Campus halts project to consolidate technology services

A project to reform information technology governance at UC Berkeley was halted in September after campus officials began integrating the project with the office of the campus’s chief information officer. The IT Governance project – originally part of the campus’s controversial cost-cutting initiative Operational Excellence – was put on hold
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Campus increases use of social media, online platforms for discussion

Due to the inflexibility of current UC Berkeley online discussion forums, campus instructors and administrators are increasingly turning to social media and other online platforms to better communicate with students. Most recently marked by the launch of a campus Facebook application, social media and other nontraditional platforms for discussion are
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Campus programmers hack out innovation at coding marathon

Seated at a table overrun with computers, cords and cables, UC Berkeley freshman Ryan Davis was enjoying an atypical weekend night on Friday. Although she was in the familiar company of friends, she had never been surrounded by so much technology or tapping of keys. Davis, an art practice major,
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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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Calmail crashes last multiple days

UC Berkeley’s campuswide email system crashed Friday afternoon and was inaccessible for over 50 hours, leaving tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff e-stranded as problems persisted into the week. The system, CalMail, went down Friday at 9:53 a.m. when a piece of system hardware failed, causing the entire
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