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Tech Training Spotlight
12/12/2013 - CIT Training Services is now offering Office Productivity workshops via WebEx. Take classes from your desk in Excel, Word, Outlook and Outlook Web App all via WebEx. Look for the workshops labeled “via WebEx”. Be sure to read the “Prerequisites” section and use the link provided to test your computer’s compatibility prior to registering. Register now for workshops scheduled for...
Upgrading Office 365 and a new Outlook Web App
11/21/2013 - A new look for Outlook Web App is coming in December. Microsoft is upgrading Office 365, Cornell’s email service for faculty and staff, starting sometime the first week of December. You won’t see differences with Outlook 2010 (Windows), Outlook 2011 (Mac), Apple Mail 6 or Thunderbird. They’ll work like they did before. The upgraded Outlook Web App (outlook.cornell.edu) will be...
Tech Training Spotlight
11/07/2013 - Want to learn how to create presentations, format slides, draw objects or add graphics? Register now for the PowerPoint 2010 Basic class scheduled for Dec. 3. For a complete listing of technical training resources, see www.cit.cornell.edu/training. Email questions to workshop-info@cornell.edu.
Journey to Asia without leaving Ithaca
11/07/2013 - Cornell’s extensive Asia Collections are snuggled inside Carl A. Kroch Library, which is attached to Olin and accessible by walking through Olin’s main doors and continuing down the length of the main hallway. These collections are a gem hidden in plain sight. The library holds one of the largest and most significant collections of Asian historical and literary materials in North...
Cloud computing: Four ways to protect your identity and your data in the cloud
10/24/2013 - To save resources, protect data and make access to services easier, IT@Cornell strongly encourages the campus community to use enterprise cloud services with a Cornell contract whenever possible. But what about those times when you find you must use a consumer cloud service? How can you protect the university’s data, your data and your online identity when using them? ...
Raising a glass with the Cornell Library
10/10/2013 - Social drinkers as well as those with a deep interest in wine will find a multitude of resources at Cornell’s Library. I recently spoke with staff member Annemarie Morse, who used library resources extensively while earning her Masters in Enology (winemaking) through the Employee Degree Program. “I continue to rely on library resources for the etiquette and wine education...
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
10/10/2013 - We lead Internet-connected, digital lives. At Cornell, home and on-the-go, we work, learn and play online. Even when we are not directly connected to the Internet, Cornell’s critical infrastructure — the vast connection of computers, data and websites supporting our everyday lives through financial transactions, research and academic software, emergency response systems, personal...
Verizon CEO challenges us to keep up with technology
09/26/2013 - The times they are a-changing, and communications technology is driving a lot of the change – but we have to work to keep up. “For all the progress we’ve made, we still have a long way to go,” Lowell McAdam ’76 told a full house in Statler Hall’s Alice Statler Auditorium Sept. 19, as he delivered the 32nd Hatfield lecture. McAdam, chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications and a...
Cornell enterprise online services and privacy
09/12/2013 - Sometimes, members of the Cornell community wonder why they should care about what cloud services they use, or why it’s important to use Cornell-contracted online services instead of other services. For example, there’s no shortage of places to store data, and with cloud offerings, the options are increasing. But not all options are equal—some pose significant risks. It’s...
Researching wellness
08/29/2013 - Being diagnosed (or having a loved one diagnosed) with a new medical problem can be frightening. Learning more about the condition, though, can help those involved manage that fear and move forward with a treatment plan. Cornell’s library has resources for many health concerns, including access to a number of medical databases, at http://erms.library.cornell.edu/search~S4/m?...

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