May 2005 IT User Group Meetings
May 3, 2005 :: Amy Phillips, Information Systems & Computing
We are pleased to announce the following IT user group meetings
scheduled for the month of May. Please mark your calendar!
Super User Group (SUG)
HARTS - A case study in technology strategy
Monday, May 9, 2005 - 12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM
Benjamin Franklin Room (218) - Houston Hall
HARTS (HARmonization of Technology Strategy) is an initiative
Information Systems and Computing to reach an improved level of
higher-level technology strategy alignment among various ISC groups.
Learn more about HARTS and how ISC uses it for technology coordination.
We'll hear an overview of some of the products of the HARTS process,
and then more detail about a few of them (including system/service
monitoring and availability reporting). Always a crowd pleaser,
Deke Kassabian will lead the discussion. In addition, the Spring
2005 Evaluation Teams will present their final results to the group.
Recent developments on SPIKE (Wharton portal) for mobile computing
Dan Alig, Wharton Computing and Information Technology (WCIT)
Monday, May 23rd, 3:00 - 4:30pm, Room 245, Huntsman Hall
It seems that Aladdin's Genie may be halfway out of the bottle:
Mobile computing devices (PDAs, web-enabled cell phones, etc.)
haven't quite achieved "phenomenal cosmic power" yet,
but they certainly boast "itty-bitty living space" in
their screen real estate. Ever wondered how to effectively present
your web site on a very small screen? Come learn how folks at the
Wharton School translated their heavily-trafficked SPIKE web portal
into a version for use on mobile computing devices. (Note that
this meeting will be held in a very nice presentation space in
the not-itty-bitty Huntsman Hall.)
May 26, 2005; 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall
Networking will present their proposed replacement for PAS-GINA
at this quarter's PAC-SIG. Last quarter's meeting saw a lively
discussion of the potential options Networking was considering to replace
PAS-GINA; this meeting will have Andrew Riley presenting and taking
questions on Networking's replacement choice. If you manage lab
machines, you will not want to miss this one. Also included will
be Steve Fabiani, ISC CTS, presenting on Machine Preparation for
Classroom Deployment, and John
Mulhern, ISC TSS, presenting on Supported Products.