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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

SAP & myOleMiss Unavailable for Unicode Upgrade

Posted on: November 21st, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

The SAP production system and the myOleMiss portal will be unavailable beginning at 6 a.m., Friday, December 20, 2013, in order to perform a Unicode upgrade on the SAP production system.  The systems are scheduled to be unavailable until 5 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013. (Note: The University of Mississippi will be closed for […]

UM Today: “UM Memo” Message Types Added

Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

The Office of Information Technology rolls out two additional UM Today message types:  UM Memo and UM Memo – Important.  Memorandum, another UM Message type, already existed in UM Today.  UM Memo Layout with UM letterhead Available to all users Can be used for general messages (intradepartmental communication, employee promotions, etc.) Appears near the bottom  […]

Important Reminder: Compliance with UM Accessibility of Technology Services Policy

Posted on: June 19th, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

Please be reminded that all UM Web content (websites and Web pages) must be in at least minimal compliance with the guidelines addressed in the  UM Accessibility of Technology Services Policy by September 1, 2013.  The goal of making technology accessible is to eliminate barriers to electronic material for all potential users, including those who […]

Attendance Tracking Scanners for UM Classrooms

Posted on: January 16th, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

The Class Attendance Guidelines Policy discusses the importance of attendance relative to learning.  Instructors are asked to report cases of freshman students missing three or more class periods as part of the Freshman Attendance-Based Initiative (FABI) program.   The Academic Support Center follows up on these cases to connect students with resources.  Yet, taking attendance for large […]

Self-Help Feature: Reset Your SAP Password

Posted on: December 5th, 2012 by Deetra Wiley

Forgot your SAP GUI password?   The Office of Information Technology is excited to announce the rollout of the SAP Password Reset application that allows SAP users to reset their own SAP GUI password for the SAP Production and SAP QAS (Quality Assurance) systems. You no longer have to contact the IT Helpdesk to reset your […]

UM Website Redesign Project: Announcement of Survey Winners

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Deetra Wiley

In October, the University of Mississippi (UM) conducted a survey on the UM Website Redesign Project to gauge initial reactions and to gather input for future enhancements to the UM Website. 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 […]

Online UM Security Awareness Training

Posted on: September 11th, 2012 by Deetra Wiley

Since 2005, select University employees have been required to participate in security awareness training.  In the past, these required sessions have taken place in a classroom/lecture format.  As of September 17, 2012, the University has partnered with the SANS Institute to offer online security awareness training.  The online training modules are organized to train specific […]