Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New exciting technology coming for fall

A couple of things to look forward to: 
  • The release of Windows 8
  • iPhone 5 (Sept/Oct)
  • New WiiU
When getting ready for new technology you may want to get rid of old equipment. This is a good time to remind all users to dispose of old technology properly.  Best Buy will take recyclable technology, requiring neither a fee nor an appointment. When you wish to dispose of technology you must first remove all the data (sensitive or otherwise) that is on it. There are a lot of software programs to securely overwrite data. Some tools you could use are: DBAN Hard Drive Secure Wipe, Windows Secure Eraser and the Secure Empty Trash option on Mac OS X

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back to School at CGU

As we look forward to the start of the 2012-2013 Academic Year at CGU, many of the tasks for preparation may seem overwhelming and slip down the list of priorities. One item that should top your list is reviewing your security settings for your online accounts. As more and more of our online lives transition to 'the cloud', we must be judicious in periodically addressing security issues to insure sensitive and important files are not compromised.

You may have missed the recent ProfHacker Chronicle article "Back to School: Secure Your Online Life". It included a list of questions that will assist you in this critical Back to School Task. Additionally, OIT can address many of your questions and needs. Please contact Carlos Miranda at carlos.miranda@cgu.edu for further information.

In the meantime, Welcome Back and I hope you enjoy a wonderful new academic year at Claremont Graduate University!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sync Files Between Macs and iCloud

Have you used DropBox, Box.net, SkyDrive or Sugarsync yet? Do you like them? Have you tried iCloud and hated it because it does not provide a discrete folder for you to access your files directly? Worry no more, it does now. Here is how:


Now you can use iCloud just like any of the other services. This should make all the Mac users extremely more iCloud friendly.