Monthly Archives: March 2011

Welcome Veronica Hart to CIS

This month we welcomed Veronica Hart as the newest CIS staff member. Veronica graduated from Scripps College where she was able to major in art and also complete a CS minor, taking courses at HMC and Pomona. While a student at Scripps, Veronica worked all four years in their IT department. She later returned to […]

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February 2011 update from the CIO

It hardly seems right to call this the February 2011 update, when I am sending it on March 4th. Maybe we should think of it as delayed in the mail? As I wrote that, I had a sudden flashback to the mid 80’s (not that long ago, really), when, homesick, I would go to the […]

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Notes on Cloud Computing

Despite the hype, I  find cloud computing challenging to think about and full of interesting opportunities.  I am beginning to suspect that claims that it is a game-changer are not so far fetched. So far, our notes on cloud computing have focused on cloud offerings as alternatives for things we can do ourselves. So, for […]

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New Human Resources Software

In November 2010, CUC provided the Presidents’ Council with a comprehensive report on Payroll software options.  It was a part of my holiday reading in December.  The report summarizes options available to the Consortium and recommends the adoption of Ultipro by Ultimate Software.  Ultipro is delivered in a SaaS (“software as a service”) model, so […]

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Apple workshop

On January 14,  2011 CIS sponsored a workshop by Apple for faculty and staff on creating student-generated video content. Our two Apple representatives, Tony Graham and Jeff Monday, both presented. Five HMC faculty and 10 HMC staff members attended the workshop. Jeff began the workshop with a presentation on Apple’s efforts to support the creation […]

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February Audiovisual News

This February has been relatively quiet for Audiovisual Services. We had some issues with the SP control system in the Learning Studio Classroom. After the system failed twice unexpectedly the contractor came out and replaced the entire unit. Fortunately the video projector could still be turned on and off using the remote control and we […]

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