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Protecting Sensitive Data

Posted on: March 29th, 2016 by itsecurity

Information security is an evolving challenge. This responsibility is shared by all UM employees, students, vendors, and everyone else who contributes to our academic community. Consider for a moment the illustration shown on the explosion of digital information. This exponential growth is being driven by an increasing number of intelligent connected devices. Inevitably, this trend will also continue making […]

Saving Bandwidth at Home

Posted on: November 13th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

For those of us living outside the city limits, DSL or cable service for Internet access may not be an option. However, there are alternatives offered over satellite or other cellular networks, although these Internet services typically have monthly bandwidth limits. So, what can you do to stay within those limits? Here are a few […]

What is eduroam?

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by itsecurity

eduroam (education roaming) is the secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community. It provides per-user, per-session encrypted network access for visitors from participating institutions, without the need to gain guest credentials on arrival to an eduroam enabled location. The connectivity is instantaneous and the infrastructure is authenticated by the […]

Attention Gamers: Access to Destiny’s Servers is Enabled

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Recently, the IT Helpdesk received multiple calls regarding a new console game, Destiny, developed by Bungie.   To the game enthusiast, Destiny promises to be a great Sci-Fi shooter game on the scale that rivals top massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. Gaming on UM Networks Destiny’s servers were inaccessible from UM networks because of a design […]

Get up to Speed on the IT Enhancements over the Summer

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing  for new and returning faculty and students. Below are some of the important changes we made during the summer along with links to common websites and informative TECHNews articles. SAP Grants Management To provide enhanced oversight of research funding, the University implemented an additional […]

Ole Miss Ranks #5 for Internet Upload Speeds

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by Deetra Wiley

The University of Mississippi was ranked in the Top 5 for Internet upload speeds among state flagship universities. The summary of this nationwide survey can be seen in this Huffington Post article. Upload speeds are essential for fast services. This measurement plays a major factor in network response – a critical component necessary to allow cloud applications, user services, and […]