IT Services is continuously working to improve the network services on campus. Our goal is to make it easier and more secure for students, faculty and staff to connect and use the network on campus. The network team was busy during the winter break, performing wireless, switch and firewall upgrades across campus.
After a significant amount of planning and preparation, the following buildings were upgraded to Cisco wireless service over the break:
In the Dining Commons, wireless service was added where it was not previously available. The SJSU wireless upgrade project has been completed and all buildings have new upgraded wireless.
The campus internet firewall was also upgraded from a 2Gbps firewall to a new state of the art Next Generation 40Gbps firewall. The new firewall has the speed and capacity to support campus growth for years to come. Lastly, all the network switches in the King Library and the Health building have been upgraded to new switches providing 1Gbps access on each port.
IT Services continues to tune and enhance the network to enable the most effective service based on usage and traffic patterns. If you are having trouble connecting to SJSU wired or wireless networks, or have any questions about network services, contact the IT Help Desk at 408-924-1530 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll help get you connected!
Information Technology Services has several Open Forum sessions scheduled over the next year to present campus wide IT project initiatives. These sessions include topics that inform the campus about SJSU IT activities and give users an opportunity to provide input on them. The schedule is listed below and in the SJSU Event Calendar.
ITS Open Forums
Thurs, Jan 17
Thurs, Mar 21
Thurs, May 16
Thurs, Aug 1
Thurs, Sept 19
Thurs, Nov 21
Implemented on August 31. Web conferencing including video, audio and computer interactions are available for all faculty and staff to host via the WebEx system.
Unified Communication System
A campus-wide Voice Over IP (VOIP) phone system implementation will begin in November.
Wireless Network Expansion
Increased coverage and density of our campus wireless network within campus buildings and Spartan Stadium is currently in progress.
Student email is switching to Google Apps Edu on November 13.
Campus Next Generation Network
End-to-end centralized management of all networking resources.
Next Generation Learning Spaces
Enhancing campus classrooms with state-of-the-art audio, visual and lecture capture technology. The first classroom (Clark Hall 118) is completed. More classrooms are planned for Spring 2013.
Enhanced Computing Resources
State-of-the-art integrated server, storage and network technology will enable high performing virtual servers.
Centralized content management software will integrate the content (text, image and video programming) flowing to digital LCD monitors across campus.