Category Archives: Updates from the CIO

Gathers all monthly CIO updates

Update from the CIO February 2016

This is the first update from the CIO for 2016. New faces and new groups at CIS The key ingredient to CIS is the people.  We made a number of changes during summer 2016, and I wrote an article about this last Ocober: New faces and new groups at CIS. Our regrets about two  retirements were […]

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Course, Major, Dorm and Class mailing lists

In 2013 the Computing Committee surveyed the faculty to identify priorities for CIS.  The second highest priority (after “Improve the Portal”) was “improve the course mailing lists system”.   Since then, we have been steadily moving lists away from the old software (called Majordomo) to Google Groups within our Google Apps for Education domain g.hmc.edu.  I […]

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February 2015 Update from the CIO

We had such a busy Fall semester that I was unable to send out updates.  In this one, I will cover developments since my last update in late August. I hope you have some time to read it. People Starting with the most important aspect of all organizations, I have the pleasure of introducing three people.  Taylor […]

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Shanahan Center brings dramatic increase in service requests

As the table below makes clear, we are seeing a huge increase in the number of requests for CIS services in the Shanahan Center. We are happy to have this “problem”, but we are having to work hard to make sure that we are delivering services as efficiently as possible. To that end, we have […]

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Workday Student

As I mentioned before,  the Claremont Colleges have decided to participate in Workday’s Strategic Influencer program for the Workday Student product.   This initiative is now taking more shape.  The following people have been appointed to the Workday Strategic Influencer Project Team: Margeret Adorno (Registrar, Pomona) Mark Ashley (Registrar, HMC) Andrew Dorantes (Treasurer, HMC) Robert […]

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Claremont Colleges will use Workday Financial Management

I hope you all saw the announcement about Workday Financial Management.  This is big news for lots of reasons. Last year, the intercollegiate Budget and Financial Affairs Committee (BFAC) began looking for a replacement for the aging Datatel financial system that is run by the Claremont University Consortium (CUC).  The BFAC narrowed its requirements down […]

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Summer 2014 update from the CIO

When I was a kid growing up in Ireland, I loved reading the Beano and the Dandy.  Every summer, they would announce a “bumper edition”, which was packed with extra stuff for those long summer days out of school.  This is the bumper edition of updates from the CIO! Infrastructure The summer was a very […]

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May 2014 update from the CIO

We made it!  Commencement was great, congratulations to all new graduates. Summer is a time for projects for CIS and we went full steam ahead starting on Monday May 19th. Electronic Billing We plan to roll out paperless billing starting July 1.  Bills will be presented via the Portal, where the College already accepts payments. This […]

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April 2014 Update from the CIO

As we round the corner into the home stretch and everyone’s focus is on those last few weeks of the Spring Semester, I hope you can take a moment to read the news from CIS. New CIS Web Site The new College website was launched in January. In line with that effort, Elizabeth Hodas led a […]

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Adventures in Self Publishing

This is a story in the “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade… ” category. After we experienced some hardware issues with the Charlie file server, some of the older websites that were published under www4.hmc.edu went offline.  The new version of Charlie did not provide the file system needed by the www4 server, which […]

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