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IT Password Reminder

Webster IT Password Protection Reminder

March 23, 2017

Information Technology would like to remind everyone about Webster's password protection policies. Users may never share their passwords with anyone else in the University, including co-workers, managers, administrative assistants, IT staff members, etc. Everyone who needs access to a system will be given their own unique password. For more information visit the Information Technology page.

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Summer/Fall 2017 Software Deadline April 17

March 21, 2017

The lab and multimedia classroom software request deadline for Summer/Fall 2017 is Monday, April 17. The University’s IT organization will assess all new software requests based on a number of factors in coordination with the programs of each school. These factors include: the product life cycle, the vendor’s support structure for the software, compatibility with Webster’s PC/Mac platforms, and the product’s global roadmap, among other considerations.

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Webster the Netherlands Website Relaunched

January 27, 2017

After months of collaborative work from staff in Leiden and across the network, Webster University the Netherlands has relaunched its website with the aim of enhancing the user experience and providing visitors with an easier way to learn about Webster University, the only American university in the Netherlands.

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Muthukumaru Named Interim CIO

December 13, 2016

Learn more about Margie Muthukumaru, Webster’s director of enterprise information systems, who will serve as interim chief information officer effective January 2017. Muthukumaru joined Webster in 2010 and has led enterprise information systems. She has served on a number of leadership bodies with Webster, including the Strategic Plan Steering Committee.

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Freeman Named Client Executive Partner with Gartner

December 07, 2016

Webster University Vice President and Chief Information Officer Kenneth Freeman has been named to the position of Client Executive Partner with the technology research and strategy firm Gartner, Inc. Freeman will be with the University through the end of December. Margarita Muthukumaru, director of enterprise information systems, will serve as interim chief information officer after Freeman’s departure.

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Win a Holiday Prize by Registering for Office 365 Now

November 21, 2016

As part of Webster's global transition to Office 365, the Information Technology team will offer three raffle opportunities for those who complete the registration process by Dec. 7. All users will need to complete the simple registration process soon, but those who register in the next two weeks will have a chance to win one of three high-tech raffle prizes.

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Office 365 is coming

Office 365 Opt-In Now Available for All Students, Faculty, Staff

October 17, 2016

As part of the global Office 365 rollout, all current Webster students, faculty, and staff are now eligible to opt-in for certain Office 365 services before your scheduled rollout date. This includes access to Office Pro Plus, 50 GB of storage with One Drive, and an increased level of security and ease of use with password synchronization and self-service password reset. To sign up, you must complete the opt-in form in Connections.

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Flash and Internet Explorer are being updated in prep for the ADP upgrade.

Flash and IE Updates Pushed Out This Week

October 05, 2016

In preparation for the ADP e-Time and Attendance upgrade, which will occur for all US domestic employees and Athens next week, Information Technology will be pushing out updates to Windows users. Last night, IT pushed out updates to the Adobe Flash Player (version 23). Internet Explorer updates will be pushed out tonight - version 10 or 11, depending on your operating system.

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Look for more communications as the rollout commences.

Office 365 Rollout Bringing Global, Mobile Access to Students, Faculty, Staff

September 15, 2016

Throughout this academic year the Webster University worldwide community will gain access to a powerful menu of new tools that increase individual flexibility, productivity and strengthen the capacity to collaborate among faculty, students and staff alike. The rollout of Office 365 will provide new email, calendaring, enhanced password security, archive and cloud-based storage, and many applications for desktop and personal devices.

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IT Updates: Upgrades to Cherwell Portal; Calendars on Connections

July 28, 2016

On July 28, Information Technology upgraded the Cherwell Customer Portal to a newer version. While basic functionality remains the same, users may notice a few subtle changes to the interface as well as the process to add comments to a work order you submitted. Separately, IT seeks your input if you currently use personal or shared calendars on the Connections portal, as its software will be transitioned this fall.

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