Director, Computing and Communications Services
350 Victoria St.
Office: LIB-B-99 (Library Building)
Phone: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6835
Computing and Communications Services (CCS) is Ryerson's central IT organization. We do everything from voice and data communications, through to supporting Ryerson's learning management system, computer labs, application support, Web application development, streaming media services, presentation technology enabled classrooms, and much more. Check out CCS's Web site. We are also happy to work with other IT providers on campus. We provide identity management services, server hosting, storage services, systems integration, and of course security and network resources to other departments. We're happy to collaborate on projects and to help develop IT solutions and services in partnership with the Ryerson community.
Recently I have been working with the Advisory Committee on Academic Computing regarding the future of E-mail and collaboration systems at Ryerson. Information on the ACAC/CCS consultation process is available here:
I recommend you have a look and contribute to the conversation.
I have a strong interest in customer service and in making CCS as agile and open as possible. In the Fall 2010 term, CCS started posting notices of system problems and outages on a new blog: http://servicealerts.blog.ryerson.ca/ that you can also follow on twitter: http://twitter.com/ccsalerts. We plan to make more information available to you regarding service quality and status and to create a complete catalog of our services. Please feel free to contact me directly about anything to do with Information Technology at Ryerson. You can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at extension 6835. If you're curious you can also follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bdlesser.
My background is in Photographic Technology and Imaging and Information Systems. Before working at Ryerson I worked in the National Archives' Photograph Conservation Lab and the Xerox Research Centre of Canada's Thin Film Science Lab.
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