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ITS Weekly - 21 October 2016

Headline of the Week: Internet - Hacking, Phishing, Exploiting, and DDoS
The pace has quickened the last couple weeks. We are in the heart of the fall academic cycle - an especially busy time keeping systems and solutions up and running when any issues can impact our primary teaching and learning mission.

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ITS Weekly - 23 September 2016

Headline of the Week:  Decorah - Smart City
The Decorah Municipal Communications Board held its third meeting this week. A primary agenda item was a presentation by a representative from
HR Green. The purpose of the presentation, as well as others that will come in subsequent meetings, is to prepare the board for working through the feasibility of Decorah creating a communications utility.

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ITS Weekly - 16 September 2016

Headline of the Week:  More Bandwidth is In the Pipeline
This past Thursday Decorah Metronet (DMN) board decided to contract for a new Internet connection. This new connection will be a 10Gbps interface. Over that one interface we will double our Internet capacity to 2Gbps with option to use the full 10Gbps (for a price) should we need it.

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ITS Weekly - 2 September 2016

Headline of the Week: Update on Minerva - The Project to Reinvent the Liberal Arts College
Two years ago
Minerva came onto the radar. Last year we shared information from an extensive article in The Atlantic that provided much more first-hand information about how this new model was initially going to work. This week we received another update from FastCompany.  Minerva now has rising Juniors and it will be interesting in another couple years to learn more about how that first cohort fared.

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ITS Weekly - 26 August 2016

Headline of the Week: Thank You for Summer’s Preparation for a New Academic Year
I am frequently asked by colleagues outside of higher education, “So, do things slow down a bit in the summer for you?” The rhythm is surely different. However, my response is, “No, summer is when all the big moves and changes can occur.” That was indeed the case this summer.

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