Black Friday: How It Played Out, An Eyewitness Account

by Alex Dault, NGSIS Program Assistant “If we make it to 9:10 am, we’ll be okay.” Miki Harmath utters these words at 8:54 AM, August 4th in the EASI war room. The room is lit up with projections of ACORN log-on stats and server usage. There is a box of untouched doughnuts and muffins on … Continue reading “Black Friday: How It Played Out, An Eyewitness Account”

NGSIS releases pilot application ‘Timetable Builder’ at UTSC

by Alex Dault, NGSIS Program Assistant “I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun. My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do.” These words are etched into the magical “time turner” featured in author J.K Rowling’s best selling children’s book Harry Potter and the … Continue reading “NGSIS releases pilot application ‘Timetable Builder’ at UTSC”

Future of IT at UofT: Business Analysis

Technological demands are changing at the University of Toronto (and, if you’ve been paying attention, have been changing for some time). Staff are being asked to take enormously complex systems (SAP, ROSI) and make them appear simple to users. The ease with which students and staff can interact with U of T’s technology systems (SAP, ROSI) needs … Continue reading “Future of IT at UofT: Business Analysis”

NGSIS shines at Excellence Through Innovation Program Awards

The Excellence Though Innovation Award program recognizes the contributions of administrative staff in advancing the University’s strategic objectives, encouraging administrative innovation and providing a platform for sharing best practices. This program is an excellent way to “identify and celebrate improved practices within every area of our work” and to let the employees know that their … Continue reading “NGSIS shines at Excellence Through Innovation Program Awards”

NGSIS shines at Excellence Through Innovation Program (ETIA) Awards

The Excellence Though Innovation Award program recognizes the contributions of administrative staff in advancing the University’s strategic objectives, encouraging administrative innovation and providing a platform for sharing best practices. This program is an excellent way to “identify and celebrate improved practices within every area of our work” and to let the employees know that their … Continue reading “NGSIS shines at Excellence Through Innovation Program (ETIA) Awards”

Changing of the Guard- Communicating ACORN to the University

In just a few short weeks, students at the University of Toronto will be introduced to ACORN, the Accessible Campus Online Resource Network. For students, ACORN will replace the existing ROSI Student Web Service (SWS). ACORN will provide a more convenient, personalized and guided experience for students using U of T’s online services. Given the … Continue reading “Changing of the Guard- Communicating ACORN to the University”

NGSIS Impact Report: Business Intelligence

In the Fall of 2014, program director Cathy Eberts commissioned the development of a report examining the strategic impact of the NGSIS Program at the University of Toronto. The intention of the report was primarily to collect anecdotal and statistical feedback from key stakeholders representing the five strategic areas (student life, student accounts, registration & curriculum … Continue reading “NGSIS Impact Report: Business Intelligence”