By Claudia Lynch,
Benchmarks Online Editor
Have you been away for the summer? If so, you
may want to take note of these articles that appeared in Benchmarks Online
past several months:
- A New Look for Bulk
Mail -- The new UNT brand and structural changes, many of which
are made to closely match the way information is defined in the new
EIS system, await you!
- Matlab Comes to
Campus - "The CITC Academic Computing Services has secured a
campus site license for Matlab and Simulink from Mathworks, inc. Along
with these base programs are a number of toolboxes which may be
applied to specific problems and processes. The license allows
on-campus use by students and research faculty and staff. Research
faculty and staff are also allowed home use of the Matlab software
under this license."
and Using GroupWise 6.5 CD-ROM Training from Thomson NETg -
"Don't have time to attend formal classes in GroupWise 6.5 but still
desperately need to know how to keep that Viagra spam from getting to
your 'in box'? CD-ROM-based training from Thomson NETg is the answer.
Usable on any Windows machine (yep - as usual we poor Mac users are
left out in the cold. But...GroupWise is GroupWise: borrow a friend's
Windows box and do the training anyway as the Mac/Win versions of the
app are virtually identical), the training can be run from the CD-ROM
itself or installed on the machine's hard drive (recommended method)."
"Pick up your GroupWise 6.5 training CD-ROM from the CITC Helpdesk
folks or from the UNT CBT Administrator, Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner" and
follow the instructions in this article on how to install and run the
GroupWise Junk Mail Tutorial: Bulk Tag Explanation - Question: Why
is mail tagged BULK: at the beginning of the subject line? Answer:
Keywords and phrases within the mail message triggered the spam
gateway to mark it as potential junk mail. Click on the link to the
article for an explanation.
- RFID Interest Group
Forming - "An Interest Group is forming to explore opportunities
for collaborative research about emerging RFID technologies (Radio
Frequency Identification). This Interest Group represents multiple
disciplines at UNT: engineering, computer science, information
science, logistics, marketing, management, merchandising, education,
and information technology. The technology is touted as having the
potential to change the way we live and conduct business. The DFW area
has recently emerged as an important center for the technology thanks
to Wal-Mart and other retailers' selection of the area to test their
RFID initiatives. RFID presents UNT with a golden opportunity to gain
recognition for collaborative investigation and research." See the
article for further information.
- The CITC Town
Meeting - Among the many things discussed at a recent CITC "town
meeting" was the re-organization of the Administration Information
Systems (AIS) group.
- EIS Status Report
- Topics covered in this article include:
- Benefits of enterprise system are acknowledged by the University
- Human Resources continues EIS accomplishments
- Office of Enrollment Management counts EIS successes
- EIS Training going strong
- UNT Data
Encryption Recommendations - "News reports of identity theft and
sensitive data loss are becoming all too common . . . Strong password
requirements go a long way to thwart hacking attempts, but all
passwords can be cracked over enough time. Encryption of sensitive
data provides an extremely helpful layer of security." Detailed
discussion continues within the article.
- Coming this
Fall: GroupWise 7 - "The folks at Novell have spent a lot of time
and effort to bring you an even more robust and feature rich messaging
system. Currently, Network Computing Services is testing the public
beta for GroupWise 7 with much success, and anticipates no problems
with deploying this update to the UNT computing community this fall."
The article lists of some of the features that you can expect from