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New ATS Menu

Posted on: September 14th, 2017 by Drew Chiles

New ATS Menu Accessibility & Technology Solutions is your faculty and staff resource for accessibility concerns.  This week, we have updated our website to include a more accessible mobile menu.  If you have ever wondered what distinguishes accessible websites, visit the ATS site and try it out.  You can use the site whether you use […]

Seeing AI

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 by Drew Chiles

Seeing AI Computers, the internet, and smartphones have changed the way each of us live our lives.  For people who are blind or have low vision these changes have been a double-edged sword.  The information and communication that is central to the rise of this technology benefits people regardless of their physical abilities.  They are, […]

Email Encryption in Office 365

Posted on: August 10th, 2017 by itsecurity

The UM Office of Information Technology is now providing an email encryption service. This is available to everyone with an @olemiss.edu email address. Email, even when encrypted, is not an appropriate medium for transmitting many types of data. Any data protected by FERPA (student identification, grades, etc.), HIPPA (personally identifiable medical information), GLBA (credit and […]

Issues with Transactions in the SAP GUI 750 Version?

Posted on: July 5th, 2017 by Deetra Wiley

There is an option that is defaulted to “on” within this SAP GUI version that causes issues with certain transactions.  If you are experiencing issues in the SAP GUI 750 version, please follow the instructions below as a possible solution, before contacting SAP Support.  If you should continue to experience issues, please contact SAP Support […]

CIO Search Candidates

Posted on: July 5th, 2017 by Robby Seitz

The University of Mississippi is currently conducting a search for the next Chief Information Officer (CIO). Reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and also to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, the CIO will provide management to OIT and vision and strategic leadership to the university to advance the teaching, research, and service missions through the use of technology.

New Procedure for Servers Containing Sensitive Data

Posted on: June 27th, 2017 by Buster Hale, Interim CIO

Cybersecurity has become one of the hot topics in the state and national discourse and is the responsibility of all University administrators of information technology, particularly those responsible for sensitive data. Governor Bryant recently signed House Bill 999, codified as Miss. Code Ann. § 25-53-201 (2017), which establishes an enterprise security program for entities of […]

Accessibility and the VPAT

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 by Drew Chiles

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that technology procured, developed, or maintained by institutions that receive federal funding must be accessible to people with disabilities.  In the decades since that law was enacted, we have seen an unmistakable increase in the prevalence and prominence of technology in higher education.  An important corollary […]

One-time Setup, Two-factor Authentication

Posted on: February 20th, 2017 by admin

Employees and others with @olemiss.edu email addresses will soon need to have their phones handy. The university’s Office 365 accounts are transitioning to two-factor authentication. I.T. is enabling this change as part of our security assessment with the goal of limiting hacked accounts.

New Box Interface

Posted on: February 10th, 2017 by Brian Hopkins

Box, UM’s enterprise cloud storage provider, has made changes to their web interface that many users will find interesting. New features include:  An easy one-button mechanism for sharing files and folders.  A “Favorites” classification that allows you to view just those files and folders you’ve specified as your favorites.  Enhanced search functions with convenient filtering/narrowing […]

Goodbye to On-Premises Exchange

Posted on: January 31st, 2017 by TERESA MCCARVER

During the summer and early fall of 2016 all employee email was migrated from the on-premises UM Mail Exchange server to the Office 365 cloud service. Now it is time to take the next step.  The on-premises Exchange server is scheduled to be retired on May 1, 2017. What does that mean for you?  The […]