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June's monthly computing newsletter available

The June 2012 issue of Benchmarks Online is now available. Learn more below or from Claudia Lynch.

 Featured articles in Benchmarks Online are: 

  • Campus Computing News: Legal and Compliance Issues Around Cloud Computing Services at UNT. Cloud Computing Services are becoming more accessible and are very convenient since they often provide "free" amounts of storage or other services with no direct charge. However, as discussed in last month's issue of Bencmarks Online, users of these services should employ caution regarding what kinds of information they commit to cloud services. 
  • Sneak Preview: Academic Testing Center Opening Soon in Sage Hall - Beginning with the Fall 2012 semester, faculty will have a 136-station academic testing center available for courses needing computerized testing in support of distance, blended, or face to face classes. 
  • Launch of New Employee Onboarding System Reduces Paperwork - The University of North Texas System (UNTS) has launched self-service onboarding for benefits eligible new hires.  
  • Summer Hours - Summer is here! Summer 2012 consists of six sessions and not all campus facilities are open during all the sessions.
  • Today's Cartoon - information age humor.
  • By the Numbers - A glimpse behind the scenes of the volumes of data and spam processed, managed and otherwise handled.
  • RSS Matters - monthly column by the Research and Statistical Support Group in Academic Computing and User Services. This month Dr. Starkweather says “Step out of the past: Stop using coefficient alpha; there are better ways to calculate reliability.” 
  • The Network Connection - This month's column is titled “Internet News Roundup.”
  • Link of the Month - This month’s link is “Core Academy."
  • Helpdesk FYI - "The UIT Helpdesk has Moved!" is this month’s topic
  • Training - This column keeps you up-to-date on all sorts of training opportunities. SPSS and SAS courses are offered online only. R is also online only. All employees need to take an Information Security course.
  • Staff Activities -New employees, people who are no longer employed by UIT, awards and recognitions and other items of interest featured here. Due to organizational changes with regard the dissolution of CITC into IT Shared Services (ITSS) and University Information Technology (UIT), it has been decided that only staff activities for UIT will continue to be be reported in this column. ITSS staff activities will be handled by ITSS Communications.
  • ITC News - Minutes of the Information Technology Council (ITC) are printed here when they are available. The minutes for Tuesday, April 17, were published this month.

Posted on: Mon 25 June 2012

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