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The Results are in Students find out what your classmates think about your UNB IT Services

ITS

Posted: May 31, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Information Technology Services (ITS) recently gave a brief survey to students asking for their feedback on the quality of their IT Services here at UNB. Over 1500 students answered the survey, and now the results are available for all to see on the ITS Website – Check them out. Faculty and Staff, no need to feel left out, the results from your IT Service Quality Survey will be posted soon!...

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ITS s Computer Recycling Program Packing on the Pounds

ITS

Posted: May 30, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Did you know? Since May 2011, the ITS Repair Shop has recycled over 8865 pounds (which coincidently is also the weight of the Guinness World Record for the largest cup of ice cream) of material through UNB’s computer recycling program – and that’s not even including the 284 computer monitors that have also been recycled! Here’s a breakdown of where that weight has come from: 1974 lbs of...

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Time for some Spring Cleaning

ITS

Posted: May 30, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Spring cleaning can be a dreaded task, but who doesn’t love the satisfying feeling of getting to throw away old junk and making your life a little more organized? This spring, instead of just tidying up around the house and the back yard, consider doing a little spring cleaning on your computer as well. ITS has created a document outlining steps you can take to sort through and add a little...

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connectEd an Exciting Transition According to your Fellow UNB Staff

ITS

Posted: May 24, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects, General Interest


Wonder what your colleagues are saying about the upcoming connectEd services for faculty and staff? ITS recently asked Tim Walker, Director of UNB’s Resource Planning and Budgeting (RPB) Team, and Cindy Flann, Directory of Financial Services and Assistant Comptroller, to share what they’re looking forward to about the upcoming connectEd services. Here’s what they had to say: Tim Walker: “I’m...

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Double the Baby Bliss for the Faulkner Household

ITS

Posted: May 24, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


ITS would like to say a big congratulations to Rob Faulkner and his wife Lianne on their recent birth of two beautiful twin girls. Born at 12:16 pm and 12:17 pm, Eva Jane came into the world weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and Olivia Joy 4 pounds 10 ounces.  We are pleased to report that mom and the girls are all doing well. From all of us at ITS, congratulations Rob and Lianne on your new...

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Welcome to Charles Spencer the latest addition to the ITS team

ITS

Posted: May 24, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


ITS would like to give a warm welcome to the newest addition to our staff team, Charles Spencer, who recently joined us as Manager of Network Services within the Enterprise Solutions Group. Charles joins us after a number of years at St. Thomas University (STU) where he maintained and supported their network infrastructure and, handily enough, gained experience with much of the same equipment...

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Congratulations UNB Grads of 2012

ITS

Posted: May 17, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


ITS would like to say a big congratulations to all of UNB’s 2012 graduates, including the following ITS student employees who graduate this week from their respective degree programs: John Crawford – Bachelor of Computer Science Shantanu Datta – Masters of Business Administration Suzelle Doucet – Bachelor of Computer Science Chelsi Doyle – Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer...

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Unauthorized access to UNB systems on Sunday May 13

ITS

Posted: May 15, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


On Sunday, May 13, an outside group calling themselves Team Digi7al managed to gain unauthorized access to University of New Brunswick systems through an old section of the UNB website. What kind of information did the group access? We've been able to determine the group was able to access some general information held in UNB databases such as names and e-mail addresses and generic UNB budget...

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Get connectEd See your new email calendaring file storage and collaboration tools on May 31

ITS

Posted: May 9, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects, General Interest


Faculty and staff, want to get a sneak peek at your upcoming connectEd services? ITS will be hosting a connectEd Town Hall to demonstrate the new connectEd environment, share all the details of the migration process beginning in June, and to talk about the future of the connectEd toolkit. Join us: UNB Fredericton Thursday, May 31Tilley Hall, Room 102 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. UNB Saint...

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ITS Welcomes Chelsi Doyle to the Team

ITS

Posted: May 9, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


ITS would like to give a warm welcome to our newest staff member, Chelsi Doyle, who recently started with us as a Network Analyst within the Enterprise Solutions team. No stranger to ITS, Chelsi recently helped out part time as a student employee in the ITS Tech Repair Shop while completing her degree in Computer Engineering here at UNB. In her new role, Chelsi will be putting her skills and...

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New Generator to Keep the Power Flowing to your IT Services

ITS

Posted: May 9, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Over the past few weeks, Facilities Management has been hard at work installing a new generator behind Head Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Once in place, this new machine will keep the ITS data centre up and running in the event of a power outage, thereby helping to prevent future interruptions to your IT services. Check it out:

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Ring Ring Hello UNB Fredericton s New VoIP Telephone Services are Coming Soon

ITS

Posted: May 9, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects, General Interest


Have you heard? This fall, UNB Fredericton is implementing a new VoIP telephone solution that is provided over a computer network instead of through a traditional phone line. Why are we doing this? With an estimated $4 million in overall cost savings to the university over a ten-year period, plus a 33% reduction in telephone service fees for individual departments and faculties, VoIP will not...

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5 Odd Questions with Mital Patel

ITS

Posted: May 2, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Name: Mital Patel What is your job at ITS? Business & Marketing Analyst, Client Services.  And the UNB Campus Card Project Manager. Describe the worst hairstyle you’ve ever had. The Bieber, when I was 8, he wasn’t even born yet! What is the most unusual thing that has ever happened to you while on vacation? Signing up to go canoeing when I clearly can’t swim, falling out of the canoe and...

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Faculty and Staff what do you think about your UNB IT Services

ITS

Posted: May 2, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Faculty and Staff, do you use UNB’s websites, wireless, Help Desk or other general IT services? Tell us about your experience with the services you use. Your input will help Information Technology Services (ITS) and Information Services and Systems (ISS) improve services as well as provide important feedback to external reviewers that form part of the Quality Assurance Review that ITS and ISS...

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Keeping your Mac Safe with Software Update

ITS

Posted: May 2, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


One of the best ways to keep your Mac safe and functioning well is to use the built-in Software Update tool. Apple occasionally makes security patches and new versions of pre-installed applications available through this tool, which will download and install the updates automatically. Usually you don't even need to reboot your computer. To run Software Update, just select "Software Update..."...

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Welcome to ITS s Newest Student Employees

ITS

Posted: May 2, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


ITS would like to give a warm welcome to Chris Coburn, Victoria Godsoe, Michael Buck, Aaron Graham, Farbod Farsade, and Amir El-Bayoumi, the latest student employees to join our team. As members of the Computing Experience Services team, Chris will be working with the Desktop Management Services group focusing on IT Equipment Checkout and Imaging, and Vicky and Mike will be working with the...

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