Street Team: Tablet or iPad – Worth the Expense?

With ads and news about the release of the latest tablet constantly bombarding the consumer market, you may be wondering if a small piece of technology is really all it is hyped up to be. This past summer, I purchased an iPad 4 so I had a portable system for studying in China. While abroad,…

Read More

Street Team: Academic Dashboard

Academic Dashboard – Andrew Wyschnskyj              I recently contacted Gerry Donahue, Assistant Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics in the Office of Information Technology, about the Academic Dashboard.  The Academic Dashboard is a newly released tool, created by IT.   Gerry me some insight about how the Dashboard is used and what the purpose of the Dashboard…

Read More

Street Team: Motorola’s Project Ara

In case you missed the technology news this past week, Motorola teamed up with Dutch designer Dave Hakkens to create a new kind of phone. The following video came out earlier this summer, and it caused quite a commotion among technology lovers and phone manufacturers alike. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDAw7vW7H0c&w=320&h=240] The concept “Lego” phone was just a figment…

Read More

Street Team: Emergency Notification System (ENS)

The winds started picking up and everyone knew it was coming. Superstorm Sandy, one of the costliest storms to ever hit the United States, was scheduled to hit Philadelphia on October 29th. Pennsylvania was in a state of emergency and Philadelphia had shut down its public transportation system.  Everyone on SJU’s campus was preparing for…

Read More

OS X Mavericks Upgrade Policy

*This message is intended for employees and faculty members who have a Mac issued to them by Saint Joseph’s University.  If you have a computer running Windows, this email will not apply to you.*   On Tuesday, Apple released the new version of their operating system, OS X Mavericks.  What’s different about this release is…

Read More

Windows Service Center Scam

Fresh off the heels of last week’s Crypto Locker issue comes a new threat to Cyber Security : the MS Windows Service Center Scam. More involved than just an e-mail hoax, this scam involves users receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be a customer service representative. “The main pitch is that there have…

Read More

Cyber Security Presentations

Just a reminder that IT Training will present “Cybersecurity: Protecting your Data, Protecting Yourself” in the Mandeville Teletorium on the following dates and times.   Tuesday October 22nd: 11:15 – 12:00 Wednesday October 30th: 5:00 – 5:45   If you have any questions, please contact the SJU Technology Service Center at techhelp@sju.edu or Ben Jezierski,…

Read More

Spotlight: Media Services

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has a great deal to offer the Saint Joseph’s University campus, but there are some departments within IT that many people may not have heard of and therefore cannot take advantage of.  OIT is comprised of User Services, Application Services, Computer Services, Network Services, System Administration, Telecommunications, Web Services,…

Read More

Crypto Locker Holds SJU Files Hostage

As was mentioned in a recent IT Alert, numerous campus computers were infected with a very serious, destructive piece of malware called “Crypto Locker”. Wikipedia defines malware as “software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.[1] It can appear in the form of code, scripts, active content,…

Read More