Tag Archive: UCOP

No More “Click Here.” Why Descriptive Link Text Is Important

Example of bad link practices

By Amy Chen. Picture this—you’re reading through a website trying to find a link to a resource that you urgently need, but all the hyperlinks that you encounter say “Click here” or “Read more.” You don’t know what the links are…
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UC Tech Assembly: Black Leaders Panel Recording

UC Tech Assembly, Black Leaders Panel. February 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Photos: L-R: Van Williams, Carmen Robinson, Al Covington, and Charron Andrus

Watch the UC Tech Assembly: Black Leaders Panel, which took place on Monday, February 28. The discussion featured Black members of our UC Tech community from various levels of leadership. Topics ranged from personal stories to allyship advice, to…
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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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UC Tech Exec: A Thanksgiving Message from VP of IT Van Williams

“UC Tech Exec” is a new series to give blog readers the opportunity to hear from executives from throughout the UC Tech community. The series is being launched with a heartfelt Thanksgiving message from Van Williams, the vice president for…
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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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