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Computing takes on full slate of improvements for 2017

From Fermilab Today, Jan. 27, 2017

Jon Bakken

Jon Bakken, Head of CCD

Most folks know that Core Computing Division (CCD) spends most of its time keeping its many services operating smoothly so our scientific and business colleagues can get their work done. However, another part of CCD’s strategic goals is to “transform and modernize scientific and business systems to improve our users’ experience, both at the lab and remotely.” Today, I want to discuss the latter and explain what CCD will be doing this year to benefit you.

We are transitioning our audio/web/video conferencing service from ReadyTalk to Zoom between Feb. 1 and March 17. Based on a pilot program, we believe Zoom will provide a more intuitive, user-friendly interface and reduce our overall conferencing service costs. A side benefit is that videoconferencing is included with Zoom — at no additional cost — something many have been asking for. Current ReadyTalk users will receive email in coming days with additional information.

We are preparing to deploy a new version of the Fermilab Time and Labor system in May. The new version will include a Kronos mobile app, available on Android and Apple devices, that has full functionality for entering and approving timecards.

Read the full article in Fermilab Today.

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