Magazine article University Business

St. Cloud State Keeps Up the Pressure

Magazine article University Business

St. Cloud State Keeps Up the Pressure

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The pace of technology on college and university campuses is by any standard remarkable, but users' expectations continue to push the tech limits to even higher levels of efficiency and sophistication--almost all of it behind the scenes. "Most of what is going on at campuses is transparent to students and faculty," says St. Cloud State University (MN) Director of IT Services Phil Thorson.

In fact, Thorson anticipates student, faculty and administration pressures for high tech solutions. But since the completion of an enterprise-wide upgrade with an integrated solution of HP StorageWorks and ProLiant servers, frustrations have eased.

The most recent successful application is SCSU'S Campus Desktop which allows a student to log on to any computer that supports Campus Desktop and have their personal desktop contents, personal application settings, access to the Outlook email program, and automatic access to a campus-wide network personal file space and Web space.

"The goal is to provide students with a collection of services available through a roaming profile process," he says, "that allows students to move from computer to computer and have personal settings applied, retain personal browser favorites and bookmarks, spell-check dictionaries, layout-window placements, customized menus, and commands. …

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