Category Archives: CTS

‘Operation Red, White & Blue’ hits CTS

Core Technology Services brings the holiday spirit – and some snacks – to service members   ‘Tis the season to be generous, and Core Technology Services staff has embraced that spirit. For the seventh year running, a team effort has put together numerous care packages for service members. CTS Business Analyst Angela O’Leary organizes the… Read More »

Department of Homeland Security Convenes Pilot Leadership Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with North Dakota University System (NDUS) and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), convened a pilot Leadership Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (LTTX) on Feb. 7, 2018, in Bismarck, North Dakota. The event brought together the presidents and senior level staff of 11… Read More »

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CTS team awarded

Five Core Technology Services personnel were recently honored for their work across the North Dakota University System. Janna Kruckenberg, Sara Narveson, Ericka Westphal, Erica White and Amanda Kuzel received the Inspire 2017 award at an annual conference held by Kofax in Nashville, Tennessee. The award came after the team was nominated for using Perceptive Content… Read More »

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Safety and security, across the Board

Security procedures, capital project needs detailed at May meeting   Keeping systemwide infrastructure and digital assets secure kept the attention of members of the State Board of Higher Education this month during the governing body’s monthly meeting. In addition to hearing updates on how the system’s digital security needs were being met, the Board also… Read More »

CTS: Don’t get hooked by ‘phishers’

Core Technology Services advises university system users to watch out for email scams   Some recent hacking attempts directed toward North Dakota University System email accounts have Core Technology Services leadership reminding users to remain vigilant. Attempts to lure users to click on links in emails or offer personal or work information through falsified emails… Read More »

IVN Usage remains strong

Effort helps increase shared services   The North Dakota Interactive Video Network started out with four sites and a few classes back in 1989. It didn’t take long before IVN grew to become an essential campus tool for the delivery of courses and degree programs to students geographically displaced from the host institution. And while… Read More »

Tegrity brings lectures to students

A content capture system is making information more available than ever throughout the North Dakota University System.   The system, called Tegrity, is giving students throughout the 11 colleges and universities in the NDUS access to lectures and other recorded content, taking them well beyond the traditional classroom walls. Patti Heisler, assistant director of Training… Read More »

NDUS students get access to ‘Read&Write’

After some testing took place at a few college and university campuses throughout North Dakota, a new support software option has been made available to all campuses within the university system. Core Technology Services implemented the roll-out of the Read&Write software to coincide with the start of the Fall 2015 semester for the system’s more… Read More »

CTS aims for exponential management with P3/M

Planning, Procurement and Project Management helps standardization process In an effort to create a smoother, more efficient and ultimately cost effective experience for all stakeholders, North Dakota University System has put in place numerous projects in the past year to ensure the most standardized system possible. With many projects falling into the realm of Core… Read More »

Defensive Driving Course offered online

A long-sought online defensive driving course is now up and running after months of work at implementing the service. The course is required by the North Dakota State Fleet Services Policy manual for anyone who operates fleet vehicles on a monthly basis or more. Those who do must take the Department of Transportation-required Defensive Driving… Read More »

CTS talks digital, physical needs

Members of the State Board of Higher Education got a glimpse into the networked world of physical and digital infrastructure last week during an in-depth presentation from Core Technology Services leadership. Deputy CIO Darin King and IT Security Officer Brad Miller provided details on CTS’ plans moving forward. King touched on organizational changes, procedures and… Read More »