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Dwight Fischer, Plymouth State University

Notes from the former CIO of Plymouth State University

Last Build Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2008 13:03:49 +0000


Adapt new teaching methods or become irrelevant?

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 13:03:49 +0000

PSU is writing a strategic plan for information technology. In particular, we're exploring how information technology will shape the classroom in the years ahead. We hear a lot about social networking and this generation's use of tools in extraordinarily new … Continue reading

We used to fish for fish. Now the phish phish for us.

Thu, 30 Oct 2008 18:42:37 +0000

They just keep coming. Innovative phishing scams, appearing to come from a legitimate email address, sometimes from our own domain, asking for us to update our account or login to fix or confirm something right away...or your account will be … Continue reading

Managing your technology career; it's not an entitlement

Mon, 08 Sep 2008 18:02:56 +0000

What are you doing to manage your career? What are your professional goals and what are you doing to make them become a reality? How will you avoid career obsolescence? Sometimes these questions provoke a defensive response among IT professionals. … Continue reading

Campaigns and Email

Wed, 03 Sep 2008 11:20:16 +0000

As the November election approaches, each party will be reaching out to voters via email. If history repeats itself, we will see a crescendo of email coming to the PSU mail servers in the weeks leading up to Election Day. … Continue reading

The Risk of Music File Sharing

Fri, 29 Aug 2008 11:31:15 +0000

PSU received 330 copyright violation notifications from the Recording Industry last year. When you share the music on your computer with others, you are putting yourself at risk. You may lose network privileges for your computer and, potentially, be targeted … Continue reading

Emergency Communications

Thu, 28 Aug 2008 16:23:34 +0000

Last year PSU started an emergency text messaging service. This year we installed an emergency siren. In addition to the web and PSU email, these new services help us keep pace with the need to communicate effectively with the campus … Continue reading

Student Workers at the Help Desk

Thu, 28 Aug 2008 16:22:19 +0000

Every September, ITS hires and trains a new fleet of students to work at our Help Desk. We look for students who demonstrate good technology AND communication skills. Working with our core of professional staff in the Lamson Learning Commons, … Continue reading

Dagnabbit, that Dial 5!

Tue, 26 Aug 2008 17:01:26 +0000

As a veteran of dialing 4 digit campus extensions, this new 5-digit requirement for internal calls at PSU is a bit of a pain. Every time I go to dial those well-memorized 4-digit extensions, I get the phone-tone telling me … Continue reading

Top Ten Things You Need to Know about Technology and PSU

Mon, 25 Aug 2008 12:42:24 +0000

The Help Desk is always your first and best line of support if you have a computer problem or question. If they can't answer your question right away, they will find who can. Call 5-2929, email or walk on … Continue reading

Dial 5!

Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:59:43 +0000

As of August 15th, all internal PSU phone numbers have been converted to 5 digits in length. Simply "Dial 5" followed by the same last four digits you have always dialed to reach a PSU phone number. For instance, to … Continue reading