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Google Drive File Stream

February 12th, 2020 Comments off

Google Drive File Stream: We’ve recently had a great addition to our Google for Education services: Google Drive File Stream.
Like many good things around here, this was brought to our attention by one of our students.
Google Drive File Stream, once installed on your Windows PC or Mac, will mount your Illinois Tech Google Drive as a local drive on your system. You can treat it just like any other drive; in Windows it even has a drive letter. And it’s fast. You get two directories on the drive: your own Google Drive and your Shared Drives (what used to he called Team Drives). Log onto your Illinois Tech Google account and go to to download the app and get started. First uninstall the Google Drive application or Google Drive Backup and Sync app if you have either installed. For some reason the text in the installation app on both PCs we installed it on appeared as gibberish, but you might want to use the command-line installer anyway. Open a command line in your download directory, and run “ GoogleDriveFSSetup --silent --desktop_shortcut --gsuite_shortcuts=false “. There is a daily limit of 750 GB of file transfer but this just means you can’t upload your terabyte hard drive all in one day. A HUGE workflow enhancer; enjoy!

NIST Big Data interoperability Framework

February 12th, 2020 Comments off

Most of us are familiar with the huge quantity of cybersecurity publications from the National Institute for Standards and Technology, but they have a standardization role that reaches far beyond security. A prime example that many of us might find useful is the NIST Big Data interoperability Framework (NBDIF). Built as a vendor-neutral, technology- and infrastructure-independent ecosystem; it can enable Big Data stakeholders (e.g. data scientists, researchers, etc.) to utilize the best available analytics tools to process and derive knowledge through the use of standard interfaces between swappable architectural components. It is a series of 10 NIST Special Publications:

NBDIF V3.0 Final Version

  1. NIST SP 1500-1r2  -- Volume 1: Definitions
2. NIST SP 1500-2r2  -- Volume 2: Taxonomies
3. NIST SP 1500-3r2  -- Volume 3: Use Case & Requirements
4. NIST SP 1500-4r2  -- Volume 4: Security and Privacy
5. NIST SP 1500-5    -- Volume 5: Architectures White Paper Survey
6. NIST SP 1500-6r2  -- Volume 6: Reference Architecture
7. NIST SP 1500-7r2  -- Volume 7: Standards Roadmap
8. NIST SP 1500-9r1  -- Volume 8: Reference Architecture Interface
9. NIST SP 1500-10r1 -- Volume 9: Modernization and Adoption

All found at And as always with everything from NIST (since our tax dollars paid for this), it’s free.

ITM’s Jeremy Hajek selected by Verizon to be a panelist for “Verizon Internet of Things – Smart Seminars – Smart Cities” seminar

June 16th, 2015 Comments off

During this interactive seminar, Verizon Smart Cities specialists and strategic solutions providers demonstrated how the “Internet of Things” can make a positive impact on the future of Chicago and its surrounding communities to increase economic growth through sustainability, enhance safety and security, and improve operational efficiencies.

Industry Associate Professor Jeremy Hajek joined an exciting line-up of local guests and speakers for a panel discussion. Included on the panel:

Daniel Burrus
Futurist, Technology Strategist, and Trends Forecaster, and New York Times bestselling author

Michael Jasso
Bureau Chief of Economic Development, Cook County

Simona Rollinson
CIO, Bureau of Technology, Cook County

Learn more about Professor Hajek’s participation in the Verizon Internet of Things – Smart Seminars – Smart Cities

Jeremy Hajek interviewed by DNAinfo Chicago

February 5th, 2015 Comments off

Jeremy Hajek, Industry Associate Professor of Information Technology and Management, is interviewed about the damaging impact of the winter weather on your smartphone in an article in DNAinfo Chicago.
More about Jeremy’s interview

ITM Professor Louis McHugh Interviewed for Channel 2 News

January 15th, 2015 Comments off

CBS Chicago Channel 2 News (WBBM) interviewed ITM Professor Louis McHugh for a story “ATM App Is Convenient, But Is It Secure?” about the security of ATM applications for mobile devices.

See the video