The past year has been unlike any year we have seen before, and while extremely challenging, I am grateful for the great things we have accomplished in 2020.

This rise in online activity also heightens the risk for scams and cyberattacks.

As I wrap up my third full month, I’m eager to share takeaways from what has been an eventful November in my first CIO blog entry.

Georgia Tech has launched its new strategic plan, which presents a shared vision for the next decade, leading with motto, “Progress and Service for All”.  

The CIO shares a message to students regarding technical challenges with registration services.

Daren Hubbard, vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer, has been asked to direct all activities related to the Institute’s Covid-19 infrastructure and technology.

In an effort to heighten the security of email accounts, the Office of Information Technology is preparing to remove basic authentication for student, faculty, and staff emails.

Phase 2 of the campaign is now underway and requires full compliance of all GT-owned off-campus and on-campus/on-network devices by December 18, 2020.

I am excited to take the reins as your new vice president of Information Technology and chief information officer (CIO) and I am grateful for the Institute’s warm welcome and confidence in me.

Apple is preparing to release its latest update, MacOS 11 “Big Sur”, for Mac users. While Apple has not provided an official release date, the new operating system will be released this fall.