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News and Announcements, 2009 - 2010

Computerworld Names University of Pennsylvania Best Place to Work in IT (May 26, 2010)
The University of Pennsylvania announces that IDG’s Computerworld Magazine has ranked Penn’s Information Systems & Computing organization #5 nationally and #1 in the Mid-Atlantic region in its 2010 Best Places To Work In IT survey.  This is the sixth consecutive year the organization has been ranked #1 in the Mid-Atlantic.  The survey recognizes employers that challenge their IT staff with interesting and exciting projects while providing great benefits and compensation.  Honorees are featured in Computerworld’s June 21 issue along with results from the 17th annual Best Places To Work In IT survey. [more...]

Many Networked Applications and Services Unavailable June 20 (May 26, 2010)
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, June 20, many critical University applications and services will be unavailable when the University Data Center goes off-line for preventive maintenance of electrical systems. The outage is expected to last for about twelve hours, until noon on Sunday. [more...]

AirPennNet Midway Through Upgrades (May 26, 2010)
ISC Networking & Telecommunications is now midway through a series of upgrades to AirPennNet that will enhance both the speed and security of the wireless network. These upgrades, which began in May 2010 and continue through May 2011, are being implemented in phases to allow for uninterrupted wireless service. [more...]

AirPennNet Upgrades Start May 24 (April 6, 2010)
ISC Networking & Telecommunications has begun a series of upgrades to AirPennNet that will enhance both the speed and security of the wireless network. These upgrades, which will begin in May 2010 and continue through June 2011, are being implemented in phases to allow for uninterrupted wireless service. [more...]

$99.6M Awarded In Stimulus Grant To Benefit Pennsylvania (March 16, 2010)
ISCís MAGPI (Mid-Atlantic Gigapop for Internet2) was instrumental in the award of a $99.6M grant to the Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education & Research (KINBER), a coalition of colleges and universities, research, healthcare and economic development organizations, of which MAGPI is a founding member. [more...]

January 10th Data Center Outage Postponed (January 7, 2010)
Facilities and Real Estate Services has postponed the January 10 power outage due to anticipated extreme weather conditions that would pose an unacceptable risk to building systems. [more...]

January 10th Data Center Outage (January 5, 2010)
Many University applications and services will be unavailable for approximately 12 hours beginning 12:01 AM on Sunday, January 10. See the January outage page for more information about which services will or wonít be available. [more...]

PennWorks (HR/Payroll) Application Released (November 13, 2009)
The Provostís Office, the Division of Human Resources, the Division of Finance, in conjunction with Information Systems and Computing, released PennWorks on November 2, 2009. [more...]

University of Pennsylvania Becomes First U.S. University to Deploy DNSSEC (DNS Security) (November 2, 2009)
The University of Pennsylvaniaís Information Systems and Computing (ISC) division has announced its successful implementation institution-wide of Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) technology. The upenn.edu DNS zone was signed with DNSSEC in early August 2009. Penn is part of an Internet2 and Educause community of early adopters of DNSSEC technology and is the first U.S. university to implement institution-wide. [more...]

Windows 7 Released (October 22, 2009)
Retail versions of Windows 7 became available in stores on October 22, 2009. In the United States, Windows 7 is available in five different versions: Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate, Home Premium, and Starter. [more...]

Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard Released (August 28, 2009)
Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard is the latest version of Apple's UNIX-based desktop operating system and is the sixth significant update to Mac OS X. This version became available in stores on August 28, 2009. [more...]

 

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