It's never been easier to share files while also keeping them secure at UB. ImageNow by Perceptive Software, UB’s document management system, is in the early stages of being rolled out to store files digitally on campus.
Initially rolled out for limited use in 2009, ImageNow offers a streamlined, eco-friendly way to store and manage documents. It’s designed to digitally transform many of university processes that previously involved a cumbersome paper trail. Staff can scan their documents and organize them into an online filing cabinet, allowing a significant reduction in the space and paper required to keep concise records.
This software was instrumental in streamlining the awards process for the Financial Aid department and enables the UB School of Dental Medicine to store over 35,000 student transcripts. According to Jim Gorman, Manager of Application Development with Enterprise Application Services (EAS), there won’t be any lack of places for ImageNow to benefit the campus. Jim added, “The university has countless opportunities for utilizing this technology.”
UB's Undergraduate Admissions department, which handles thousands of documents from each year’s incoming freshman, also recently transitioned to ImageNow. The hope is that other departments will begin seeing a change in their processes and filing systems soon.
UB Mobile now offers even more helpful features, including a full, easy to use search of UB websites. Quick links to UBlearns and MyUB are also now available.
Using a touch screen phone? You’ll notice a new landscape mode whenever the screen is tilted horizontally. In addition, campus maps now have improved detection of your GPS location. Visit the iTunes App Store or Google Play to download UB Mobile.
As of September 23, 2013, UB’s Wi-Fi system hit a peak, surpassing 18,000 simultaneous sessions, while wireless access points (WAPS) haven't increased much at all. Take a look at the chart above to see how the numbers have grown.
Computing and Information Technology at UB is more than 40 years old. Here’s a look back at the Interface newsletter from February 1990. (Please note: this PDF file includes perturbations natural to the duplication process at the time.)