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The digital workplace is designed to empower employees, reduce total cost of ownership, and improve security. This increasing reliability, value, flexibility, and agility to the University.  FIS Technical Services has invested in bringing about the digital workplace to the University through embracing cloud, mobility, and virtualization. Over the past year, Technical Services has undertaken the following initiatives to bring us closer to the digital workplace:

  • VMWare Horizon View: FIS implemented Horizon View hosted virtual desktops as a replacement to the traditional desktop for more than 100 computers. Horizon View extends the replacement life cycle of the desktop. It also enables access to the desktop from almost any endpoint, including mobile hardware and the web, while securely running the desktop from the University Data Center. Finally, it enables flexibility to adjust resources to each desktop on-demand which will decrease downtime.
  • SharePoint Online and Office 365: FIS Technical Services started the process to migrate from our SharePoint 2010 on-premise sites to the University Enterprise SharePoint Online service with One Drive for Business hosted by Microsoft.   FIS has worked to provide guidance, governance, and a data migration plan for this cloud offering.  By using hosted cloud-based services, staff will have increased storage,  enables access to their content from almost any endpoint including mobile and web, and reduced IT management.

James TylerJames Tyler has accepted a Client Computing position in FIS Technical Services.  He will join us as a Senior Systems Administrator effective June 15, 2015.

His responsibilities will focus on managing and troubleshooting client computers, software deployment and advanced client management.  James holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Science and is a certified Dell Technician, Apple Macintosh Technician, and has the CompTIA A+ certification. James previously worked as a Computer Support Specialist I and II at Duquesne University and has over five years of experience performing desk-side support and client management.

James’ experience and knowledge will be an asset to Client Computing.  James will be located at 1917 Cathedral of Learning and will report to Anthony DiGregorio.

Please join us in welcoming James!

 

Jason Bollinger has accepted a Client Computing position in FIS Technical Services.  He will join us as a Senior Systems Administrator effective June 11, 2014.

His responsibilities will focus on client systems administration, hosted virtual desktop management and support, hosted shared desktop management and support, configuration management, software packaging and deployment, and network printer administration.  Jason previously worked as a Systems Engineer at SynergIT Inc.  Jason has over 10 years of experience performing advanced systems administration, SCCM, scripting, VMware vSphere, and VMware View.  Jason’s experience and knowledge will be an asset to Client Computing.  Jason will be located at 1917 Cathedral of Learning and will report to Anthony DiGregorio.

Please join us in welcoming Jason!

brian_samecBrian Samec has accepted a Client Computing position in FIS Technical Services.  He will join us as a full-time Senior Systems Administrator effective January 27, 2014.  His responsibilities will focus on client systems administration, hosted virtual desktop management and support, hosted shared desktop management and support, configuration management, software packaging and deployment, and network printer administration.  Brian previously worked as a System Administrator III at Education Management Corporation, LLC.  Brian has over 13 years of experience performing advanced systems support, systems administration, and managing an Altiris environment to deploy software packages and Windows desktop images.  Brian’s experience and knowledge will be an asset to Client Computing.  Brian will be located at 1917 Cathedral of Learning and will report to Anthony DiGregorio.


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