DIVISION OF TECHNOLOGY AND ADVANCED SOLUTIONS

COMDOC PRINTING NEEDS ASSESSMENT NEARING COMPLETION

To improve efficiencies while still providing faculty, staff and students sufficient access to copying, duplication and other related services, earlier this year the University partnered with ComDoc, a division of Xerox Corp., to assess replacing and managing its fleet of printers, fax machines and copiers.

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DISCOUNTED ADOBE SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE

The University has partnered with Adobe Inc. to offer discounted Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions for personal use to current UToledo students, faculty and staff.

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NEW TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM INSTALLED

Last year The University of Toledo’s Board of Trustees approved a new Cisco telecommunication system to replace the phone systems on all UToledo campuses. Installation of new phones already has begun, with the new phone system expected to be in place for all areas across campuses by June 2020.

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NEW VENDOR TO STREAMLINE PRINTER, FAX, COPIER OPERATIONS FOR COST SAVINGS

The University of Toledo has signed a contract with ComDoc, a Xerox subsidiary, to replace and manage the printers, fax and copiers across all college and administrative offices, including The University of Toledo Medical Center and its associated clinics.

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IT MIGRATING FACULTY, STAFF FROM H: DRIVE TO OneDrive

Information Technology is transitioning all University faculty and staff from H: Drive (H:\) network personal storage to OneDrive file storage by Monday, Sept. 30.

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CIO EXECUTIVE SUMMIT PRESENTATION RESULTS IN NEW CONNECTIONS FOR UT

President Sharon L. Gaber presented the keynote address at the governing body dinner that kicked off the CIO Executive Summit in Detroit last month, discussing with senior technology leaders from major corporations key drivers needed in university-private sector partnerships to cultivate future IT talent.

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NEW IT TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS, ONEDRIVE TO REPLACE H DRIVE

The University of Toledo’s Information Technology Department is upgrading services to enhance the student experience.

Many new and improved tools are now available, as UT is moving students away from the H drive personal network file storage to Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage.

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UPGRADING UT TO BANNER 9

UT’s Division of Technology is working in conjunction with academic and administrative departments to transition the University from Banner 8 to Banner 9.

Banner 9 delivers an improved user experience by offering new tools and expanded mobile capabilities.

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IT MIGRATING ALL UT FACULTY AND STAFF TO OFFICE 365

The University of Toledo is working to migrate all faculty and staff to Microsoft Office 365, a cloud-based service.

Work is underway on Health Science Campus and is scheduled to be completed by the end of February, with Main Campus and the rest of the University migration set to begin during the first week of March. Students were migrated to Office 365 in 2015.

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UT 3D/VIR EFFORTS HIGHLIGHTED IN GARTNER PAPER

Gartner, Inc., a leading research and advisory company, recently published a paper on “Best Practices for Virtual Reality in Higher Education.” Vice President CIO/CTO Bill McCreary was one of several technology leaders in higher education interviewed by the company.

The case study described development occurring in our Virtual Immersive Reality Center and Advanced Simulation and Gaming Studio.

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