Monthly Archives: March 2020

LITS COVID-19 communication and resources

Over the past several weeks, Emory has taken unprecedented measures to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. In support of this effort, employees across LITS have worked tirelessly to enable Emory’s transition to online learning and to continue vital services as we shift to a […]

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VPN holds steady during COVID-19 crisis

Emory’s virtual private network (VPN) has handled a dramatic increase in usage the past two weeks. We have been running various versions of the F5 SSL VPN here at Emory since at least 2012. Never before, though, has its reliability been as critical as it is today with mandated work-from-home and remote student learning. We […]

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Advice on Zoom settings to avoid “Zoombombing”

In the last few days you may have heard of “Zoom Trolls,” “Zoom Party Crashers” or “Zoombombing.” News outlets such as Forbes, the New York Times, and Yahoo News are reporting how publicized Zoom meetings and webinars are being interrupted by random people playing music, shouting slurs, and, in some cases, displaying pornography. Zoom has […]

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Enterprise Applications director sees productive response to telecommuting challenge

While remote work is not a new practice for Enterprise Applications, the shift to remote working in response to COVID-19 has produced “novel” opportunities for teamwork. The majority of Enterprise Applications worked from home in some capacity before we needed social distancing. Ranging from remote in another state (hey Ron!), 2-3 days per week or […]

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Virtual desktops, Emory heroes and other COVID reflections

I am sure we all agree, there are lots of changes in our professional and personal lives resulting from the new way of life brought on by the COVID-19 epidemic… Our operations have been significantly impacted by the transition to a mostly off-campus working model for LITS and our customers. Among the very positive results […]

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Online and streaming yoga offered by Emory

Emory is offering free online and streaming yoga classes and expanding its offerings. You can take classes or follow poses of your own choosing at your convenience. Yoga for Work includes stretches you can do in your chair or at your desk setup, and there is also guided meditation. They just added a few Saturday […]

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Coping with COVID: Two weeks in the lives of LITSers

“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf, German aviator As we finish up a second week where most of LITS is teleworking during Emory’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, it is reassuring to know that our colleagues around the division are finding […]

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