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Jarrell Brown, Communications Specialist I, Network Services

Jarrell (pronounced jah-RELL) Brown is a new communications specialist I in Network Services. Before joining LITS, he worked as a mail specialist in the Emory Mail Room. He also performed desk-side support for four years at the American University of Integrated Sciences in St. Martin, Barbados. A native of Lithonia, GA, Jarrell is certified in […]

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Alex Portillo, Communications Specialist I, Network Services

Alex Portillo (pronounced por-TEE-yo) was hired this year as a communications specialist I. This is not his first association with LITS, as he worked as a communications contractor for three years with ATS Communications. Born in Lawrenceville, GA, Alex has a communications installer certification and is working on his BICSI advanced communications certification. Away from […]

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Emory’s guest wireless undergoes big change

Emory’s Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) has announced a significant improvement to the guest wi-fi experience while on campus. For years, EmoryGuest, the free wi-fi provided to Emory visitors was a restrictive experience. Starting on May 12, visitors to Emory will enjoy significantly improved performance with fewer restrictions. The wi-fi industry is trending toward […]

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Oxford network redesign a victory for cross-campus collaboration

As is often the case with great advancements, a disaster compels change. Right before the 2017 Oxford College Commencement, the fiber that connected the Oxford computer network with the Atlanta network was accidentally cut. At a crucial time of the academic year, the Oxford network went dark. Network access was quickly restored yet the larger […]

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Wireless improvements across network services

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It has been a busy year for LITS Network Engineering. With all of the wireless improvements across Network Services, there are clearly a lot of good things going on. The following is a list of some of the work that has kept the team busy. Monitor Everything phase 2 – All wireless access points (APs) and […]

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Network Services hosts Fun Day

On May 10, Wayne Ortman, Director of Network Services, held a town hall meeting in which he recognized many of his employees for their accomplishments, birthdays and service anniversaries. Wayne had asked a lot from his organization this year and to show his appreciation, he hosted the first LITS Network Services Fun Day. Organized by William Boney, […]

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NetMRI: The path to zero-error edge refresh

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The Network Services Team has developed a way to dramatically reduce outage time within Emory’s network using a tool that looks at one thing: consistency. In networking parlance, the “edge” refers to machines that are accessed by endusers. Emory’s network infrastructure is a complicated architecture of computers that form an edge ring throughout the enterprise. At over 2000 […]

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