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Project Management Update with Tracy Allen

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Posted: May 20, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


In April, the Project Management Office sent fourteen ITS staff members for Project Management Fundamentals training in Saint John. I asked a few our our prospective project managers to share a bit about what they learned in this training and how it will be of benefit to ITS. Here's what they had to say. Michael learned that ... "Projects are TEMPORARY and UNIQUE. There are 2 reason for a...

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TechSpeak in Translation - Green Computing

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Posted: May 20, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: TechSpeak in Translation


Green computing or green IT, refers to environmentally sustainable computing or IT. It is "the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems—such as monitors, printers, storage devices, and networking and communications systems—efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact on the environment. Green IT also strives...

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tidBiTS Offers Up Some Productivity Links

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Posted: May 20, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


1. Online Notepad Replacement If you find yourself using NotePad to strip away annoying text formatting, such as found in Word, you likely get sick of opening the program to paste into. With only so much screen to work with, this is a juggling task. Why not use an online Notepad program? Go to http://editpad.org and do all the same task without the program! 2. Online Spell/Grammar Check Even...

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Guess this Quote

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Posted: May 18, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


In the offices, the halls, the coffee room, the boardroom and also at home, we are ready to dispense our vast repository of tech trivia when asked. And yet, who really asks? tidBiTS asks! The first person who guesses the following quote will be immortalized in cartoon format as our champion for the month- to be proudly displayed on your door for all to see! Get your thinking caps on and email...

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It is time again for the change to Summer Hours at ITS

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Posted: May 18, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


We wake in the early morning sunshine and wander off to work at 7:45a.m. We come to see that our 1 hour luncheon is grand, and return to our work for the afternoon, healthy and satisfied. Finally, we putter off home at 4:00p.m. to the siren song of barbecues and back decks. All this begins in on Tuesday, May 25th, so if you need to remain at the old schedule, remember to work out the details...

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Tips and Tricks - Microsoft Office Word

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Posted: May 18, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Select Browse Object – Right Side Bar Ever use the Select Browse Object option found on the bottom right side bar? This is a great tool if you want to browse a longer document’s graphics, tables, footnotes etc. For example: • Click the Select Browse Object button or press Alt+Ctrl+Home • Click the item you want to browse, such as Browse by Table - For more object selections click on...

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tidBiTS is celebrating the May Anniversaries with ITS

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Posted: May 13, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


1. Greg Merrit - May 23 (10 years) 2. Norma Newman - May 24 (8 years) 3. Jennifer Randall - May 11 (12 years) 4. Adam Seymour - May 25 (4 years) 5. Jeff Smith - May 3 (11 years)

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5 Odd Questions With Rob Faulkner

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Posted: May 11, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Name: Rob Faulkner Position with ITS: Client Support Analyst That means your job is: Convincing people that Macs are better than PCs, and iPhones are better than Blackberrys 1. If you turned over a rock, what would surprise you to find there? A set of keys I lost 2 years ago. I still check Kijiji in the off chance someone finds them. 2. What kind of energy source would you use to power your...

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Project Approval in the Budget 2010-2011

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Posted: May 11, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


In the new 2010-2011 budget there were Non-Space and Alteration and Renovation projects approved! Here are some of the projects earmarked for ITS from the new budget: 1. New hardware for our core network 2. Building network renewal 3. Elimination of network hubs - Phase one 4. Campus wireless network 5. Central backup upgrade 6. Replacement of the enterprise servers 7. A searchable repository...

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TechSpeak in Translation - Defining Cyberinfrastructure

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Posted: May 11, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: TechSpeak in Translation


Cyberinfrastructure consists of computing systems, data storage systems, advanced instruments and data repositories, visualization environments, and people, all linked together by software and high performance networks to improve research productivity and enable breakthroughs not otherwise possible. Like the physical infrastructure of roads, bridges, power grids, telephone lines, and water...

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Congratulating our Help Desk Staff

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Posted: May 7, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Three of our intrepid Help Desk staff have run the gauntlet of the Apple exams and come out the other end successfully, adding to their long list of qualifications sought on our behalf. Please help us congratulate the following newly minted ACSPs! Stephen McCallum has recently passed the Mac OS X 10.5 certification exam. As a result, Stephen can now use the title of Apple Certified Support...

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TechSpeak in Translation - VPN Virtual Private Network

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Posted: May 6, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: TechSpeak in Translation


A network is a group of computers connected through a local area. If your interest is in connecting a computer to a network through the internet you would use a VPN client. The client creates a "tunneled" connection where the information is scrambled through encryption. With this, your computer is now part of the network, as though it were physically connected.

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Pet of the Month for May - Smytty

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Posted: May 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Meet Pepper Matt Ashfield's cat Smytty- our Pet of the Month for May. Outside of some traumatized toilet paper, he seems nice enough. Nice enough until Matt filled us in, that is: "(This is) a picture of my cat Smytty, named after legendary hockey player Ryan Smyth. His favourite game is to attack my feet as they overhang the bed anytime between 20 and 30 minutes before my alarm is to go off in...

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When It Feels Like Rush Hour

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Posted: May 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Did you know that …course grades are not available to students during the exam period? Or that the highest demand hour of student transcript requests the first day they are released is between midnight and 1 a.m.? Some numbers of interest from this exam period … *April 9th, the first day of exams: -Between midnight and 1 a.m. there were 26 requests -Between noon to 1 p.m. there were 62...

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