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Security Tip from the Matrix: There is no Free iPad

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by Deetra Wiley

As the fall semester begins, expect more emails disguised as free offers for computers, cures for back pain, amazing job opportunities, and even assistance from Microsoft’s Helpdesk.   It is safe to consider the majority of these unsolicited emails as phishing attempts, with the goal of enticing you to click on website links in order to […]

Degree Audit Academic Process Continues To Go Mainstream

Posted on: August 13th, 2015 by TERRIE THOMPSON

Degree Audit has become a mainstream tool that all Schools and Colleges use and is now an integral part of the undergraduate graduation process. We are happy to report that we had 100% compliance for May graduation with the exception of Pharmacy and Law, which recently came online. We expect all undergraduate degrees to be […]

Attention Students! Top 10 Technology Tips

Posted on: August 5th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing for new and returning students. Below are some of the key technology topics; please take a moment to get up to speed. Protect your WebID.   Your UM WebID is used to access many University systems and services mentioned below.  Please treat it like your […]

Technology Reminders: UM Box, WiFi, and Vault

Posted on: August 4th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

We know you are busy. Please take a moment to review these brief and useful technology tips. Box In very simple terms, UM Box is an alternative to your USB drive.  You get 15 GB of storage by default and automatic document versioning.  Do you need more than 15 GB?  Just ask for more.  In addition, […]

Course Favorites and Bookings Application Now Available

Posted on: July 16th, 2015 by TERRIE THOMPSON

We are pleased to announce the release of a new application in myOleMiss that will help with event planning. The Course Favorites and Bookings application will aid in identifying course popularity and demand based on data collected from previous semesters. The app presents a graph of students interested in taking a course and how many […]

Recent Changes in Placing Institutional Orders for Apple Equipment

Posted on: July 13th, 2015 by Penny Rice

Besides University procurement policies, all Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi are required to follow the technology procurement policies set by the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS). Recently, ITS changed how Apple equipment should be purchased. In short, rather than following the sole source procurement guidelines, as of July 1, Apple branded products […]

My First Experiences with Windows 10

Posted on: July 6th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

I am already a fan of Windows 10. In June, I decided to install Windows 10 on a non-critical machine, so I downloaded a copy of Windows 10 Pro for free from the original source, the Windows Insider Program. The Insider Program requires a Microsoft account and some patience, since the program intentionally releases software before the consumer […]

Avoid the Burn: Practical Security Advice to Protect You and Your Computer during the Summer

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

In IT, we frequently answer questions concerning online security topics like email phishing scams attempting to steal your passwords, computer viruses and even sophisticated denial of service attacks. We must remember that the physical security of computers, tablets, and phones also remains a major concern. Recently, an individual attempted to gain access to a vital […]

What is eduroam?

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by Mike Hall

Information about the eduroam network implementation at the University of Mississippi