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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Acceptable Use What You Need to Know - Part I

ITS

Posted: January 27, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Over the next few weeks Information Technology Services (ITS) will be reviewing UNB’s Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy and describing how to appropriately use UNB’s IT services. ITS provides faculty, staff and students with access to secure, high quality information and communication technologies. It is the responsibility of all users to ensure these...

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VoIP Part 1 What is VoIP and why UNB wants it

ITS

Posted: January 27, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Projects


Earlier this week, tidBiTS announced that UNB Fredericton faculty and staff will soon be receiving a new phone solution known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), but what exactly is VoIP, and why does UNB want it? VoIP is a phone solution that works very similarly to a regular phone, but instead of being provided through a phone line, it’s delivered over a computer network. Unlike online...

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ITS Procurement and Telecom Services has moved

ITS

Posted: January 25, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Need to pay a visit to ITS Procurement and Telecom Services? Previously located in Head Hall D8/D9, you will now find them right across the hall in Head Hall D11, the former ITS Help Desk space.  As always, they will continue to provide walk-up service Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from the side window of their new location. Services offered include: Procurement and Telecom...

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Put your phishing knowledge to the test

ITS

Posted: January 25, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Recently tidBiTS filled you in on the difference between spam and phishing emails and the risks associated with responding to phishing schemes. Now that you know the dangers of phishing, we thought we’d give you a few tips for easily recognizing phishing emails so you can avoid getting yourself caught. Here’s what to look for: • Clickable links or attachments that ask you to verify or provide...

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New Phone Service for UNBF Faculty Staff Coming Soon

ITS

Posted: January 24, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


ITS is excited to announce that faculty and staff at UNB in Fredericton will soon be receiving a new phone solution, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), that will not only result in significant cost savings for the university but also provide several benefits to your day to day work at UNB. Beginning this week, tidBiTS will be writing a four part series describing what VoIP is and what it...

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Animals Using Technology Game Time

ITS

Posted: January 19, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


People aren't the only ones who can keep themselves entertained for hours with games on their mobile devices. Check out these amusing videos of critters racking up points on their owner's tablets: 1. Bearded Dragon playing Ant Crusher - Ever tried the game Ant Crusher? If so, this bearded dragon might give you a run for your money if you're shooting for a high score. 2. Cat Plays on iPad -...

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Shibboleth a Key Piece to the Student connectEd Puzzle

ITS

Posted: January 19, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Geek Speak


Last year, UNB student email was migrated from Webmail to the new connectEd environment, a fully integrated and supported suite of productivity tools for email, calendaring, messaging, collaboration, and more. In order to integrate students’ connectEd services with UNB’s existing IT environment and to ensure single sign-on access to those services through the myUNB Portal, ITS had to enlist...

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Bus Riders Rejoice New App from goFred

ITS

Posted: January 11, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Want to keep your waiting time at the bus stop to a minimum on these chilly winter days? Check out the the new goFred Apps – My Transit Beta app available for Android and Apple Devices. A joint effort between CGI Atlantic and the City of Fredericton, this neat new tool tracks all the buses in Fredericton in real time so you know where they are at any given moment and can plan your arrival at...

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ITS s January Pet of the Month - Heidi McAdam

ITS

Posted: January 11, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Say hello to Heidi, the 11 month-old pup of Jonathan McAdam who's first birthday is coming up on January 17th. Heidi is a red Doberman and she is quite the lady. She enjoys playing with a ball on a string and she is training for the sport of Schutzhund.                            

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Like something you read in tidBiTS Share us with your friends

ITS

Posted: January 11, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Good things are meant to be shared, right? Now when you read something in tidBiTS that you find interesting or helpful, you can share it with your friends on your favourite social media site.  Just go to the article, click the Share button, then select whether you want it posted to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or another social media site of your choosing. Have feedback for tidBiTS? Don’t...

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Spam vs Phishing Emails what s the difference

ITS

Posted: January 11, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: TechSpeak in Translation, General Interest


By now, most of us have heard the terms spam and phishing and know they have to do with email, but have you ever wondered what the difference is between the two? Spam, or junk mail, is unsolicited email that tries to sell you a product or service, such as the “latest and greatest” diet pill or some form of “cutting edge, high-quality” software.  Spammers (ie: the people sending the spam) send...

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2011 Stats Tell All Mobile mobile mobile

ITS

Posted: January 4, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


There’s no denying 2011 was a big year for Smartphones and Tablets, but just how popular were mobile devices last year among faculty, staff and students here at UNB? Thanks to Google Analytics, here are a few stats that show the impressive increase in the number of visits to the UNB Website from mobile devices in 2011 compared to 2010: iPhone: 208,524 in 2011 vs 61,112 in 2010 (241%...

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5 Odd Questions with Michael Jewett

ITS

Posted: January 4, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Name: Michael Jewett What is your job at ITS? My official title is "Assistant Director of Information Technology Security".  What does that mean? I enforce policies, investigate IT security incidents, identify security risks and try to mitigate them, educate people about safe computing practices and play with really cool tools!  In a nut shell, I provide overall direction to all things security...

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Celebrating our Staff January

ITS

Posted: January 4, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


The following ITS staff members are celebrating January anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. Dan Drummond – 24 years Janice El-Bayoumi – 23 years Diane Verhaegen-Fox – 16 years Brenda Gullison – 15 years Lori Murray-Hawkins – 14 years Ray Small - 14 years Ben Steeves – 13 years Annalee Brewer – 8 years David Lancaster – 8...

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Happy New Year UNB

ITS

Posted: January 4, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Welcome to 2012, faculty, staff and students! We hope you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family and that you've returned to UNB feeling refreshed and ready for another great semester and year at UNB! 2011 brought with it many exciting changes to UNB's IT services, from the launch of the myUNB Portal to the ITS Help Desk's move to the Harriet Irving Library Learning Commons, to the new...

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