The new version of MAC OS X, 10.10 (Yosemite) is expected to be released today, Thursday October 16th, and is currently incompatible with the ClearPass registration system and potentially other services at Rowan.

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Information Resources & Technology is working to provide the University with a faster, more secure network that is designed to serve a growing population, handle an ever-increasing amount of data and safeguard the University against security threats.

We will be rolling out more than 40 initiatives as part of a network redesign project, and many of the major upgrades will be finished by the end of the year. All of these enhancements will work together to provide three major benefits to the University community: faster internet speeds, less downtime of services and more protection.

We are dialing up the University’s internet bandwidth to 13 gigabits per second this year. That increase will boost download speeds and improve the performance of cloud-based applications.

We are also installing technology that will allow the University to tack on additional capacity without deploying more fiber optic cable, and we are setting up new technologies to provide additional network security.

We expect to complete all three of these initiatives by the end of the year. We do not expect any network downtime during this work, but service interruptions may occur.

We will be updating the University about these projects as we roll them out. We thank you for your patience over the next few months as we complete this work.

If you experience any network issues during these upgrades, please immediately contact the Technology Support Center at 856-256-4400 or support@rowan.edu.