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Research Corp. IT staff joining Information Technology Services

Twelve information technology employees at West Virginia University Research Corporation will consolidate with Information Technology Services, effective immediately. Three vacant positions also will be included in the reorganization announced May 19.

ITS Executive Director Mark Six informed the affected WVURC staff on Friday afternoon and will be meeting with them further in the coming weeks. Ardell Moree will assist Mark in leading the transition.

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Cooperation pays off; Heartbleed no longer a threat to WVU computers

Thanks to the cooperation of IT professionals across campus, the encryption technology threat called Heartbleed was eliminated from all University-owned computers in less than a month.

Information Security Services Director Alex Jalso thanks all IT managers and staff for their help in quickly tackling a problem that had affected as many as 191 machines at any one time.

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WVU joins InCommon Federation, improving access to U.S. research community

West Virginia University researchers will be able to meet what is often a key criterion in the grant-application process and gain easier access to partner institutions now that the University is a member of the InCommon Federation.

Information Technology Services finalized the relationship with the identity-management association for U.S. research and education institutions, and their sponsored partners on May 6.

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eCampus outage to last 48 hours starting May 13

Information Technology Services will need more time than anticipated to perform system maintenance and improvements to eCampus next week. The outage will now begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 13 and will last until 8 a.m. Thursday, May 15.

Students and faculty will continue to use ecampus.wvu.edu to log in and access the system. (See below) However, a new informational site at ecampusinfo.wvu.edu will supplement the main site once the work is complete.

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New contract with Dell promises significant savings on computer purchases

A new two-year contract that Academic Information Technology Leaders have negotiated with Dell should result in significant savings for the University on future computer purchases.

Departments and individual employees can now use WVUBUY to purchase desktop machines for significantly less than current prices. They can also purchase discounted monitors and new travel laptops that weigh less than 4 pounds. Laptop and desktop buyers can expect to see savings of $100-$300 per machine.

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