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posted Jan 23, 2017, 3:58 PM by Ken Gribble   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 2:16 PM ]

In the early months of 2017 the Systems Support Group (SSG) will collect information on all CS assets. This includes all devices purchased by CS that can connect to a network. 

For all systems running the Windows or Mac OS, the SSG would like to install BigFix software. BigFix will deliver information regularly and accurately to our Asset Management Software.

If you have a Linux system or do not want us to install BigFix then we will collect the following information manually:

  • Serial Numbers
  • PI or Owner Name
  • PI or Owner Phone Number
  • PI or Owner Email
  • MAC Address
  • OS
  • NAM
  • Room number
  • Where your work data is stored
  • Backup Solution used

We will be using student staff to collect this information -- they will be contacting you soon to coordinate a meeting to discuss installing BigFix and tracking all CS assets you or your team is using.

If you have any questions or comments please email

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

For more information about BigFix:
Official hallway announcement: 
Official email announcement: