Tag Archive: UC Office of the President

Data Management in AWS: A UC Collaboration Success Story

RDMS team members in top photo from left: Hooman Pejman, Susan Whitney, Leena Patil, Eric Odell, Nilofeur Samuel, Satish Pasupuleti, Swapnil Kamble (kneeling), Anyi Zheng, Vijay Alluri, Sameer Karki, Hima Patlolla, Carlos Garrido-Ramirez, and Emily Weaver. Team members not shown are Surendra Gade and Sundar Thiru.

By Susan Whitney. I want to tell the story how a systemwide group successfully delivered a complex, well-architected, cross-functional team solution, on time, and within budget. In 18 months, we re-architected and migrated the UCOP Risk Services Data Management System…
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Top 5 Blog Themes for 2021

From L to R: UC CIO Van Williams poses with his 3 sons, UC employees distribute supplies, and UC President Michael V. Drake

By Yvonne Tevis and Van Williams. This year, for the annual “Top 5 Blog” retrospective, we decided to take the twenty stories that got the most views and find general themes—which actually reflect what you like to read about. It’s…
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UC Needs You to Help Manage Supplier Cyber Risk

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By Matthew Linzer. The University of California spends billions of dollars every year on goods and services provided by suppliers (sometimes called vendors or third parties). These represent a vast and diverse group of small, medium, and large businesses; complex…
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Update Your Parents’ Browser Day: Nov. 25

Parents and their kids working on laptops

By Jeané Blunt. Thanksgiving falls on November 25 this year. Many people will be spending time with family, cooking, laughing, joking, and enjoying that in-person quality time. This year, another equally important (albeit less popular) holiday falls on November 25—Update…
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Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart

A kid pointing to a sign that says Cybersecurity is Everyone's Job, including yours. Cybsersecurity Awareness Month.

By Casey Hennig and Jeané Blunt. As Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) draws to a close, it’s important to recognize the meaning behind the movement. CSAM raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and the tagline, “Do your part. #BeCyberSmart,” encourages…
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What Do I Do with These COVID Records? Find out on November 1

Electronic Records Day - What do I do with these COVID records? November 1st from 10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by the UC Records Committee

The UC Records Management Committee is hosting an Electronic Records Day webinar on how to handle COVID-19 related records. The webinar takes place November 1, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. The speakers are UC experts in privacy, records management, and archives….
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Let’s Look Under the Hood: UC’s Information Security Policy, IS-3

By Robert Smith. Recently, I attended an advanced training course delivered by one of UC’s IT pros. The instructor did a good job, but I noticed they were using old terms that did not align with our current electronic information…
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Moving UCPath from a Managed Hosting Service to the AWS Cloud

By John Ruzicka. Last July, UC’s largest-ever business transformation initiative concluded, with all UC locations now live in a single payroll system called UCPath. This was a multi-year project involving teams at the UC Office of the President (UCOP)…
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UC Adoption of ORCID: An ID for Researchers

By Marisa Strong. If you’re a researcher on a UC campus, you most likely have heard of ORCID (Open Research and Contributor ID). ORCID iD is a unique digital identifier that provides name disambiguation between researchers who may share…
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