CIO News for January 2014

Below are the latest IT service updates for faculty, staff, and students at UCSF.

Research Information Across UC
In partnership, IT and CTSI along with the five UC Medical Center campuses (UCD, UCI, UCLA, UCSD, UCSF) are collaborating to provide the UC ReX Data Explorer, which enables cross-campus data sweeps of approximately 13 million de-identified patient records. To access, contact Academic Research Systems team or submit a ServiceNow ticket.

IT Innovation Student Calendar Integration
The first IT Innovation Contest awardee implementation is here—UCSF Ilios Curriculum Management System calendar improvement for our students and faculty. This enhancement allows greater and more flexible access to schedule information and provides real-time synchronization with mobile calendars. Check out the "Ilios Calendar Feed" in your CLE calendar or in Ilios, and learn more on the wiki.

Mission Hall
This will be our first "one UCSF network" enabled facility—no matter where you are in Mission Hall you will be able to access the resources you need. The first floor of this unique facility includes a classroom and learning commons—featuring a robust wireless network connecting students to online course materials, interactive discussion sessions with faculty and colleagues, and faculty lectures. To explore more, check out the site, which includes video illustrating the Activity-Based Workplace (ABW) design of Mission Hall.

IT Organizational Update
A few leadership developments to highlight—David Rusting will be the new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at UCOP and Patrick Phelan has agreed to step into the interim IT Security Director position for UCSF. David was instrumental in the transformation of information security services. We will continue to collaborate with him across the bay. Additionally, Sian Shumway has accepted the position of IT Customer Service Director.

Windows 7 Project
IT continues to work toward our mandatory upgrade to Windows 7 in advance of Microsoft's discontinuation of support for the Windows XP operating system. For more information see:, IT Field Services Newsletter, or contact: [email protected].

Security Awareness
In follow up to our last issue, we received several questions regarding device encryption. We posted a FAQ highlighting security and encryption advice. Additionally, many of you have been involved in our Enterprise Security Risk Assessment. There will be a presentation of preliminary technical findings on February 11, 2014 at noon in MCB-126. Contact: [email protected].

Finish Line for Finance3!
Go-live is March 10 for the new Chart of Accounts, UPlan (Hyperion Planning), and MyReports, collectively known as Finance3.This will enable the organization to better manage costs and maximize revenues. Many systems will be unavailable just prior to Go-Live, for more information about the project and to determine if you need training visit the website.

IT now offers Gartner's Core IT Research Reference for Higher Education to UCSF faculty, staff, and students. Gartner reports can help you make critical technology decisions leveraging their knowledge of industry trends and cutting-edge technology.

Favorite Apps:
AliveECG: Simple to use—now you have an ECG recorder at your fingertips that goes wherever you go. Within seconds you are able to acquire a single-channel rate and rhythm assessment.

SmartTraveler: Access to government security alerts. Also allows you to enroll in STEP – Smart Traveler Enrollment Program – a free service for US citizens so that the State Department can assist via consulates in case of emergency.