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Archive for July, 2011

New Wireless Login Method

Posted on: July 27th, 2011 by Robby Seitz

Beginning Tuesday, August 2nd, users of the UM wireless network will have a new, more streamlined method for logging into the wireless network. The Network Management Team of the Office of Information Technology (IT) has been working throughout the summer to deploy a new WebID-based method of authentication that will eliminate the need for users to install client software onto their devices.  This new […]

Cloud Storage and Sensitive Data

Posted on: July 25th, 2011 by

Effective July 1, 2011, Mississippi has a data breach notification law, House Bill 583. This law defines what data is considered to be sensitive (confidential), what constitutes a breach under this law, and the process that must be followed in the event sensitive information is “leaked” in a data breach. In addition to the state […]

The iPad 2: The Next Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Posted on: July 13th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

by Matthew Herring, Guest Writer Okay, so it might not be “the” best thing since sliced bread.  But I have to admit, it is pretty close.  Most of you have probably already seen the various iPad 2 commercials on TV.  The sibling of the original iPad, the iPad 2 boasts a smaller form factor than […]

Need to Market Your Content? Use QR Codes!

Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

by Deetra Wiley A Quick Response (QR) Code is similar to a standard barcode, but is more useful because it can embed a variety of data, linking to URLs, addresses, and text.  These graphical images (QR Codes) provide immediate access to a variety of digital information and are easily printed onto anything, like brochures, t-shirts, […]