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March 2019

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Adobe Creative Cloud for Faculty & Staff

Free access to Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 is coming on March 27! Faculty and staff will be able to download the complete Adobe software suite at no cost on two devices and sign in with their Cal Poly username and password. For more information, visit the Service Desk website.


August 2018

Associate Vice President for IT, Alison Robinson

Cal Poly Honored at California State University Technology Awards

Cal Poly’s Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub), part of the university’s Information Technology Services division, won the Collaborating Across Boundaries Award at the California State University’s (CSU) 2018 Tech Awards. The silver award was given in recognition of Cal Poly’s launch of the DxHub with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in fall 2017. For more information, read the August 2018 press release.

February 2018

Associate Vice President for IT, Alison Robinson

Alison Robinson Named Associate Vice President for Information Technology

Alison Robinson has been named the new Associate Vice President for Information Technology. She will serve as a senior level, second-in-command to Bill Britton, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, directing daily operations for ITS. Robinson has extensive experience in higher education, having spent five years as the Associate Vice President and Deputy CIO at University of Maryland – College Park. Her technical expertise, in addition to her proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to deliver outstanding technology services to a university, make her an incredible asset to Cal Poly.

November 2017

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ITS Hosts Inside Higher Ed Webinar About Moving to the Cloud

On November 9, ITS collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host a webinar titled, “Cal Poly’s Future-Proof Strategy for Cloud Adoption” for Inside Higher Ed. Paul Jurasin, Director of New Programs for ITS, and Dustin DeBrum, Manager of Enterprise Applications for ITS, discussed how the organization is approaching the migration of Cal Poly’s technology infrastructure to the cloud, the opportunities for innovation that it presents, and the collaborative relationship our university has with AWS. Watch a recording of the webcast.

October 2017

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Cal Poly Launches the World's First University-Based Cloud Innovation Center Powered by Amazon Web Services

On Thursday, October 19 Cal Poly and Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched the Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub Powered by AWS (DT-Hub). The DT-Hub will solve non-profit, government and education sector challenges using a proven AWS innovation process and provide hands-on learning opportunities for Cal Poly students. For more information, read the October 2017 press release.

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ITS Raising Awareness of Cyber Safety

In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), Information Technology Services (ITS) will spread awareness on campus throughout October about social media safety, safe browsing, data privacy and keeping a clean machine. Cal Poly is among hundreds of official NCSAM Champions, and is participating in NCSAM for the seventh year in a row. 

June 2017

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Cal Poly Goes All-In on AWS

Cal Poly will migrate all core applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a multi-year technology transformation. By choosing the cloud with the most functionality, the fastest pace of innovation, the largest ecosystem of customers and partners, and the most proven operating and security expertise, Cal Poly is well-positioned to offer a best-in-class student experience. 

Cal Poly will also launch the “Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub, Powered by AWS,” a collaboration that will help government agencies across California move to the cloud by developing technology solutions designed to address the unique digital transformation challenges public sector agencies face. For more information, read the June 2017 press release.

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Focus Your Inbox With Microsoft's Newest Update

Microsoft Office 365 released a new update to further refine and prioritize your Outlook inbox. Outlook will now filter your most important emails into a new tab called 'Focused,' based on the people you interact with the most and the content of the emails. Less important mail will be placed in a tab called 'Other' to reduce clutter while still remaining easily accessible.

You will still receive notifications of all emails that you receive, regardless of whether they are routed to Focused or Other, and no incoming email will be removed or deleted from your inbox. To learn more about how to focus your inbox, visit our Office 365 New and Upcoming Features page.

May 2017

Bill Britton

Bill Britton Appointed Vice President for Information Technology & CIO

After a comprehensive nationwide search, Cal Poly appointed Bill Britton the role of Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. Bill has served as the Interim CIO at Cal Poly since August 2015, and brings with him almost 40 years of experience in both technology and cybersecurity.

We are very excited to have Bill's continued leadership in advancing the technology profile of our university. Congratulations Bill!

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