On January 31, 2014, all benefits-eligible faculty and staff will be required to enroll any iOS or Android device accessing Stanford email or calendar in Stanford’s MDM program. This includes Stanford-provided devices, devices which receive a stipend, and personally owned devices. Are you ready? This session talked about Stanford’s MDM program.
While most personal computers on campus are password-protected, only a few of us configure our mobile phones with a password or PIN to protect it against unauthorized use. And, since mobile devices are easily (and frequently) misplaced, the potential for unauthorized access increases.
For more information, please visit https://itservices.stanford.edu/service/mobiledevice/management.
The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) is an interdisciplinary group that advances research and education in the automotive realm. It is organized as an industry affiliates program, bringing together students and researchers from many different departments. There are currently 20 industry affiliates.
The main interest is how the automobile is undergoing dramatic change, while it has been around for well over 100 years. Due to recent technologies, the powertrain is becoming more electrified, the driving tasks are becoming more automated, the vehicle itself is becoming more connected to other vehicles and common infrastructures, and carsharing programs are being promoted as the new way to drive.
This talk visited the different fields of innovation for automobiles, discussed what will become reality soon and what is a far-out vision, and gave an overview of how Stanford brings together industry and academia to radically re-envision the way we drive.
For more information, please visit: http://me.stanford.edu/groups/design/automotive.
This session focused on how to use Mailman to create and manage a mailing list at Stanford. A feature-packed mailing list service, Mailman includes moderated lists, list archiving, and an integrated web interface.
The Tech Briefing covered:
the basics of setting up and using a distribution list through Mailman
how to configure a distribution list using the basic options
all of the advanced “full administrative interface” choices
The Stanford Sites Jumpstart service provides a way to quickly create a simple, elegant, and cost-effective website that requires little technical expertise to support. This session provided a tour of this exciting new Drupal-based tool, which is provided at a well-below market rate by Stanford Web Services.
Features covered include:
- the simple editing interface
- quick integration with Social Media
- a mobile-responsive design that works great on desktops and phones
- a very fast site-build turnaround time
- a surprisingly small price tag
These days, most emails aren’t plain text anymore. In fact, most newsletters look like webpages delivered directly to your inbox.
In this session, Don Cameron and Brian Young of IT Services covered the basics of HTML newsletters, providing an overview of popular email newsletter services. They also showed how you can create the newsletter yourself!
Did you know that Stanford now has multiple online systems for supporting document and video accessibility?
During this session, Sean Keegan from the Office of Accessible Education discussed how you can use the Stanford Captioning System to obtain a text transcript as well as time-stamped files to include into your videos as captioning.
The SCRIBE platform, and how it is available to assist you in transforming files into alternate (and accessible!) formats was also discussed. SCRIBE supports the conversion to popular mobile device formats, including ePub, Kindle (mobi), DAISY, and MP3 using high-quality voices.
Big data is the buzz of 2013. This Tech Briefing explains how this is different than just hoarding a lot of data by looking at the problems that big data is purportedly solving, and surveying the rise of the technologies that are powering big data projects today.
This Tech Briefing put big data in the context of marketing, providing examples from retail, financial services, and investment verticals.
What would happen if you left your iPhone in a taxi in London? What do you need to do to prepare to travel to China? Is it safe to use wi-fi while traveling?
This Tech Briefing covered the basics of international travel data security for high risk and lower risk countries. Learn what tools are available to you to travel safely and how to prepare your computer and mobile phone for travel. During the presentation, Ammy and Mark showed off one of the new Travel iPad Kits, providing information about how to get one for upcoming travel.