The Department of Information Technology is pursuing improvement of all user’s experiences while in the Nashua School District. One of our initiatives is to improve the overall wireless connectivity experience. Our first goal is to enhance the Guest Network. After the New Year, Guest wifi users will no longer need to authenticate using district credentials. Opening a browser on any
Points of Interest
· Guest Wifi
· Lock Time
· Data Storage
Winter break begins Dec. 22nd. Please lock all laptops chrombooks, iPads in their respective carts. Please leave computers on, but log off. Have a safe and restful break.
Our unoccupied computer lock time is reduced from two hours to 45 minutes. This policy has been implemented to protect sensitive student and staff data. If a computer is idle (no movement of mouse or keyboard, and no video playing), then the computer will lock after 45 minutes. To unlock, a user will simply type their
password and open to the same screen they were on before the computer locked. As a District, we are responsible to ensure personal identifiable information through Aspen/X2 or sensitive emails is secure. Locking when inactive also means the computer won’t be constantly running and will conserve power and extend the life of the computer.
Our department has had reports of users experiencing problems with broken thumb drives and external hard drives. Either the device doesn’t work anymore or the computer doesn’t recognize the drive anymore. This can leave the user feeling frustrated and helpless because their entire life’s work is often on these devices. To alleviate the pain and hassle of paying a small fortune for someone
to recover the data, we recommend storingyour documents, photos, videos, graduate school work, etc. to a cloud storage service like Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive. These services often give user quite a bit of storage for a free or low rate. Additionally, you can access to your data anywhere you log into a computer or on your phone. More often than not, you can just drag and drop any file to your cloud storage service provider of choice.