Unit Updates, November 2013

Welcome to the UNIT Updates webpage where UNIT will display monthly updates on services and solutions, projects, new UNIT Initiatives and relevant UNIT information for the Villanova Community.  Please let us know if you have any comments or ideas for future issues.

November 2013 UNIT Updates

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Gartner Research Online Services Available

UNIT subscribes to Gartner Research Online to enable the University to stay connected to the most current and accurate news, research, and popular trends in the IT industry.  Visit Gartner Research Online at http://www.villanova.edu/gartner/vugartner for timely, insightful, and popular news and research available and relevant to your role, business area, and IT interests at the University.  Please sign-in with your University username and password.

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Introducing vDesktop (Virtual Desktops)

vDesktop is UNIT's virtual desktop solution that delivers a Windows 7 Desktop with a suite of applications designed to meet student and faculty academic application needs. Faculty and Students are encouraged to login with Villanova username and password and explore everything from Office to SPSS, Maple, Endnote, MS Project, Fathom, Minitab, SigmaPlot, Matematica, and more!

https://vdesktop.villanova.edu/dt/ctxs/                              

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Skillsoft Training Available

We’ve made it easier to find Skillsoft online courses by listing many of them on the VU Events Calendar.  Click a course link from the listed event and log into Skillsoft and click HERE.  Then simply enroll in the course and begin it from your “My Plan” tab. If you don’t have a Skillsoft e-Learning account, please contact the HelpDesk at 9-7777 or e-mail support@villanova.edu

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Software Downloads Available

Villanova Employees are granted access to the software downloads library through software.villanova.edu using their Villanova email user id and password for access.  Various software downloads such as MS Office and Symantec Anti-Virus are available.   If you need assistance, please contact the HelpDesk at 9-7777 or e-mail support@villanova.edu

 

 

 

 

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Hardware Service & Security

UNIT properly recycles laptop and desktop computers that have come to the end of their life cycle.  By using an industry-standard “degausser” to completely and securely destroy hard drives, your old hard drives and data are rendered unusable. Please enter a ticket via SSHD for UNIT to schedule equipment pick up, data wipe all drives, and store it for electronics recycling to pick up.  All other electronic recycling including, monitors, printers, keyboards, mice, cables, TV’s, projectors, etc. are now being picked up by Facilities for disposal.

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CQ Online Training

We have created a CQ Online Training Help site for our website users that have been migrated to CQ.  Click HERE.  This site is supplemental to the monthly training that we do in the Chapel Room for CQ, as well as it’s meant to be a constant reference site should anyone need a refresher on how to use CQ.

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Infosilem--Reservation System

Unit has completed the installation and configuration of the Infosilem Platform.  The Infosilem System is a combination client-server and web based architecture. Phase I of the Infosilem System is used by the Registrar’s Office to facilitate reservations for classrooms on campus.  Phase II of the Infosilem System is used by the Registrar’s Office to facilitate the scheduling and rooming of all academic courses for the University.

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