Having Difficulties with College Websites Since the Recent Format Changes?
The College of Ag Sciences Web Services team recently made some changes to the format of College websites. These changes have enhanced the consistency of all Penn State related sites. Some users have experienced a few issues with the layout of some pages since the update, but those issues can easily be fixed by clearing your web browser cache.
Identity Finder (IDF) – Update (Counties and Research Centers)
An updated version of the Identify Finder (IDF) software is now available. Version 6.3.1 will provide significant scanning enhancements and allow for more thorough searching for personally identifiable information (PII). This version of IDF will scan additional types of documents and will utilize Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for scanning. All county Extension and research center computers will be updated with the newest version of IDF beginning the week of June 11th.
How to Properly Dispose of Computers and other IT Equipment
Computers and other IT equipment that have reached the end of their useful life need to be disposed of properly, to secure any confidential data that may be stored on them. Ag IT has gathered recommendations that should be followed when disposing of IT equipment.
Important Information for Users Leaving College of Ag Sciences
Users leaving the College of Ag Sciences are required to ensure that all work-related data has been appropriately transferred/shared with necessary colleagues and to notify Ag IT for account closure. We want to make the transition (to another job or retirement) as seamless as possible for all involved. Ag IT Consultants are available to assist users in making sure all work-related data is appropriately transferred and secured and also to assist users in collecting data that will need to be taken with them to their next job. To request assistants, please submit a Help Desk Request.
SOS… Save our (server) Space
Do you use Ag “My Documents”? If so, we need your help! College storage space is quickly becoming an issue as we approach critically low levels of available storage space. Current reports show that there are hundreds of gigabytes of movies, music and pictures that are consuming network server storage and server backup resources. While some percentages of these files are work-related, Ag IT is asking you to remove non-work-related files from your “My Documents” directory.
Recommendations for Computer, Printer, Copier and Fax Disposal
Please follow these guidelines for proper disposal of computer, printer, copier and fax equipment that is no longer functional and needs to be disposed of. All Penn State-owned equipment must be disposed of through the proper channels so any data on the devices can be securely erased and the materials can be recycled.
TeamViewer Icon on Your Desktop
Ag IT will be installing the TeamViewer software, used for providing remote computer support, on all Extension computers currently running Tivoli Endpoint Management (TEM). This install will not require any user intervention and is intended to assist users in launching the TeamViewer application when remote support is required.