The e-Signatures Workgroup Committee developed a new Administrative Regulation and new Business Procedure on electronic signatures. The university may require that members of the university community use electronic signatures to conduct certain transactions that previously required handwritten signatures and approvals on paper documents. Increasing, improved efficiency of internal transactions that require authorization is a desired outcome. These proposed regulations establish the policies and procedures by which the university:
On October 1, 2011, UKIT Communications and Network Systems (CNS) distributed calling cards that were required to be used to place international phone calls from UK telephones.
UKIT CNS is now developing a direct dial solution that will enable departments with VoIP phones to place international calls without the need of a calling card. This solution will be available for VoIP users beginning in August 2013. VoIP users will still need to use the International Calling cards until this date.
As the University of Kentucky’s networks grow at a rapid rate, the university is quickly running into scalability and security issues with devices being on public IP addresses. To solve this problem, UKIT will migrate as many devices as possible off the public IP address ranges.
The Desktop Virtualization project is in full production mode. Over 1,600 users (600 unique IDs) were recorded in April 2012 as the semester ended. The UK Young Library deployed a virtual desktop for its first floor public computers and the computers in the Hub. They plan to deploy the virtual desktop and virtual applications for access to library resources on all public computers in all libraries across campus in the upcoming months.
University of Kentucky Information Technology (UKIT) has launched "clickblue," a new video learning module delivery system complete with credit card authorization and links to other learning materials.
Features of clickblue include:
Click-to-purchase video selection
Credit card authorization
Video delivery and the option of a learning management system tie-in
Content developers produce the video and other materials and retain the rights to their own content.
University of Kentucky Information Technology (UKIT) has developed the first images for the desktop virtualization project. These images provide access to general Windows student lab software for UK students on their personal devices (desktop, laptop, tablet). The ability for students to access student lab software on their personal computing devices will expand the use of the software and provide anywhere, anytime access to software that was previously offered only in the computing labs.
Vince Kellen, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Kentucky, was selected as a "Dell Transformational CIO" and recognized at Dell's Field Readiness Seminar in Las Vegas on February 9, 2012. Kellen was one of four CIOs worldwide selected to receive this honor.