JacobWilsonOpEd

bMail: Berkeley’s B-minus idea

Using private vendors for Web services creates privacy issues

Should you care that the university outsourced student and faculty email service to Google? Perhaps you should not. Vendors can provide many services to campus efficiently, perhaps even better than our own employees can. CalMail appeared to be one of those poorly performing campus services best handled by a vendor.
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7 reasons you haven’t switched to bMail

We know many Cal students have not transferred to the new bMail server yet. Even though there is a message on your CalMail home screen that reminds you to “start using bMail now!,” many of you ignore it. We think it’s better if you do move your mail, but here
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Online Summer Classes

Campus will begin switch to Google email and calendar applications in July

UC Berkeley’s transition from CalMail to new Google email and calendar applications is now underway, with orientations to assist users in migration to the new platforms beginning next week. Lyle Nevels, campus interim associate vice chancellor for Information Technology and chief information officer, revealed the scheduled rollout for the Google
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WarnMe emergency alerts will become opt-out

A UC Berkeley notification service created four years ago that electronically alerts the campus community to emergencies will automatically  link to CalMail beginning Friday. The WarnMe emergency alert service was an opt-in system when it was introduced in 2008, but now everyone with access to CalMail will be enrolled unless
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Winter break news in review

The Daily Californian stopped publishing in print after classes ended Dec. 2. until the spring semester classes started Jan. 17.  Aggregated below is some of our coverage of the news that occurred in that time period. Click on the titles to read the full stories and browse through the news section
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UC Berkeley email system to switch from CalMail to Google

UC Berkeley staff, students and administrators will switch from CalMail to Google email services over the course of the next year, according to campus officials. The decision to make Google Apps for Education the new campus email and calendar system comes as part of Operational Excellence — a campus cost-cutting initiative looking to
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