Steve MillsBy Steve Mills, Systems Administrator

It is spring time and many people like to open the windows and clear out the closets to get all that stuffy winter air out of the house. Well, we’d like to do that to the network in preparation for our upgrades this late spring and summer. We will be upgrading the e-mail system and moving shared drives to a larger storage array this summer and that means we need to move all the data. We would love to have your help in making this easier for us. Please take a look at your e-mail folders and your network folders to see what can be deleted or archived to other long term storage. If you need help with archiving e-mail or moving network files to long term storage please give us a call and we’d be glad to help.

We’ll also be working again with computer remarketing to recycle old equipment. They have been able to work with us to keep costs to a minimum on removing old electronic equipment from the college. If you have older equipment sitting around please let us know so we can get it in on the next clean-out day.

We will also be rotating more computers so if you are running an older computer such as a White Reason computer or maybe an older silver gateway send us a note about a possible upgrade as we rotate out a couple labs. We also might have some flat panel monitors coming out of the labs, so if you still have a large CRT monitor eating up space in you work area let us know and we’ll see what we can do to free up some space and save energy with a slim LCD monitor.

Finally, we do ask that you get any software requests in for summer and fall as soon as you can. It can take time to work out any software conflicts in labs and to send that image out to all the computers. It will add even more time to the request if we have to order new versions of the software. Summer sessions are busy and our maintenance time is tight in working around classes so please help us out by submitting your requests to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as soon as you can.