ITS Connect

Read what’s happening in ITS this month, including their Strategic Technology and Information Security plans, a Microsoft Lync feature making it easier to dial in to conference calls, and more.

ITS Developments
ITS has been working diligently over the course of the past few months on creating a Strategic Technology Plan for the department. This plan can now be viewed online through the CIO Updates channel within the Staff and Faculty tabs in your MyPace Portal account. The plan outlines our philosophy, mission, and long-term goals over the next few years. In addition, as information security becomes increasingly more critical and necessary, the department has
initiated an Information Security Advisory Committee that has representatives from various areas. This committee has drafted an Information Security Plan that will be distributed and implemented across the campuses to ensure Pace University is doing our best to keep our assets and data secure.  Keep an eye for more information to follow!

Lync Dial In Conference Coming Soon
ITS is thrilled to announce a new service for all Pace staff and faculty as part of Pace’s Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment! Microsoft Lync has provided instant messaging, presence, and audio/video/web conferencing from your Windows or Mac computer. This new service now includes the capability of joining a conference from any on-campus (dial **8) or off-campus phone (call 914-597-8500)! External callers will not need to call the operators in order to be transferred into a meeting that is set up using Microsoft Lync like you do with internal conference calls (**6) that are currently set up through Pace’s Alcatel Phone
system. In addition, this feature does not require payment for usage like the Genesys Conferencing system. We will be deploying the service in stages over the course of the next few weeks.

ePortfolio Contest Winners
We are proud to announce that Carly Steet, Ashley Dandridge, Kiersten Albrecht, Michelle Liew, and Jennifer Ross are this season’s ePortfolio contest winners! With so many magnificent entrants it was difficult to choose just one winner from each campus…so we chose three from Pleasantville and two from New York City. Our winners received gift cards and an ePortfolio Certificate of Excellence. To learn more, check out the ePortfolio blog and look for their pages on ePortfolio.