It’s our pleasure to welcome four new staff members to CIT. In January, Tim Busch and Kyle Anderson joined Enterprise Application Services (EAS). Craig Carson and Tim Knab also started with Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS) in February.
Kyle recently transitioned from the UB School of Engineering; he’s been working with UB since he was a student and also obtained his MBA here. Kyle’s role as an Application Developer is focused on the PeopleSoft system, providing support for UB student records. Away from UB, he enjoys hiking and walks. “I’m enjoying meeting new people in EAS,” Kyle said. “There’s a broad range of talent here and always more to learn.”
Tim Busch joins UB after working 12 years working for Health Care Technologies, where he did contract work for Blue Cross/Blue Shield throughout the U.S. “I graduated from UB and wanted to be part of a more stable environment,” Tim said. “I heard about the Application Developer opening through a friend who also works for EAS.” Tim is the newest member of the support team for Maximo, an asset management system used by the UB Facilities team.
Craig is EIS’ newest Client Technologies Technician. He previously provided Desktop Support for a medical company and taught at a middle school. Outside of UB, he enjoys the arts: music, playing guitar, drums, harmonica, and singing. “I love the atmosphere at UB,” Craig said. “I came to UB for my Master’s degree and previously had an internship here doing tech support.”
Tim Knab is hardly a stranger to UB, joining CIT as a Senior Systems Administrator after working for University Life and Services since 2003. He graduated from UB just three years earlier and gained experience with Univera Healthcare in between. "I came to CIT because I knew that it would be a great opportunity to grow technically and professionally," Tim said. In his spare time, he keeps busy playing basketball, softball, and touch football. Tim also enjoys playing with his kids and going for walks with his family.
“The diverse experience and perspectives of CIT staff enhances partnerships with our UB colleagues,” said Susan Huston, Director of Enterprise Application Services. “Having a broad range of talent allows us to deliver innovative and effective solutions to the entire University community.”
VITEC Solutions services both personal and department-owned computers and iProduct devices; visit their drop-off depot in the Lockwood 2nd Floor Cybrary or call 800-333-1075. You can also request office pick-up for UB-owned equipment.
iPhone usage by students is up in every UB school. Students in the School of Nursing reported the biggest increase this year- their iPhone usage jumped from 18.6% in 2011 to 45.9% in 2012. Verizon Wireless is currently the carrier of choice of students at UB, with 39% using their service.
In 2012, more students reported connecting to Wi-Fi through UB Secure. 74% reported securely connecting vs. 67% in 2011.
Computing and Information Technology at UB is more than 40 years old. Here’s a look back at the Interface newsletter from March 1980. (Please note: this PDF file includes perturbations natural to the duplication process at the time.)