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Accessibility and the VPAT

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 by admin

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 […]

New Technology Procurement Policies

Posted on: September 8th, 2015 by kfg

On July 1, 2015, new Mississippi laws went into effect requiring that IT sole source purchases undergo a more formalized certification process. This includes advertisement of the intent to award/purchase as a sole source and on-campus verification after the purchase that the items purchased were as approved for purchase. For IT sole source purchases in […]

UM Adobe Audit

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by

For several years, the University of Mississippi (UM) has participated in a software licensing program with Adobe.  The licensing program provides UM departments with discounted prices on various Adobe products installed on UM computers. Distribution of the software and licenses has been managed by the Faculty Technology Development Center (FTDC). When UM department staff members […]

Online Tutorials

Posted on: April 14th, 2011 by Robby Seitz

People often want to know what online resources are available to help them get up to speed on new software. To help answer that, we have just compiled a list of tutorials, how-tos, and video demonstrations for some popular programs.  Among these are Outlook 2010 (which many employees will begin using with the current Exchange […]

New Technology Purchases Policy

Posted on: February 15th, 2011 by kfg

Please be aware of the new “Technology Purchases” policy, which defines the review and approval process for University of Mississippi technology procurements to ensure compliance with Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) policies and state purchasing laws, as well as to promote the resourceful, informed utilization of technology within the University.