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Chris Barnes Crosses a Major IT Milestone

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Today, we are celebrating the accomplishments of Chris Barnes, a Microcomputer Consultant I with the IT Helpdesk.   Chris has crossed a major IT milestone by closing 10,000 IT Helpdesk tickets! Chris was recently honored with a plaque to show our appreciation for his work ethic, service and commitment to the University of Mississippi.  Joining […]

Tech Support Call Scam Leads to Malware & Financial Loss

Posted on: July 27th, 2014 by DAVID DREWREY

This is being redistributed at the request of Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services. The original distribution date was October 30, 2013. Recent occurrences are being reported. The Risk: Malicious actors use call centers to cold call victims in an attempt to gain access to the victim’s computer, install malware, steal personally identifiable information (PII), and […]

The Technology I Bought This Summer

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

This summer, I had to open up the wallet.   My old TV went on the blink, my PC was running in molasses, and my son wanted to go skydiving for his birthday/graduation gift.  Oh, and someone decided to implant a kidney stone where it didn’t belong, but that is a story for another day. Fortunately, […]

Summer UM Box Enhancements

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

To everyone who actively uses UM Box, thanks!  If you haven’t used UM Box yet, you are missing out on the benefits of this UM-sponsored cloud storage solution that is an alternative to your USB Drive.  You get 10 GB of storage by default and automatic document versioning.  In addition, you can collaborate with other faculty and students […]

Ole Miss Ranks #5 For Internet Upload Speed Among State Universities

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by Deetra Wiley

The University of Mississippi  (UM) appears in the “Top 5 for Upload Speed” when comparing  state flagship universities. A recent Huffington Post article records that UM’s network can sustain up to 22.7 Mbps of upload speed. The Office of Information Technology (IT), led by the Network Management group, continues to work diligently to enhance our campus network […]

Now Available: Captioning Service for Online & Hybrid Courses

Posted on: June 13th, 2014 by Parishweta Bhatt

The Office of Online Design & eLearning (ODeL) has partnered with 3Play Media to make captioning and transcription services available to the University of Mississippi. Currently this service is only available for online and hybrid courses at UM, and will be paid for by the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education. If you are an […]

Official Ole Miss App ~ Announcement of Survey Winners 2014

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by Deetra Wiley

In April, the University of Mississippi (UM) and Mercury Intermedia conducted a survey on the Official Ole Miss App  to gather input for future enhancements to the app. The survey was open to students, parents, employees, alumni, fans and other interested individuals who were age 18 or older. To be eligible to win, survey participants were required […]

Network Maintenance – May 2014

Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Network Analysts with the Office of Information Technology have been diligently working behind the scenes as we continue the campus network infrastructure upgrade. The table below shows a breakdown of buildings that will be impacted during upcoming network maintenance beginning on May 2.   Between 6 AM CDT and 8 AM CDT, individuals in the named locations on […]

Network Maintenance – April 2014

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Network Analysts with the Office of Information Technology have been diligently working behind the scenes as we continue the campus network infrastructure upgrade. The table below shows a breakdown of buildings that will be impacted during upcoming network maintenance beginning on April 14.   Between 6 AM CDT and 8 AM CDT, individuals in the named locations on […]

Using the Hovering Technique to Identify Phishing Attacks

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 by Deetra Wiley

Have you ever received an email requesting your personal information or encouraging you to click on a link?  If so, such email could be a phishing attack – a criminally fraudulent attempt to trick, mislead, or persuade you into disclosing your personal information. Phishing may be in the form of a URL, pop-up, text message, […]