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Conficker Computer Worm: How to See If You Are Vulnerable

Martin England

Blackboard UpgradeThe Conficker computer worm is the latest Windows-based threat. Symptoms include blocked access to security-related sites (such as Microsoft.com and anti-virus software sites) and user lockouts. Read on to find out if YOU are vulnerable. » more...

 

Contivity VPN Going Away - April 21, 2009

Martin England

VPNOn April 21, 2009, the Nortel Contivity Virtual Private Network (VPN) will be turned off. On this date, Contivity VPN users will need to switch over to the Enterprise Computing Group (ECG) VPN, but CIS encourages users to start using the new ECG VPN immediately. This change will impact all ECG application users (Banner Finance, HR and Student, Advancement, Kronos, WebI, Famis). Visit ecgvpn.unh.edu to access the ECG VPN. Please call the Help Desk at 862-4242 with questions.

 

New USNH System Access Policy Protects University System and All Computer Users

Erika Mantz, UNH Director of Media Relations

system access policyThe USNH System Access Policy was recently implemented by the University System of New Hampshire to increase the protection of information technology resources, information, and the privacy of everyone using computers on campus. Fine out how this affects you. » more...

 

Green Computing at UNH

Martin England

green computingAt UNH, green is more than a buzzword these days, it is key to survival. Efficiency has become everyone’s business, including Computing and Information Services’ (CIS) staff. In spring 2008, President Huddleston called for a 5% annual reduction in energy costs for the University. In response, CIO Tom Franke charged CIS Telecom and Client Services Interim Director Nancye Jenkins with coming up with creative and practical ways to reduce energy costs in collaboration with the University-wide efforts. Signals recently sat down with Jenkins to discuss CIS’ efforts in this area. » more...

Granite State Distance Learning Network: Making Affordable Education Possible

CIS Staff

The Granite State Distance Learning Network (GSDLN) is an interactive videoconferencing network spanning across New Hampshire and beyond. According to their website, GSDLN’s goal is to “deliver distance learning, professional development, community-based video conferencing, and high speed internet access” throughout New Hampshire. At a time when budgets are tight, GSDLN saves its members and participants travel expenses and time while providing many educational opportunities. » more...

MyUNH Blackboard Just Got Better

Laurie Trufant

Blackboard UpgradeBlackboard includes a full-featured content management system that is now available to all students and to faculty who have attended a training session.» more...

New Look and Feel for Outlook Web Access Login

CIS Staff

OWA Login Users of the UNH Outlook Web Access (https://exchange.unh.edu) will notice a new look and feel to the login screen. This change is in preparation for an upcoming upgrade to Exchange 2007, and does not affect overall functionality at this time. Please call the CIS Help Desk at 862-4242 with any questions or issues.

 

E911 Update

Telecom Staff

E911In July 2008, CIS Telecommunications and Client Services updated Telecom Account Managers (TAMs) and Business Service Center contacts regarding preparation for bringing all UNH telephone services into compliance with the State of New Hampshire E911 statute. Telecom continues to work with individual TAMs to identify how each department’s services will be affected by this change. » more...

iWork '09

Jason Boucher

appleApple iWork consists of three applications: Pages, a word processing application; Numbers, a spreadsheet application; and Keynote, which is used for creating presentations much like Microsoft PowerPoint. » more...

 

WebI Upgrade - Summer 2009

Jennifer Scully

The CIS ECG Management Reporting (MR) team is upgrading the WebIntelligence and BusinessObjects software this summer. The MR team will be providing more information to users in the next few months and a webpage about the upgrade is currently in process. » more...


 

VMS Set for Retirement

Martin England

On June 27, 2009, the Computing and Information Services Enterprise Computing Group (ECG) will officially retire the VMS operating system, a process 10 years in the making. » more...