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Technology news for UMD faculty, staff and students

Network Virtualization in the Data Center

ITSS is beginning to virtualize the network within their virtual server infrastructure, which will lead to a more secure and agile data center.


Posted on Monday, Apr 27, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments




Who's Using My Gmail?!

Ever wondered if someone else was using your Gmail account? Did you know that Gmail gives you a tool to check on this very thing? It's called "Last Account Activity" and it's available to every Gmail user.


Posted on Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments




Casper Suite

ITSS is currently developing a new service for the campus to provide enhanced support for Apple technologies using Casper Suite software. Casper is a comprehensive enterprise management solution for the Apple platform, including both OSX and iOS devices.


Posted on Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments




UMD Phone Systems Migrating to Avaya Aura

Our Nortel telephone systems will reach End-of-Support in 2018. Nortel systems are migrating to the Avaya Aura platform to protect over $1.5 million in current investment.


Posted on Friday, Apr 24, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments




Why Does it Say [Warning: Phish?] in My Email Subject Line?

The prefix [Warning: Phish?] on an email subject line helps to alert you of a possible scam. It is added to a message, which is suspected of being an unsolicited email that could lure you in and prompt you to provide valuable personal and financial information.


Posted on Friday, Apr 24, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments




Upgrade Update

What's the latest scoop on the Upgrade? Signs are positive. Work is getting done. Issues are being resolved. And milestones lie ahead.


Posted on Friday, Apr 24, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments




New Access Control Process

A process to grant and control access rights to systems and applications has been developed by ITSS.


Posted on Friday, Apr 24, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments




Improve Accessibility: Google Documents

Google Documents lack key accessibility functionality and should be used with caution as the software currently is not inclusive to all people. However, some methods exist for you to improve its accessibility.


Posted on Friday, Apr 17, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments




ITSS Award Winners

ITSS staff members Debbie Wing and Matt Johnsted have been recognized for outstanding service and special contributions. A group of staff were honored for their significant contributions toward the Enterprise System Upgrade Project (ESUP).


Posted on Monday, Apr 6, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments




Correcting YouTube Auto-Captions

YouTube auto-captions are often such poor quality that content is not accurately communicated to people who depend on captions such as people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Auto-captions should be corrected to be precise and provide equal access. A redeeming aspect of auto-captions is that they can be used as a starting point for captioning your own videos. The Multimedia Hub is available to assist you in providing videos inclusive to all.


Posted on Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments