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Archive for April, 2012

Higher Education Meets eBay: An Online Marketplace for Course Notes

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by JIMMY BALL

Instructors and students have been sharing course materials online for over fifteen years.  In the early years of the Internet and web browsers, instructors posted course materials on a personal web page or a file transfer (ftp) site.  In recent years, web-based learning management systems have replaced these personal course web pages.  Products such as […]

Find Your Phone!

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by Errol Sayre

Have you ever misplaced or lost your phone? Maybe it was stolen? Was your device returned to you? In the wake of recent iPhone thefts, Apple’s free iCloud service, paired with their free Find My iPhone app, offers some peace of mind. The iCloud service and the Find My iPhone app work together to provide […]

Standing Desks in the Workplace

Posted on: April 15th, 2012 by JIMMY BALL
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In recent years, we have seen continued publicity about the health benefits of a standing desk environment. Health web sites such as WebMD cover the possible problems of sitting too long. If you and your doctor think a standing desk configuration is right for you, below are some alternatives to consider. Choices to Consider The […]

Easy-to-Use Data Protection with Hardware Encryption Devices

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 by DAVID DREWREY
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Encryption is a technique to protect data by making it unintelligible to unauthorized users.  Historically, using encryption techniques to protect files has been difficult.  The process frequently requires the assistance of an IT expert. Times have changed.  Over the last few months IT staff members have been testing the latest hardware encryption devices that provide […]

Announcing the Official Ole Miss App – iPad Edition

Posted on: April 12th, 2012 by Deetra Wiley

The University of Mississippi has unveiled a new iPad application designed to engage and connect the university community.  Over thirty UM employees have been involved in the project from many different areas including IT, University Communications, Athletics, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media, the Student Media Center, Student Affairs, Alumni Affairs, Human Resources, […]