Tuesday, August 7, 2018

myIT Tip of the Week

myIT Tip of the Week

With summer quickly coming to an end, and classes resuming very soon, we wanted to take a moment to talk about some of the services we have to offer.

o   Employees as well as current students have access to download Microsoft Office 2016

o   Free anti-virus software is also available to students and employees for their personal devices

o   Beginning August 20, the Help Desk will be open until 9:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, and Saturdays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Fridays we are open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

o   We are available by phone, email, and live chat

o   Students and staff get 1TB of cloud storage with OneDrive

o   Free WiFi is available all over campus, including many outdoor spaces like Welch Stadium and Trusler Sports Complex.

o   Employee training opportunities will be available this fall on various topics

We hope you’ve had a great summer and look forward to seeing you at the Help Desk this fall.

Friday, August 3, 2018

360 Live Stream

Here at IT, we're always excited to use the latest and greatest technology which helps further advance our reach.

Today we're working with the Insta360 Pro. It's a spherical VR 360º 8K Camera that allows you to record photos, videos and live stream in immersive 3D 360º. It's equipped with six 200° fisheye lenses, real-time image stabilization and four built-in microphones for crisp footage with spatial sound. 

Some of the features included in this power-packed machine.

- 360º 8K Video and Picture.
- 360º 3D 6K Video and Picture.
- Live stream at 4K.
- Optical flow image stitching.
- Real-time image stitching and preview.
- Advanced real-time image stabilization.
- Slow motion with 120fps high-speed shooting mode.
- Spatial audio.

With this camera, we can create things like immersive virtual tours of areas on campus, "street-view" style maps inside buildings, and we can live-stream events for people to view as though they were actually there.

To see some of the 4K footage that we shot on this device, click 👉 360 LIVE STREAM

-Saandhyarag Sasidhar, ESU, Student Operations Manager, Web & Digital Strategies

Friday, July 20, 2018

New Degree: Business Data Analytics

Emporia State University is proud to announce a new bachelor's degree coming this Fall 2018, the Bachelor of Science in Business Data Analytics (BDA) program.

This is an application-based program that will provide students with a broad education in business analytics including data acquisition, data management, data transformation, data analysis, and data presentation.

The ubiquitousness of data demands for highly skilled and technical personnel who can conceive ways to analyze data to support competitive business decisions. So, what exactly does this mean for Emporia State? It means that we'll have the option of focusing on one of the hottest tech-industry fields. The BDA is designed to meet the rapidly growing industry needs for such highly skilled data analysts.

According to Forbes, "IBM predicts, demand for data scientists will soar 28% by 2020." Data is becoming vital in today's business, political, and technological world. However, data is nothing without a scientist who can deal with the growing amount of data from a variety of disciplines and transform it into usable information that will aid in predicting future outcomes.

Does this sound interesting to you?

Do you want to pursue a career in a growing technological field?

Check out our new program HERE!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

ESU is a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion!


The Information Security team is proud to announce that for the third year in a row, ESU is a National Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion!

Please join us in our celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month at the following events:

  •  Video Contest for students (details to come) – through Oct. 31, 5p.m.

  •  Social Media Privacy Workshop
    Oct. 2, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     Oct. 18, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
     Oct. 22, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
     (Richel Lab)

  •  Ice Cream Social – Oct. 9, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CH 1st floor commons)

  • Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day – Oct. 15 (social media campaign)

  •  Wine Tasting & Board Game night – Oct. 26, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Twin Rivers Winery)

Stay tuned for updates as it gets closer to October!

Celebrated in October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a shared initiative led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Under the motto "Staying safe and secure online is our shared responsibility," the initiative's mission is to provide people with resources to stay more secure online. As a champion this year, ESU has committed to promote this mission and make resources available during the month of October.
To learn more about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, please follow this link: https://staysafeonline.org/ncsam