PULLMAN, Wash. – According to a new survey from Washington State University’s Carson College of Business, nearly 65 percent of Pacific Northwest residents are planning to skip Black Friday this year.
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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is implementing GPON, or Gigabit Passive Optical Network, as a compact, high-performance fiber-based alternative to switched Ethernet.
Telephone above resembles standard model to be provided by university at no additional charge. Photo courtesy of Information Technology Services
PULLMAN – Washington State University plans to upgrade its telephone system over the next 18 months and is initiating an e-mail system upgrade with anticipated completion of the e-mail system migration by the end of 2010 or early 2011.
At an open forum held Wednesday, President Elson S. Floyd; Viji Murali, vice president for information services and chief information officer; and Joan King, chief university budget officer, discussed the university’s plan to use some … » More …
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In this Internet age, a university’s homepage is very much its front door to the world. For example, WSU’s homepage receives more than 1 million pageviews and 800,000 unique visitors in an average month….
President Elson S. Floyd, in his new Perspectives column, describes his vision of how WSU’s new home page “needs to feature simpler navigation, less clutter, with clear pathways to the most common sources of information…”
To read the entire Perspectives column, click here.
PULLMAN – Site surveys are under way for a new wireless network across the Pullman campus. The surveys of 90-plus buildings, to be complete in early 2009, are the initial phase of the project, which will expand and improve mobile technology.
This project, with an estimated budget of $1.3 million, will provide wireless service in 100 percent of the major academic, research and administrative buildings, and in the majority of open areas.
WSU Information Technology Services (ITS) staff is working on the surveys with Right! Systems Inc. (RSI), a technology services company based in Lacey, Wash., that was selected through competitive … » More …
PULLMAN – K-12 educators, after school program personnel, parents and others who work with children now have access to in-depth training about online safety that includes how to effectively teach this information by grade level to students.
“Internet Safety for Educators” is a new comprehensive six-week online course developed and offered by Washington
State University’s Center for Distance and Professional Education in partnership with internationally-recognized Internet safety expert Linda Criddle.
Online financial scams, identity theft, bullying and sexual exploitation are on the rise, and states have recognized the critical need for Internet safety education for both teachers and students. In 2006, Virginia … » More …
The data pipeline to WSU Pullman’s campus just quadrupled in size, from 155 megabits per second (Mbps) to 620. For the technologically challenged, here is a definition — Mbps measures capacity for Internet traffic. Viewed another way, it is the size of the pipe, a measurement of the amount of data that can travel to and from WSU Pullman Internet sites. And as the amount of data has increased, the pipeline has grown to accommodate it.”With video conferencing, the communication needs of research collaboration, and all the other Internet uses, it was time for us to increase the size of our connection,” explained Dave Ostrom, director … » More …
My, My, My! In the near future, you can forget My Yahoo, put aside My Excite, drop My MSN, delete My AOL or any other portal system you are using online. There soon will be a better, more efficient and personalized way for Washington State University students, faculty and staff to access course materials, communicate with one another and conduct university business online.In mid-August, WSU will launch the initial version of its own portal that has been in development for the past year. During the first few months of the startup phase, the portal will be limited to faculty and a relatively small group of … » More …
Taking a dip into the WSU modem pool may be hazardous to your health. Information Technology has reduced the number of modems able to connect at one time to the out-of-date and unreliable online system. The decrease comes from a decision made in 1999 by the University Advisory Committee for Computing Technology. The number of modems that could be logged on simultaneously was 300. Now it is down to 120. It was also time to update IT’s contract with local service provider Verizon, said Dave Ostrom, assistant director for communications in IT. “We are trying to encourage people to use local ISPs for faster and … » More …