Friday, August 10, 2018

Campus Internet maintenance planned for Wed 8/15, 12:01am - 6:00am

DePauw's Internet service provider, I-Light, will be performing software maintenance on their network equipment on Wednesday, 8/15/18 from 12:01 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.

Internet connectivity may be intermittently unavailable during this time.

Campus Internet maintenance planned for Sat 8/11 is POSTPONED

NOTE: I-Light has rescheduled the maintenance they originally planned for Saturday 8/11 to Wednesday, 8/15. Internet services will be intermittently disrupted from 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. 


DePauw's Internet service provider, I-Light, will be performing software maintenance on their network equipment on Saturday, 8/11/18 from 12:01 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.

Internet connectivity may be intermittently unavailable during this time.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

IT at DePauw: Welcome to the Start of Fall 2018

From the Information Services Team-
Welcome to the start of a new academic year!

This note offers updates about some items that we completed over the summer, info about resources for help with technology on campus, and quick tips for keeping your accounts and digital information safe and secure.

Topics in the following include:
  1. IT in Classrooms, Computer Labs, and Academic Buildings - Ready for Fall 2018
  2. The Tenzer Technology Center - An Exciting New Partner and Resource
  3. Cable TV Retirement and Wifi Improvements in Dorms
  4. Information Security – Watch Out for Phishing!
  5. Using WiFi – DePauwSecure, DePauwGuest, and VPN
  6. Keeping in Touch with IT at DePauw
If you have any questions about these (or any other topics related to IT at DePauw), please don’t hesitate to contact me at clsmith@depauw.edu.

Have a great start of the semester!


Carol L. Smith, CIO, on behalf of the Information Services Team
 www.depauw.edu/it@DePauwIT


Information Services Summer 2018
Information Services @ DePauw 


1.  IT in Classrooms, Computer Labs, and Academic Buildings - Ready for Fall 2018


Several technology classrooms and computer labs were refreshed this summer and are ready for the start of the semester. Highlights include:

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Random Acts Of Cybersecurity via @forbes https://goo.gl/WMkFG1

In Random Acts of Cybersecurity, George Finney, CSO for Southern Methodist University and the author of No More Magic Wands: Transformative Cybersecurity Change for Everyone, offers some simple steps for infusing habits of good cybersecurity into your daily routine:
Perform at least one -- or three or four -- acts of security per day:

  • Introduce the “security minute” at the beginning of meetings.
  • Challenge someone “tailgating” through a secured door without using their card access.
  • Instead of clicking on a link, go directly to the website or call the sender to ensure that the message was really from them.
  • Establish a "clean desk" policy, always removing papers from your desk before you leave at the end of each day.
  • If you see a computer that isn't locked with a password, lock it and leave a note.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

DePauw is Cutting the Cord - Campus Cable TV will be retired on August 3

The Cable TV service will be retired on August 3.


Beginning in Fall 2018, campus-wide Cable TV service will no longer be provided to student rooms and elsewhere on campus, including the Greek houses. 


Students and others who wish to watch shows with personal device (e.g., laptop, smart tv, tablet, etc.) can use their own subscription to an online service of their choice, such as Netflix, Hulu, Sling, YouTube TV, Sony PlayStation, and others.  As well, televisions with TV service for small group viewing will be located in living room areas of many University-owned living units and in various selected public areas.


HBO GO, which was part of the former Cable TV package,  will also expire at the end of August and will no longer be available after that.

If you are curious about which streaming service subscription might be best for you or for your students, the article “The Best Video Streaming Services of 2018” provides a useful comparison of several online services.

Why are we making this change?


Data shows that students predominantly watch TV online using personal (or shared family) subscriptions to services such as Netflix, Hulu, etc., rather than the campus Cable TV.