In the past, Owens has experienced IT outages that have left the college servers inaccessible. During these outages, we did not have a way to communicate these issues to our users. Because of this, we setup a remote site to host our emergency status updates. With the status.owens.edu page, we are able to broadcast outages over multiple social media platforms.
The status.owens.edu page lists IT scheduled maintenance and outages in chronological order, making it easy for students, faculty, and staff to view.
Each Status update shows the date and time the status was updated in the black bar at the top. Under the date and time, the status update will explain what system has been affected by the maintenance or outage .
The sidebar also has links back to the Owens Home Page, Ozone, Blackboard, Help Desk and the FAQ pages. Any routine maintenance will be listed in the last box in this section of the page.
The Tumblr link is located in the far right hand corner.
The right side of the status page contains links to the Owens IT System Status social media pages. We currently have IT System Status pages on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and RSS Feed.
Yes, you will still be able to check status.owens.edu if the website is down. The site is hosted remotely, allowing users to view status updates even during major IT outages.
In addition, we are able to broadcast outages over multiple social media platforms, even during the rare event of a major outage.