TECHNews

News from IT that isn't just for geeks

Author Archive

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 […]

Reminder: SAP & myOleMiss Upgrades Easter Weekend – Prepare to Test in QAS!

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by Deetra Wiley

April Upgrades for SAP PRD and myOleMiss Portal… The SAP production system and the myOleMiss portal upgrade dates are quickly approaching! Please be reminded that upgrade of these systems will take place during the Easter Weekend 2015 beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, continuing until Tuesday, April 7, at 8 a.m. Remember to […]

Students, Get Your Course Schedule and Materials in a Single View

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 by Deetra Wiley

Students, your course materials, schedule, and more are now available in a single view. Under the Student and New Student tabs, open the Course Registration folder using the “+” symbol. Then,  select My Schedule and Course Materials. My Schedule and Course Materials Features: View instructions from the professor for course materials, along with the schedule. […]

Major Upgrade Easter Weekend: SAP Production & myOleMiss Unavailable April 2-7, 2015

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Deetra Wiley

The SAP production system and the myOleMiss portal will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, due to a major upgrade. The system is scheduled to be unavailable until Tuesday, April 7, at 8 a.m. During this downtime, Office of Information Technology (IT) staff members will upgrade these systems to the required […]

Ole Miss Ranks #5 For Internet Upload Speed Among State Universities

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by Deetra Wiley

The University of Mississippi  (UM) appears in the “Top 5 for Upload Speed” when comparing  state flagship universities. A recent Huffington Post article records that UM’s network can sustain up to 22.7 Mbps of upload speed. The Office of Information Technology (IT), led by the Network Management group, continues to work diligently to enhance our campus network […]

Official Ole Miss App ~ Announcement of Survey Winners 2014

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by Deetra Wiley

In April, the University of Mississippi (UM) and Mercury Intermedia conducted a survey on the Official Ole Miss App  to gather input for future enhancements to the app. The survey was open to students, parents, employees, alumni, fans and other interested individuals who were age 18 or older. To be eligible to win, survey participants were required […]

Using the Hovering Technique to Identify Phishing Attacks

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 by Deetra Wiley

Have you ever received an email requesting your personal information or encouraging you to click on a link?  If so, such email could be a phishing attack – a criminally fraudulent attempt to trick, mislead, or persuade you into disclosing your personal information. Phishing may be in the form of a URL, pop-up, text message, […]

SAP & myOleMiss Unavailable for Unicode Upgrade

Posted on: November 21st, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

The SAP production system and the myOleMiss portal will be unavailable beginning at 6 a.m., Friday, December 20, 2013, in order to perform a Unicode upgrade on the SAP production system.  The systems are scheduled to be unavailable until 5 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013. (Note: The University of Mississippi will be closed for […]

UM Today: “UM Memo” Message Types Added

Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

The Office of Information Technology rolls out two additional UM Today message types:  UM Memo and UM Memo – Important.  Memorandum, another UM Message type, already existed in UM Today.  UM Memo Layout with UM letterhead Available to all users Can be used for general messages (intradepartmental communication, employee promotions, etc.) Appears near the bottom  […]

Important Reminder: Compliance with UM Accessibility of Technology Services Policy

Posted on: June 19th, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

Please be reminded that all UM Web content (websites and Web pages) must be in at least minimal compliance with the guidelines addressed in the  UM Accessibility of Technology Services Policy by September 1, 2013.  The goal of making technology accessible is to eliminate barriers to electronic material for all potential users, including those who […]