Monthly Archive: July 2018

UC Procurement Gets Deals for IT Infrastructure

Cords plugged into computer

By Michael Wegmann. UC Procurement Services is excited to announce the availability of UC wide agreements reflecting deeply discounted prices for IT infrastructure. Products in five categories– routers and switches, wireless, firewalls, servers, and storage – are now available either…
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UCOP Gets Lean Training

Lean IT team

By John Ruzicka. Lean Six Sigma is a customer-oriented methodology that continually improves performance by eliminating waste. Most of the technical employees in Information Technology Services at the UC Office of the President (UCOP) have completed Yellow Belt training in…
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Implementing Business Excellence at UC San Diego

UCSD Campus

By Mark Hersberger. UC San Diego means business when it comes to integrating a mindset of continuous improvement and business excellence. It all comes together through the Business Excellence Community of Practice (BE-CoP), which facilitates training and idea sharing at…
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Know before You Go: Cyber Safety Tips for Your Summer Travels

A plane flying next to a computer that says "Keep it Safe."

By Julie Goldstein. Smartphones and other electronic devices have made it easier to stay in touch and multi-task while traveling. But they can also mean increased cyber risks for keeping your personal and university information private, as well as increased…
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Meet Van Williams: UC Santa Cruz’s New Vice Chancellor of Information Technology

Van Williams with his youngest son, Benjamin Williams.

By Lisa Bono. Van Williams started as vice chancellor of information technology at UC Santa Cruz on July 2, 2018, replacing retired VC Mary Doyle and interim VC Brad Smith.

Van has spent much of his professional life on the…
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