ITS Takes National Award

Friday, July 23 2010

The honors for innovation keep rolling in for the University’s classroom support group in Information Technology Services.

The ITS group was one of 11 winners of a Campus Technology Innovators award, announced in Campus Technology magazine; they were selected from among 484 nominations from higher education institutions around the globe. The group earned honors for streamlining the functions for operating the technology in the university’s 70 high-end, technology-enhanced classrooms. In addition, the group added a state-of-the-art monitoring system to keep tabs on the status of each room and each piece of equipment.

Last year, the classroom support group earned more recognition for this project. In 2009, the team earned a regional award from the Norwest Academic Computing Consortium and a State of Idaho Technology award. The award was presented this week in Boston.

In addition, the University’s Computer Security Awareness Symposium has earned the 2010 Information Technology Resource Management Council Award for Securing Digital Government. The award was presented last month by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter during a ceremony in Boise and accepted by Mitch Parks, desktop security analyst, on behalf of the entire ITS team. The annual cybersecurity symposium takes place each October and is scheduled for Oct. 7.