Monthly Bulletin - August 2019

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I'm pleased to share our monthly bulletin, which provides a summary of activities & accomplishments for the department of Information Technology Services over the previous month, and what's coming this month.

Coming in September

  • Migration of CSUCI web site onto new Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

User Services

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 is now widely available! Students should have easy access to the products by logging in with their CSUCI credentials. Learn more
  • Windows 10 upgrade progress: More than 77% of our Windows computers are now on Windows 10. The communication plan to upgrade has included several “opt in” messages to local support coordinators and faculty, general announcements on our news site, and 1-1 outreach from the User Services technicians. Targeted upgrades will be scheduled in the coming months to keep the project on schedule for completion by the end of the calendar year.
  • Classroom preparations are complete. Computers have been configured and software has been installed according to instructors needs.
  • We received notification of the 2019-2020 MSFT allocations for technology and are preparing purchases for installation over the Winter break.
  • Participated in the “IT Procurement Process” Kaizen led by Division of Business & Financial Affairs


  • Setup (and tore down) temporary WiFi for Housing Check-In and Bridge Advising events.
  • Met with Facilities Services and Conference and Events to discuss infrastructure adjustments to be done for Central Mall upgrades in preparation for Commencement 2020.
  • Worked with engineers from Spectrum Business to onboard new circuit for 911 call mapping.
  • Worked with Facilities Services and ITS audio/visual support personnel to get Del Norte 1500 Presentation Room ready for new semester.
  • Refurbished telecom room data jumpers and switch stack for improved traceability, efficiency, and appearance. (BT1562)
  • Met with Police Dept. and Radio vendor to map out upgrade of Police radio system for officers and dispatch.
  • Architected a phone route plan for handling start of term rush for Student Business Services.
  • Worked with InfoSec team to mitigate phishing threats.
  • Worked with InfoSec and server team to strategize security measures for Science Labs.
  • Collaborated with Chancellor’s Office on wireless access point estimates for upcoming distribution.
  • Assisted in phishing attack incident response and assisted with password reset.
  • Enrolled 80 additional users in Duo Two-Factor Authentication.

Information Security

  • Carlos Miranda worked with University Police on a phishing attempt targeting financial aid disbursement
  • Information Security held Business Email Compromise awareness training for new employees in Procurement and Utility Support on 8/26
  • Information Security held Business Email Compromise awareness training for 84 HRE new student assistants on 8/20
  • Information Security in collaboration with Technology Infrastructure continued on the roll out of Duo 2-Factor Authentication to 84 employees with L1 data access in CI Financials.  These rollouts will continue until all employees are on 2-Factor Authentication.

Project Management

  • Led kickoff of a multicampus business process automation project to develop proof-of-concepts to reduce paper and improve process efficiency. Participants include the Chancellor’s Office and 5 CSU campuses including Stanislaus, East Bay, San Luis Obispo, Maritime Academy, and Channel Islands.
  • Completed procurement of TeamDynamix consulting and kicked off project for service management optimization consulting. Over the course of the fall term, the IT project management team will be working with a TeamDynamix consultant to assess our ticketing categorization and workflow processes.
  • Working with Infrastructure & MVS faculty on deployment of Microsoft Azure resources for MIS 310 sections, as part of Chancellor’s Office and Microsoft Azure grant.
  • Peter Mosinskis led an introduction to Information Technology Services for new tenure-track faculty on 8/21
  • Participated in the “IT Procurement Process” Kaizen led by the Division of Business & Financial Affairs
  • Assisted in phishing attack incident response

Web Services

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