Category Archives: 2010 October IS Newsletter

IS Spam Management

The first unsolicited commercial email, now called junk mail or spam, can be traced back to 1978 when a young engineer at DEC, Gary Thuerk, sent a mass-mail announcement about their new DECSystem20 computer to six hundred ARPAnet users. Little did he know then that, by 2010, over 95% of all messages sent over the Internet would be spam. […]

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Online Testing at NU with Respondus

Faculty want the ability to test their students electronically (remotely, in a computer lab or in class using a laptop). Information Technology Services investigated the feasibility of electronic testing using Blackboard as the tool to administer online/electronic tests. The concerns were: Do we have enough wireless bandwidth for all students to connect their laptops? Is […]

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Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) – Home Use

As part of the Symantec Antivirus upgrade, Information Technology Services has negotiated home use rights to Symantec Antivirus protection for Northeastern Faculty and Staff personal computers. Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is available through “Software Downloads” on the “Services and Links” tab on myNEU. In addition to continually updating your virus definitions, the Symantec Endpoint Protection offers protection against security threats […]

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Lecture or Classroom Capture at NU

In the spring of 2009, Student Athletic Support Services worked with Information Technology Services to solve the issue of recording lectures that student athletes were missing while traveling to compete. Flip cameras were being used but a person had to be present to record the lectures and the process to upload the recording was time intensive. Throughout the university, […]

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NUwave Wireless Update – October 2010

The campus continues to receive 802.11n upgrades to NUwave, our wireless network. The main benefits of 802.11n, when compared to 802.11g, are 50% faster transmission speeds and increased signal strength, when accessed from an 802.11n capable system. 802.11n also supports systems using 802.11a, b, or g at their rated speeds. The list of buildings with 100% 802.11n upgraded NUwave […]

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Vendor Technology Spotlight: Cellular 4G

The fourth generation of mobile communication service is approaching. Cellular vendors’ improved service will offer many benefits from its predecessors, including high quality voice to high definition video, and greater data rate speeds. There are two new systems of 4G cellular networks using 4G technologies in the United States today. One is called WiMax and is owned by […]

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