The university announced this fall that Barbara O. Forth would become William & Mary's inaugural Chief Data Officer.
The university has come together to build a new "one-stop shop" procurement system called buyW&M.
In recognition of exemplary values-driven leadership, four William & Mary faculty and staff members have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the Values in Action Award: Natoya Haskins Ph.D. ’11 (School of Education), Mariellynn Maurer '95 (Conference Services), Kathleen Mazzitti (Advancement) and Corinne Picataggi (Information Technology).
The new structure will provide strategic direction, align with our university values, and formalize IT’s integration in the larger campus community.
William & Mary’s Esports Training and Research Center will include a research lab and training facility designed to foster interdisciplinary collaborations around gaming.
The COVID dashboard allows for the university community to be aware of the most current information regarding testing and positive cases of students and employees.
Hosted virtually by W&M, the VASCAN 2020 conference brought together over 200 information security professionals from colleges and universities across Virginia.
William & Mary led a collaboration with universities throughout Virginia to develop a virtual tool to support the health and wellness of students, faculty and staff this fall.
Inventorying every space on William & Mary’s campus, and then applying physical distancing regulations onto new and converted instructional spaces, has taken cooperation from departments far and wide.
An interdisciplinary group of faculty, students, and staff has collaborated to bring esports to William & Mary.
In the face of ongoing challenges during the university’s virtual transition, IT staff have taken quick and proactive action to address technology needs.
Edward Aractingi has been selected as William & Mary’s next chief information officer and will begin at the university June 10.
Group videoconferencing typically comes with a suite of technical and administrative challenges. W&M IT is equipping campus spaces with user-friendly video and audio displays to connect students to alumni networks and opportunities.
Research Computing gave a boost to William & Mary’s geoLab team during its initial years. Now a Hadoop/Spark cluster allows the team to pursue even bigger projects.
Class registration at William & Mary has traditionally been problematic. This year, W&M IT used an emerging technology to pull off registration without a single hitch.
William & Mary IT is working to build a conversation about cybersecurity awareness on campus through a literacy curriculum and two-factor authentication.
IT staff and student techs roamed the residence halls during the 2019 Freshman Move-In to help new students get connected to the Eduroam wireless network.
The reporting lines of several key areas at William & Mary shifted recently as part of a restructuring effort to create new collaborations and synergies across the university.
See how far we've come and where we're going with Duo, William & Mary’s two-factor authentication service.
DocuSign eliminates the need for redundant data entry and forms can be easily be routed to their final destination.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Employee Service Awards from Information Technology!
Eduroam is a fast and secure global roaming service which enables access to wireless Internet service at participating institutions for researchers, students, and staff of the William & Mary community.
Luke Schwenke ’19, a Data Science major from Warren, Virginia, earned first place in the Intermediaries & Reinsurance Underwriters Association’s 2018 Scholars Program Essay Contest. His winning essay earned him a $10,000 top prize from the IRUA and publication in the most recent edition of their quarterly journal for insurance industry professionals, the Journal of Reinsurance.
William & Mary’s Board of Visitors approved a resolution to join a state-wide incentive to increase the number of Virginians earning computer science and related degrees.
Nathaniel Throckmorton was ruminating on the zero lower bound and had reached a point at which he needed William & Mary’s giant abacus.
W&M transitions to using Jamf on Mac products.
700 switches are being replaced across campus in order to improve the reliability of network traffic.
Women in W&M IT talk about their experiences working in the field of IT and at W&M.
W&M rolled out a security awareness training for campus in order to increase awareness and promote safe practices surrounding electronic security.
Internet-connected computing objects collectively known as smart home products have become increasingly popular with consumers. The systems provide a bridge between the digital and physical worlds, which is convenient for automation, but risky for security, a team of W&M researchers has found.
Troy Wiipongwii MPP ’18 and Professor Mike Tierney ’87, co-director of W&M’s Global Research Institute. joined forces on a project that uses a new technology to make foreign aid programs more efficient and effective.
This summer, IT was busy helping with the construction and renovations of many new buildings on campus.
W&M IT is taking steps to protect the university's technology infrastructure in advance of Hurricane Florence.
A lot has happened over the Summer of 2018 technology-wise. Here's what you need to know to catch-up...
William & Mary honored sixteen IT department employees at the 2018 Service Awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 13.
Duo, a two-factor authentication system, will be employed at William & Mary to bring an extra layer of security to sensitive accounts.
The Banner Admin system is being upgraded to Banner 9. This move will provide a new and improved interface for all Banner Admin users.
William & Mary's new data science program was designed to give students in any discipline the computational chops to create and analyze giant data sets. So far, it has exceeded expectations.
W&M's first year of work on a student engagement platform that would better support student organizations is honored by Campus Labs, the company that partnered with it. It is the only university so feted.
It has been 20 years since November 1997 when W&M IT was officially formed. We spent the past month collecting memories and sharing stories about how IT has changed over the past 20 years.
Denys Poshyvanyk, an associate professor in William & Mary’s Department of Computer Science, has spent the past ten years trying to bridge the human-to-computer language gap. He and a team of students are working toward direct translation and the scientific community is taking note.
Last semester, IT helped to implement Campus Contour, a streaming service that lets you watch live Cable TV anywhere on campus on any device.
Staff and faculty email has been migrating to the Office 365 Cloud, a move that will bring a new slew of web applications to utilize.
IT worked with the Office of Student Leadership Development to develop TribeLink, a new website that will help students keep track of their organizations and involvement on campus.
IT lends a hand for renovation projects going on around campus this summer, including the new Richmond Hall.
W&M IT is upgrading the core routers on campus, opening up the potential for a bigger bandwidth on campus.
IT employees were recognized by W&M for their service to the university, with three celebrating 25 years at William & Mary.
With computing capacity expected to increase by 100 times in less than a decade, W&M Professor Gene Roche is contemplating a drastically changed job landscape and how education can better prepare the future workforce.
Stronger Wi-Fi connectivity has come to the Sunken Garden, providing more convenience to students.
W&M IT helped the School of Education launch a fully online, partially synchronous course program for the School of Ed's Educational Program Policy and Leadership (EPPL) program.
The Technology Support Center (TSC) has received an additional space for walk-in support in Jones 201, allowing for more efficient service.
Two new data discovery tools, Qlik Sense and nPrinting, will allow the university to make decisions through easier and more efficient data analysis.
StudioAbroad, the system used for the submission of study abroad materials, has successfully migrated to the Cloud.
Over the winter break W&M IT upgraded Cable TV, classroom equipment, and completed the wireless network upgrade.
From fixing issues with technology in the classroom to navigating through campus on a golf cart, working in Classroom Support is challenging but rewarding.
The Mason School of Business is currently undergoing a streamlining process that will integrate the Mason and William & Mary domains.
IT installs AV equipment at James Monroe's property, which is now owned by the College.
W&M IT is currently in the process of improving the wireless network for optimal connectivity.
Fifteen IT staff members were recognized and celebrated for their dedication to the College over the years.
W&M IT is taking on a new role in construction projects on campus.
The W&M Herbarium is part of a global effort digitizing natural history collections. More than half of its roughly 81,000 specimen records are available for free online.
A new electronic key storage system called "KeyBox" will help keep W&M's master keys safe.
Not only has Maria Elena Pada (Mane) excelled at a variety of positions and departments, she has spent more than 20 years going the extra mile.
W&M IT's High Performance Computing (HPC) team provides the computing power, technical skill, and intellectual acumen to support research computing at W&M.
William & Mary signs contracts, launches comprehensive implementation of a university-wide constituent relationship management system.
The Technology Services team in Miller Hall, now part of Information Technology, is committed to supporting the Mason School of Business faculty, staff and students.
W&M graduate student Haitao Xu is part of a group working to limit — and hopefully eradicate — the practice of "brushing" on Taobao, the eBay-like subsidiary of Alibaba.
Gerard Chouin hopes to find evidence to support his belief that the bubonic plague was as destructive a force in urban Africa as it was in the cities of Europe.
IT is helping the university introduce its new general education curriculum, starting with the COLL 100s.
W&M IT has recently taken steps to improve bandwidth on campus as our community continues to grow.
The third annual Teaching & Technology Expo (aka the Expo) was held last Friday, March 27, and featured engaging presentations of new and emerging technology for use in the classroom.
Former IT Communications Intern, Jen Bentley helped to leave behind a gift for her peers before her graduation. With the Computer Lab Status module, students can now easily locate available computers around campus.
Michele Jackson will join W&M in February as the first associate provost for e-learning initiatives.
W&M IT has been implementing Central Authentication Service logins for many web services.
W&M IT and Tribe Athletics have developed a new ticketing system for the Fall 2014 Sports season.
The College officially launches its first ever mobile application for both iOS and Android devices.
Eleven IT department employees were recognized for their service to the state and college earlier this summer.
New innovations, such as the e-learning kits, are helping William & Mary faculty develop more creative lesson plans.
William & Mary is changing the way students and advisors map out plans for coursework with a new software called DegreeWorks.
Highlights from my year spent as the IT Communications intern.
A streamlined system for collecting and updating parent contact information has improved the outreach efforts of the Student Affairs Office.
W&M IT is providing guidance for the Massive Open Online Course planned for launch by W&M and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
The second annual W&M Teach & Tech Expo was held on March 28, 2014 in Miller Hall.
Whether or not you realize it, IT works to keep things running smoothly every day in the lives of W&M students.
Thanks to support from W&M IT, the Undergraduate Admission Office will now read and share student applications digitally.
IT works behind the scenes at any broadcasted home athletic event. Take a look at what we do for a home football game.
A number of experimental course initiatives and departmental projects using technology and tools instructionally are underway across the university.
IT's High Performance Computing Group has new staff and new hardware.
John Delos has been working on ways to use algorithms to improve NICU monitoring with a team that includes researchers from the University of Virginia and the UVA Health system.
A member of our Networking team shows us the IT work in the campus' newest buildings.
Like a detective, you must find clues to keep your Inbox safe from phishing.
Eleven IT staff members were honored for long-standing service to the College
Student Communications Intern, Lauren Bayse tells students how they can take advantage of all IT has to offer.
W&M law professors Paul Marcus, Adam Gershowitz and Jeffrey Bellin discuss the new frontier of digital evidence.
With the help of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, W&M IT donated a laptop to Williamsburg Head Start's Early Readers, Future Leaders program.
After much anticipation W&M course evaluations are now 100% digital.
Five freshmen of Kappa Sigma fraternity embarked on an alternative Spring Break trip and took a piece of W&M IT with them.
One piece of equipment carries the network on its shoulders.
Technology and the classroom colliding--what does this mean for the future of college classes?
Four entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the university while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.
You may think computer science is the only major conducive to a career in Information Technology - think again.
Suspicious emails in your Outlook Inbox over the break? Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the holiday phishing attack and advice on how to keep phishing at bay.
Faculty members from across W&M are exploring blended learning this summer so that next year they can teach their own blended courses, which will combine traditional in-class instruction with technology-aided learning outside of the classroom.
Fourteen IT staff members were recognized for service at this year's Employee Appreciation Day lunch, including Myron Hall who has served the College for 40 years.
W&M laptops will help students in rural Ghana go to college.
What's all this maintenance about anyway? Unix Engineer, Dan Ewart, explains.
Faculty, students and staff can now be notified of special offers from local Williamsburg merchants by using their smartphone devices.
As the year comes to a close, we take a look at the stats from the big projects of 2011: Exchange, VoIP phones, and the Network Upgrade.
The 2011 VA SCAN Conference, hosted by William & Mary IT, addressed the challenges of securing mobile devices on college campuses.
The William & Mary campus is getting a new phone system. The new ShoreTel phones use state-of-the-art VoIP technology to expand communication services and enhance functionality.
Though the hurricane threatened to do its worst, its approach didn’t stop the William & Mary community from pulling together and offering assistance to one another in advance of the storm.
The Information Technology department is on the verge of completing a major network upgrade, making the W&M campus network and Internet connection redundant. Yes, that's right – redundant.
The Exchange Project, the mass overhaul of the faculty and staff email/calendar system, is now finished. Here are some final thoughts.
Why they're often more complicated than you think...
It’s been a great week for the IT staff, if we do say so ourselves. And since it is Employee Appreciation Day at the College we’d like to single out a few folks.
Find out more about Mike Blum and why he thinks he has the best job on campus.