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.
University of Kentucky Information Technology offers web content management powered by Drupal (www.drupal.org). Drupal is built, used, and supported by an active, diverse community around the world. At UK, Drupal is supported and used by a growing and dynamic community across campus.
myUK's Employee Self-Service (ESS) provides UK employees the ability to update personal information, monitor absences and leave balances, track professional development training, and view payroll results and benefits elections. The functionality of ESS will remain the same, but beginning Wednesday, April 18, 2012, the myUK portal appearance will change in several ESS applications. These changes will improve navigation and the overall user experience in the myUK portal.
The new web-based application now available through myUK streamlines the processes for staff to request Information Technology (UKIT) services. This application replaces old forms for phone, data, and CosmoCom requests with a consolidated, "wizard"-based experience. The application is the foundation of a new system to provide users with a common interface, to increase efficiency, and to expedite the workflow of all UKIT service requests.
UKIT has a new policy on the local Exchange system for University of Kentucky employees. UK Exchange accounts not accessed for a year or more will be deleted from Exchange to conserve storage. The email in the deleted accounts will NOT be recoverable. Simply log into your UK Exchange email to reset the access date. UK employees are requested to check their UK Exchange email at least once a month. Please share this new policy with co-workers.
University of Kentucky's student email service is provided by Google Apps and Windows Live. These providers fall into the category of "cloud computing" meaning that applications, file storage and email accounts are housed on off-campus servers and can all be accessed through a variety of devices such as laptops, smart phones and tablets. The email services offer students expanded mailboxes, additional collaboration and production tools while costing the university less money than the previous email service.