Current Projects

Current Projects

Current Projects

In addition to our day-to-day network, security and data responsibilities, our team oversees large-scale technology projects throughout the University. 

Below you will find a list of some of our current projects.

 

Banner Upgrade 

In order to offer the University the latest tools and maintain technical support for Banner from outside vendors, we are upgrading to the latest version of Banner. This upgrade is being implemented in multiple phases.

One of the first steps in this process was completed in 2017, when Internet Native Banner users started using Banner Administrative Pages. We also rolled out a new Banner registration module to students in spring 2018.

We are taking the necessary steps to ensure students, faculty and staff will have access to the enhanced Banner system, and we will be implementing more upgrades throughout 2018.

 

Duo

In 2018, we started requiring employees and students to enroll in Duo two-factor authentication. Duo is a two-factor authentication tool used by Rowan University and other major universities to help prevent data breaches and protect users.

You may already be using two-factor authentication in your personal life to verify your identity through a text message or email when logging in to your bank account. Now, this extra protection is available at Rowan too.

 

McAfee

We started installing McAfee on all Rowan University-owned and managed computers, as well as providing a version of McAfee to student and employees for personal use, during the spring 2018 semester.

This anti-virus software update is the first step in a larger upgrade that we expect to finish in 2019. As part of that larger upgrade, we will be rolling out more features available with McAfee to enhance security in the clinical and research areas and provide employees with a more streamlined experience with encryption.

 

Network Redesign

We have launched a multi-year program that will 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.

More than 40 major initiatives will be rolled out as part of the network redesign project.

Two major initiatives that were completed in 2017 include a more than fourfold increase in the University’s internet bandwidth and the addition of a second internet service provider.

The University is now served by 13 gigabits per second of internet bandwidth, which means students, faculty and staff now have a significantly wider pipe through which they can send and receive data.

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster download speeds
  • Improved response times
  • Better performance of cloud-based applications

We look forward to rolling out additional network improvements in the future.

 

Windows 10 Transition

Microsoft has announced plans to end support for the Windows 7 operating system in 2020. Using a computer with an unsupported operating system puts those machines — and any network those machines connect to — at risk.

For that reason, we are working on removing the Windows 7 operating system from the Rowan Network