Technology/Communications

News

News Relevant to This Committee’s Area of Responsibility.

Internal Technology Policies

Policy Governing the Collington Residents Private Listserve
Policy Governing Resident Association Public Website

Committee Chair:  

Dennis Evans, Tech-Comm Committee Chair; Apt#254 phone-5062; DennisCharlesEvans@gmail.com

Regular Monthly Meetings: 2nd Tues 9:30a Board Room

Mission Statement:

o  The Tech-Comm Committee has the responsibility for the operation of the “CollingtonResidents.org” website. (This is the only fiscal responsibility)

The WordPress hosting site was paid on 6/11/2018, active until September 1, 2019.

The Domain Name “CollingtonResidents.org” was renewed on 6/12/2018, for three years, until July 21, 2021.

o  Tech-Comm Committee members operate three Google Groups:

  • Collington-Discussion (All Collington Residents welcome and solicited)
  • Collington-Tech (Tech-Comm members & interested parties)
  • CollingtonWebGroup (Web Group members)

Google Groups can be established by anyone following the Google guidelines.

They are free of charge and have no expiration dates that must be renewed.

o  The Tech-Comm Committee coordinates the operation of the Collington Computer Clinic. Desktops, Laptops, Notebooks, Tablets, Smartphones (PC, Apple, Android, Other)

o The Tech-Comm Committee provides support to groups needing technical assistance

    • Low Vision Support Group
    • Oral History Group for 30th Anniversary
    • The Tech-Comm Committee considers ways to help other groups with technical problems/solution
    • “Artificial Intelligence” – Virtual Assistants (HIPPA considerations)
    • “Recording device present”

The Tech-Comm Committee continues review of communication procedures (messages and non-technology aspects)

Priority tasks for 2018-2019

Continue main tasks.

Oral History Tech Support will be phased out as the task is completed.

Clear Plans and Goals need to be defined for all Tech-Comm activities of interest.

Address more Wi-Fi support problems: connectivity; old resident equipment and software; printer networking (printing on the wrong printers); VOIP phones on Wi-Fi networks.

Consider conducting some computer training classes (problem is limited number of students)

Consider recommendations for exterior lighting (LED, cost, architecture, night sky pollution)

Staff Liaisons

Rob Reigle & Brian Stanton