Tag Archive: Systemwide

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

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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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Redesigning the UC Undergraduate Application – with Students in Mind

UC application home page

By Judy Thai. In November 2018, over 217,000 high school and transfer students submitted undergraduate applications to the University of California. 75,000 of them submitted their applications on the last day — and 11,000 in the last hour.

That’s a…
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Backstage: How UC Got the IT Infrastructure Deals

Procurement word map with a hand appearing to write

By Yvonne Tevis.

About one year ago, UC struck amazing deals with IT infrastructure companies – deals that likely will save the university up to $16M a year for five years.

It’s true, UC Procurement rocks negotiation.

But UC also…
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Meet the Educational Technology Leadership Committee

Photos of ETLC meeting & members

By Shohreh Bozorgmehri. This 2018-2019 fiscal year, I was honored to serve as chair of the systemwide Educational Technology Leadership Committee (ETLC). The ETLC is a committee of the Information Technology Leadership Council (ITLC), with direct involvement and support from…
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