Tag Archive: Systemwide

Safety in the Skies: UC’s Drone Management System

A woman flies a drone over a field

By Diana Cox and Safa Hussain. In the past five years, UC campus students and staff—from engineering students to agricultural researchers to facilities personnel—have flown over 3,300 drone flights and logged over 2,100 flight hours in the skies above campuses…
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UC IT Town Hall with President Drake, September 14

UC President Michael V. Drake, MD

Don’t miss the UC IT Town Hall with President Michael V. Drake on Tuesday, September 14. The town hall will be moderated by UC Davis CIO Viji Murali and incoming UC CIO Van Williams.

This event will be recorded and,…
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Watch the UC OATS Video

A screenshot of the UC OATS platform

The UC Outside Activity Tracking System (UC OATS) took home the Golden Award at the 2020 Sautter Awards. UC OATS is a systemwide, multi-campus collaboration formed to facilitate the reporting and tracking of Outside Professional Activities (OPA) and identify potential cases of…
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Celebrate NCSAM 2020 with UC

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Jeané Blunt. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and it is almost here. If you’ve participated in the past, then you’re used to the guest speakers, tips and tricks on how to stay safe online, and…
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UC’s Got a New Payroll System: What’s Next?

The UCPath Center, located in a UC owned building in the City of Riverside, is a short walk from the Moreno Valley/March Field Metrolink Station.

By Mark Cianca. Very quietly, and with little fanfare, the largest business transformation initiative in the University of California’s history concluded at the end of last month.

With the deployment in July at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the nine-year UCPath…
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CIOs Endorse Alternative Work Arrangements

Geisel Library to the Price Center, a student center which serves more than 30,000 visitors a day.The Geisel Library was designed in the late 1960s by William Pereira, who also designed SF’s Trans America building and UC Irvine.

In today’s hot technology job market, CIOs at the University of California (UC) face challenges recruiting and retaining information technology staff, and often encounter legacy rules around contemporary work practices – such as telecommuting and remote work. For this reason,…
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UC Gets Discount for Amazon Web Services

Logo for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

By Thomas Trappler. Since 2013, the UC wide agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) (Agreement# UCOP-19) has made AWS products available for use under terms and conditions aligned with UC’s needs, policy, and the law.

Effective October 1, 2019,…
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Lessons from a Cyber Attack: How UC Found Strength in Adversity

Worldwide connection blue background illustration vector

By David Rusting. As I reflect on UC’s journey managing cyber-risk, particularly over the past four years, I’m proud of our collective accomplishments. Two weeks ago, I was able to share UC’s approach, experiences, and lessons’ learned with higher education…
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