Monthly Archives: May 2013

Student Research Week

Aggie students do great real-world research.  Student Research Week (SRW) showcases some of this outstanding work with competition and special speakers.  In its 15th year, this annual endeavor is a collaborative effort between academic and Student Affairs offices.  But managing 1185 competitors, judges and event volunteers also requires having IT as a strategic partner.  This [...]

By | May 31st, 2013|Stories|0 Comments

Housing Assignments

How do you assign more than 7750 students into less than 7450 residential spaces? That question gets much more complicated when you have to consider each student’s application date, gender, age, eligibility for participation in residential living learning communities, and preferences for roommate and room price.  That’s the kind of challenge Residence Life has been [...]

By | May 30th, 2013|Stories|0 Comments

The Mobile Strategy “Gold Standard”

When the Mobile Strategy Task Force at the University of Texas issued their recommendations last December, they compared themselves with 30 peer institutions.  They placed themselves in the bottom three of existing commitment to mobile support.  They rated Texas A&M in the top three and featured A&M’s home page as one of two examples of [...]

By | May 29th, 2013|Stories|0 Comments

Are your IT needs “unique”?

I had to chuckle as I read this cartoon from Tony Dunn's blog RedesignLand.   View the Whole Cartoon Heheheh.  

By | May 28th, 2013|Stories|0 Comments

Tablet Shoot Out

Over the last year, DoIT staff have been testing a variety of tablet devices for ease of use and functionality. Among the devices we have actively tested are the iPad2, iPad mini, HP Envy, HP Elite 900, and Lenovo ThinkPad 2 Tablet. iPad Types The Apple group of products is very popular, very easy to [...]

By | May 24th, 2013|Stories|0 Comments