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What is IT Governance?

   March 3, 2019

Have you ever heard the term IT governance and wondered what it means? IT governance refers to how decisions are made about what work that IT staff are doing. IT governance exists because there is usually more work (especially new work) then can usually be accomplished so someone needs to make a decision regarding what does and does not get done.

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Project 180: Implementing a Test Proctoring Solution

   March 3, 2019

If you are a faculty member, what’s more important than knowing that the student taking a test is actually the right student? How do you do that when the student is online and you never have any face-to-face interactions with them? A new way of proctoring tests is needed…...

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Electronic signature for fafsa forms

   January 7, 2019

Imagine trying to scan thousands of forms by hand every month. Now, add pressure that each and every form must be processed quickly and accurately because they affect somebody's financial aid. This is what students, their families and the Office of Financial Aid face when submitting and managing critical FAFSA forms.

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How does an IT Project Assessment work?

   January 7, 2019

Ever test the water before jumping in? You want to know what you're getting into before smashing that cannon ball, right? That's what a project assessment is about. Once an IT project idea is submitted and approved, an IT Business Analyst works with the submitter to gather more information, aka: an IT Project Assessment. This information includes: project stakeholders, business needs,...

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university's Microsoft Office upgrade coming

   November 15, 2018

Microsoft released their newest version of Office–Office 2019–this past September. Plans to upgrade all university-owned computers from the current Office 2016 version are now underway. Typically, software upgrades aren’t entered as new IT projects; however, Microsoft Office is one of the most heavily used software programs by university employees and students, which...

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Are IT project ideas really reviewed?

   November 15, 2018


The silo-busting ETC (Executive Technology Council) and TPCs (Technology Portfolio Committees) make sure IT project ideas get the attention, multiple viewpoints and prioritization that they deserve. ...

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Active projects by the numbers: 14 Transform projects, 1 Express Project and 21 Run Projects

What do those project stats mean?

   November 15, 2018

You're busy. That's why each DISH issue includes a project stat "quick glance." This month shows numbers for the three active project types: Express, Run and Transform. Not sure what those are? No problem–their definitions are in ...

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Duo 2-Factor Authentication

   October 8, 2018
These days, many customers are asked to provide extra verification of their identity before they can access personal information online. This is because banks, insurance companies and other large-scale industries are tightening digital security practices to fight cybercriminal activity.

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Do You Know How to Find A Specific IT Project?

   October 8, 2018
With hundreds of IT projects, you might think finding information for just one is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Thankfully, this is not the case! Usability feedback for the IT Project's website has helped ensure finding a project, and it's information, is fast and easy.

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