Craig Fowler

Welcome to DoIT News

From updates on major projects and initiatives to the professional and educational achievements of our staff, our goal is to keep you informed on how we’re working to better serve you today and in the future. We welcome your feedback. If you have a question, comment or suggestion, please contact us.

CIO Craig A. Fowler

IT Service of the Month: Software Adoption Review

This service provides WCU Faculty and Staff with consultative support in the purchasing and/or acquisition of software to be used by WCU faculty, staff, or students on WCU-owned computers. This service is provided to enable compliance with University Policy 119. Requestors will be provided with recommendations for best-practice approach to the adoption of the proposed […]

Information Security Awareness Training: Guard Your Privacy Online

Use long and complex passwords or passphrases. These are often the first line of defense in protecting an online account. The length and complexity of your passwords can provide an extra level of protection for your personal information. What is the Password Policy detailed in the IT Division Policies and Standards? Go stealth when browsing. […]

Coming Soon: Microsoft Office 2016

The Division of IT (DoIT) has a project underway to test Microsoft Office 2016.  Once testing is complete, our projection is to make Office 2016 available to current and newly purchased  WCU-owned Dell/Apple faculty and staff computers during the Spring 2016 semester.  We then plan to transition IT-supported classrooms and Open Access Student Labs by […]

Coming Soon: OS X El Capitan

Apple released the new operating system, El Capitan (v. 10.11) commercially on September 30, 2015. The Division of IT (DoIT) is currently evaluating WCU core systems and services for compatibility with El Capitan (v. 10.11).  Once the new operating system has been tested and approved for integration with our enterprise environment, a planned migration of […]

Coming Soon: Windows 10

Microsoft commercially released Windows 10 on July 29, 2015. The Division of IT (DoIT) has a project underway to test the new Windows 10 operating system.  Once testing is complete, our projection is to begin deployment to WCU-owned faculty and staff computers during the spring 2016 semester.  We then plan to transition IT-supported classrooms and […]