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.
Cognos Mobile is currently available to Cognos users on an Apple iOS platform, and is accessible on campus or through the Villanova Gateway. IBM Cognos Mobile extends the capabilities of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence to users on various mobile devices. It allows users to access and interact with all of the reports, dashboards, and metrics, whether offline or online which empowers users to remain productive whenever and wherever.
UNIT's Wildcard Services deployed wireless access readers to the dorm rooms in 4 halls on South Campus (Katherine, Caughlin, McGuire and St. Monica). This initiative adds security and convenience; students can open their dorm room with their Wildcard or an app (CBORD Mobile ID) on a smartphone. The system also integrates with the Housing Management System to seamlessly update access modifications. The new system was rolled out to 302 locations and replaces the punch code and key-based locks. This Wildcard Access enables Villanova to:
As part of an ongoing IT Security initiative, UNIT is moving all users to a complex password format by the end July 2015. Older password formats are potential security risks and need to be updated to the new standard. All new passwords created and issued by Villanova will have the following guidelines:
If the account password expires, you may still use the following instructions to reset your password to the new format or contact the Helpdesk (ex. 97777) for assistance.
UNIT's Classroom Technology team has been renovating classrooms on campus throughout the summer and below are the some of the upgrades and enhancements made in the classrooms:
As part of the ongoing IT Security and Information Protection Strategy, UNIT is deploying an automated patch management system to ensure client desktops and laptops are kept up to date with current security patches. Without an automated system in place, the number of vulnerabilities over an extended period of time can seriously compromise the integrity and security of information.
We will be deploying Microsoft's SCCM for automated patch management of Windows –based workstations and servers. This will provide greater insight into the historical and current state of our systems, and allow us to quickly understand the impact of potential vulnerabilities.
Social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, are amazing resources, allowing you to meet, interact & share with people around the world. However, all this power also brings risk for you, your family, friends and employer. Check out the link below for information on using these sites, securley and safely.