Author Archives: Joseph Vaughan

CINE wireless signal is going away

When you are on the HMC campus and look at the wireless signals (SSID) available, you will normally see at least the following: CINE Claremont Claremont-WPA Claremont-ETC As I mentioned in the September 2012 Update from the CIO, the Claremont Colleges have agreed to remove the CINE wireless signal from service. There are a number […]

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September 2012 update from the CIO

I know we’re two weeks in, but welcome back to all who have been away from Claremont over the summer. And welcome to the Class of 2016! This is the first update from the CIO for the Fall 2012 Semester. Here at CIS we had a very busy summer.  Most of this update will cover […]

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HMC Password Policy

I wanted to draw your attention to the HMC password policy which was approved by Cabinet in November 2011.  It is designed to urge people to maintain strong passwords on HMC systems, which is one important part of protecting shared College resources. If you are interested in learning more about tools that can help you manage your […]

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Time to change your password!

As we move into Fall semester, some of the authentication systems managed by CIS will be configured to require password resets every 365 days. This is a step in improving the overall security of HMC systems and bringing us into compliance with our password policy. To reset your passwords please visit the HMC password and […]

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How are you using Office365?

A while back, I posted an article about how Prof Eliot Bush is making use of Google Apps for Education.   We recently completed the migration of accounts from mailbox-01 to Microsoft Office365 for Education.  I asked Patricia Wang how she liked it, and to tell me two things that she does with the Office365/Outlook combination.   Here’s what […]

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May 2012 update from the CIO

After a wonderful Commencement and set of Board Meetings, CIS has now shifted gears for the many projects we undertake in the summer months. Email and Calendar We are on track to hit the target of shutting down by the end of June ( was shut down some time ago).  At that point, we […]

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Top 10 IT issues 2012

Educause has just released a video preview of some of the top ten IT issues for 2012, which is embedded below. I serve on the Current Issues Committee that produces the list of top ten issues.   This year, we completely changed the process for selecting the top ten issues, and this resulted in some interesting […]

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March 2012 update from the CIO

The semester progresses and we’re getting closer to the moment when we graduate a new class.  So I’ll keep this update brief. iPad 3 and Kinect If you’re in need of distraction, we have a couple of the new iPads and a Kinect available for loan from the CIS help desk.  You can borrow them […]

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How do you use Google Apps?

We’re putting together short articles about the ways that people make use of the new HMC Google Apps for Education service.  I asked Eliot Bush, chair of the Computing Committee, to give me examples of things he does.   Here’s what he wrote: One thing I do is use appointment slots in google calendar. This is […]

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Sakai Service changes coming

Harvey Mudd College has been the “Lead College” for the Sakai service since its inception in 2006.  This means that we provide the service to all the Claremont Colleges and receive some funding from the other Colleges to do so. About two years ago I began to explore the option of contracting with rSmart for […]

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