Category Archives: Projects and Processes

The Path to Cascade 8, or Don’t Go Chasin’ Waterfalls

On January 26-27, the LITS Web Hosting team, in conjunction with Emory Communications and Public Affairs, completed the long-anticipated upgrade of Cascade to version 8, colloquially referred to as “The Ocho”. Cascade is the Content Management System that Emory developers employ to create, edit, and maintain the vast majority of Emory’s web presence. The application […]

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MS Forms tips and tricks

Need to send a simple survey or quiz, but don’t want to pay a vendor fee? Microsoft Forms may be for you! Microsoft (MS) Forms is ideal if you need to send a list of questions to a group of people and capture simple analytics on the results.  Some of the advantages of using MS Forms outside […]

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Need your opinion: Newsletter survey

Campus and Community Relations (CCR) would like your feedback about the Online News, your divisional newsletter. We are interested in improving our service to better meet your needs. Please take a few minutes to answer this survey and feel free to be as candid as you like regarding your responses, as they will help guide […]

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Emory Information Security wins national award

Emory’s Duo Two Factor Authentication Project was just named Information Security Project of the Year for North America in the Academic/Public Sector Category. The project beat out competing projects from organizations like Harvard University, the United Nations, the Cook County (Chicago) Department of Homeland Security, and others. “I am very excited about this achievement,” said […]

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IT Briefing needs your feedback

We are conducting a survey regarding the LITS IT Briefing. A mainstay of Emory IT for over 17 years, the IT Briefing is a monthly collection of speakers regarding various IT projects. Members of the broader IT community at Emory are invited to attend and ask questions of the subject matter experts who present. The […]

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Emory Libraries’ new age of digital signage begins ones box at a time

Last week heralded the delivery of a special wooden box in the Woodruff Library loading dock. With great excitement, Derek Butler, Marc Harrison, Norman Hulme, and Edgar Perez unboxed the Information Kiosk, the first physical piece of equipment in Emory Libraries’ digital signage project. The Information Kiosk, standing almost eight feet high, was delivered by Boyd […]

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Emory Data Storage transformed with an eye to the future

The Data Storage team has finished a complete storage migration to new storage servers, and the results are impressive. Through this six-month process, the team members reduced their price per gigabyte of storage by 65%, their power utilization by 70%, and their footprint (actual floorspace for equipment) by 80%. “This block storage refresh is a […]

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