ITS Increases Bandwidth, Continues Projects

At the beginning of the Fall semester, Information Technology Services (ITS) upgraded University Internet bandwidth from 500 megabit-per-second to 2 gigabit-per-second, which represents a four-fold increase in speed. The upgrades were completed by purchasing additional bandwidth from Bluebird and from MOREnet, and were made possible by the new iTech student fee.
Truman has been a long-time member of MOREnet, which is a member-driven consortium serving Missouri’s K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries, state and local governments, teaching hospitals and clinics, and other affiliate organizations. MOREnet recently upgraded its infrastructure to become one of the few networks in the country to support 100 gigabit optical paths.  

To find out more about Truman ITS, click here for the 2012-2013 annual report.

During the winter break, ITS staff members completed or continued work on several on-campus projects, including:

* Continued the campus upgrade from XP to Windows 7. The update deadline is April 8.

* Updated all classroom audio-visual control systems.

* Updated the operating systems on more than 600 public lab and classroom systems.

* Completed preventative equipment maintenance in all classrooms.

* Added emergency whiteboard kits to many rooms.

* Installed live webcams in the Truman equine barns.

* Enhanced some financial aid and federal tax forms and upgraded the system for payment processing.

* Made a new version of Blackboard available. For more on this project, click here.

* Continued work on the Truman website and portal update projects. For more on the website redesign, click here.