Information Technologies

IT News and Announcements

Ah….the Fair!
March 17, 2017
The Fair: Where citizens of the commonwealth go to eat sausage sandwiches, get indigestion and eat antacids. The Fair: Where Extension professionals go to conduct shows and sales, get indigestion and eat antacids.
Identity Finder is Now Spirion!
March 17, 2017
A new look and a new name – with the same purpose and the same function. You may have called it Identity Finder, or you may have called it the Blue Dog software – we’re told that some people have called it other things, too. Now it is known as Spirion!
Summer Staffing
March 17, 2017
The recent blizzard notwithstanding, snow is melting fast with all this spring like weather. Even if you didn’t get much snow, we are looking forward to spring and your new summer workers. With some advanced planning, you can best be assured that your interns and program assistants will be able to use the computers and other IT resources on their start date or soon after.
Barracuda Update
March 17, 2017
The Barracuda fish is a fearsome and ferocious fish, patrolling the seas in search of prey . The Barracuda spam filter is a fearsome and ferocious service that patrols the College of Ag email system in search of spam messages. A recent upgrade has changed what you see in your spam reports!
iPhone/iPad Users - Watch Out!
March 17, 2017
iOS 10 – the current operating system for Apple’s iPhone and iPad has a great feature to help you to unsubscribe from email listservs that are filling your mailbox. It is so simple and so easy that you might find yourself unsubscribed from valuable lists by accident!
Reset your VoiceMail passcode
March 1, 2017
Only Ag IT staff can reset your Voicemail password.
HelpDesk Support during the Holidays
December 9, 2016
Although Penn State officially closes for the Winter Break on December 23 and reopens on January 3, we know that many of your offices will be open and many of you will still be working during that time. If you have a service outage in your office, Ag IT staff will rouse up from our long winter’s nap in order to get you back into service!