Monthly Archives: May 2013

Blackboard To Undergo Significant Upgrade

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Blackboard is scheduled to undergo a significant upgrade on the weekend of June 15 and 16. The Blackboard team believes this upgrade will significantly improve the user experience. The upgrade window runs from 6 a.m. on June 15 until 6 a.m. on June 16. During this interval, all aspects of the Blackboard system will be […]

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Mobile Application Architecture Initiative

Mobile App Architecture Overview diagram

The following excerpts are taken from a summary written by Steve Wheat (Chief IT Architect, OIT): Mobile technology is transforming the way people work, deliver healthcare, and perform research. In light of the increasing demand for mobile applications, OIT has prioritized a project for FY2013 to document Emory mobile application architectures in detail for discussion […]

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Service Desk Kudos

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In recognition of personal achievement, Athan Gillette and Brian Young (both of Enterprise Services) were awarded the professional certification of HDI Support Center Analyst in May, 2013. This certification involves participating in an online course that offers 12 weeks for completion and then taking a timed certification exam. Athan completed the course and certification exam […]

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Lincoln Higdon, Sr. IT Manager, R-WIT

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Lincoln comes to Emory to fill a new managerial position with the R-WIT team. Prior to Emory, Lincoln spent nearly five years as the Director of IT at Prommis Solutions. He also worked for Agilysys for a year and EDS for eight years. A Georgia native, Lincoln was born in Marietta, but was raised in […]

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Joe Poole, Sr. Information Security Specialist, IT Security

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Joe comes to the IT Security team from the Scientific Research Corporation where he spent the last three years doing network security. Prior to that he served six years in the US Air Force, where he was a Network Engineer and Systems Integrator. Joe received his Master of Information Technology Management degree from Webster University […]

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Musa Varachhia, Network Engineer 1, Infrastructure

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Musa joins Data & Voice Engineer Team to help maintain the configurations of the switches. He comes to Emory from Georgia Perimeter College where he spent nine years advancing from being a Service Desk analyst to Network Specialist. While at Georgia Perimeter, he participated in a wireless upgrade, installed and maintained network switches, and adhered […]

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Situational Leadership

Photo of Commissioner Gordon from the film the Dark Knight

Towards the end of the movie The Dark Knight, Commissioner Gordon and Batman reflect on their final encounter with Harvey Dent. Gordon shares his concerns that if Gotham ever discovered that Dent had changed from being a good guy to a villain, it would undo the good that Dent had accomplished for the citizens of […]

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