Penn Computing

Penn Computing

Computing Menu Computing A-Z
Computing Home Information Systems & Computing Penn

News and Announcements, 2012 - 2013

Simple Best Practices Deter Cyber/Computer Threats (May 15, 2013)
Computer (or cyber) security is in the popular press almost every day, from "Advanced Persistent Threats" to Chinese espionage to hacked Twitter accounts affecting the stock market. While the media coverage can be dramatic, most of the attacks rely on common tactics, such as phishing, vulnerabilities in vendor software, or malware delivered to an unpatched machine. [more...]

New Sponsored Projects Billing & Receivables System Being Developed (May 15, 2013)
Development of a new sponsored projects billing and receivables system will begin July 1. This new system is targeted for release in early FY15 and will replace Penn's current Billing and Receivables Information Management (BRIM) system, which is used by the Office of Research Services to issue invoices and track receivables for sponsored projects. The new system will link PennERA with BEN Financials, and will streamline and improve several processes, including invoice creation and billing, reconciliation, and collections, and will provide the ability to track grants and funded projects from notice of award through final reporting. For more information, please contact Jeanine Kleba at This project is jointly sponsored by the Provost’s Office, Information Systems and Computing, the Office of Research Services, and the Division of Finance. [more...]

Commencement Webcast Available (May 15, 2013)
If you missed Commencement and wish you hadn't, it's not too late to experience some of the excitement of the pageantry and to listen to the speakers. [more...]

New Penn Travel Card Introduced (May 15, 2013)
The University is introducing the new Penn Travel Card (provided by Bank of America) as part of the Travel & Expense Management (TEM) project. TEM is the fully integrated online travel booking, expense reporting, and reimbursement application for faculty, staff, and students conducting University business. [more...]

PennCloud SIG Welcomes All Penn Members Interested in Cloud Computing (March 11, 2013)
PennCloud SIG (Special Interest Group) is an ISC-sponsored/ISC-led forum for campus IT professionals, support providers, and anyone with an interest in delivering or understanding cloud solutions. [more...]

PennCloud Rollout Scheduled for Spring (March 11, 2013)
ISC is continuously seeking to expand our portfolio of cloud services that we offer to the Penn community. PennCloud, which is scheduled for rollout in the Spring, will be the latest addition. [more...]

BEN Financials Application Upgraded (Novmember 30, 2012)
The BEN Financials application was upgraded on November 26, 2012. This upgrade was required in order to keep current with the latest vendor software and for back-end application support. [more...]

Mac OS X Lion Released (July 25, 2012)
OS X Mountain Lion [10.8] is the eighth significant update to Apple's OS X desktop operating system. It became available exclusively from the Mac App Store on July 25, 2012, continuing Apple's recent strategy of bypassing traditional distribution channels for operating systems. [more...]

Related Links
Visit the Penn Computer Connection for the latest on bargains for the Penn community.

Other Technology News

Information Systems and Computing
University of Pennsylvania
Comments & Questions

Penn Computing University of Pennsylvania
Information Systems and Computing, University of Pennsylvania