Backup your important files such as family photos and important documents on a regular basis.

Sustainability Tip
Unplug your laptop charger and/or cell phone charger when it's not in use to save energy.

Accessibility Tip
Use alt text to provide access to the content of images for individuals who cannot see them, including people using screen readers or Braille output devices.

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Our Turn technology workshops slated for August

Reserve time on your calendar now August 14 – 16 for technology workshops offered during August Our Turn. MORE>>>

Request telephone updates early

Departments often review telephone locations, line appearances and calling information at the beginning of each academic year. This often creates a large number of requests for phone changes within a short period of time. We encourage departments to review this information early and submit a TS1 Service Request Form or call 540-831-6600 for any needed changes. MORE>>>

Staying safe while online

With new viruses and malware being released every day, you have to remain vigilant while connected to the Internet to keep your computers, smartphones and your data secure. Following some basic rules will keep you a step ahead of the hackers. MORE>>>

Keeping highly sensitive data secure

Social security numbers, driver's license numbers, health records, and financial account information such as credit card numbers and bank account numbers should never be stored on mobile devices. University departments are encouraged to review both electronic and paper documents and forms and eliminate the use of this information unless required by law. MORE>>>

Multimedia producer earns best of show

Jaslyn Gilbert, multimedia producer in the Office of Web Communications, earned the "Best of Show" award in the 2013 Annual Print Competition held by the University Photographers' Association of America (UPAA). MORE>>>

Digital signage on campus (getting the word out)

DoIT recently has updated digital signage on campus by adding a host of new system features with a special RU look. MORE>>>

iPad and iPhone iOS updates

Apple releases updates to the iOS operating system on iPads and iPhones on a regular basis. To be sure that your iPad or iPhone is operating as efficiently and securely as possible, check for updates on a regular basis. MORE>>>

DoIT service catalog provides directory of IT services

The Division of Information Technology has created a service catalog identifying the services DoIT offers to RU's faculty, staff and students. MORE>>>

Meet the DoIT Staff: Ray Swingle, Information Security Engineer

Ray SwingleThe DoIT staff serves the RU community by providing service and technical support to faculty, students and staff. Each month we introduce the campus to a DoIT staff member who can facilitate the use of today's amazing technologies. This month, it is our pleasure to introduce information security engineer, Ray Swingle. MORE>>>