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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Management Briefing - The ITS Mobility Strategy

ITS

Posted: March 28, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


The vision for mobile technology utilization at UNB We will deploy innovative mobile technologies that support the university’s commitment to easy and convenient delivery of UNB resources and services, using high‐quality tools and services that enrich the academic, administrative, and social fabric of the institution. Our emphasis is on convenience and ease of use, and we are willing to act...

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911 calls from a VoIP phone giving you one less thing to worry about during an emergency

ITS

Posted: March 22, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


When faced with an emergency, the last thing you want to worry about before calling 9-1-1 is whether you’re supposed to dial 9 first because you’re making an off-campus call. Thanks to your new VoIP telephone services, this is no longer a concern. The VoIP telephone system on the UNB Fredericton campus supports both 9-9-1-1 and 9-1-1 for calling emergency services so you can focus on the...

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James McManus takes the Judo World by Storm

ITS

Posted: March 22, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


For most of us, when we receive an email informing us we’ve won something or have been selected to attend a big event, chances are we will pass it off as spam and send it to our junk folder. For ITS’s James McManus, however, one such email belonged anywhere but in his trash can. Earlier this month, James received an email informing him he had been selected to attend the Pan-American Judo...

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Collect Credit Card Points with UCard Online

ITS

Posted: March 21, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Did you know you can use your UCard on the Fredericton campus and still earn points on your credit card? Using your UCard to make a purchase doesn’t mean you have to miss out on collecting credit card points. In fact, it gives you double the benefits. UCard Online lets you use your credit card to put money on your UCard. That means you get both the convenience of using your UCard for speedy...

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Extended Wireless testing in the SUB

ITS

Posted: March 21, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


ITS is extending the wireless pilot in the SUB until March 28 for additional testing and feedback. To get connected: View your list of available networks Select ‘SetupWireless@UNB’ Open a browser (laptops: use IE or Safari) Follow the online instructions Once you’re connected, take a few minutes to browse the web, watch a YouTube video, check your email, or do whatever you normally would do,...

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Out with the Old In with the New ITS Website gets a Facelift

ITS

Posted: March 21, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Over the past few months, we have been working on a new and improved ITS website and we’re pleased to announce the updated site is now live! With sleek new buttons, streamlined content, improvements to navigation, and more, our new site makes it easier than ever for you to find the UNB IT information you’re looking for. Check it out. Notice something that doesn’t look right? Everyone makes...

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UNB mobile by the numbers

ITS

Posted: March 19, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


If it seems like nearly everyone you pass on campus is holding a smartphone, you're probably right. According to our most recent surveys, nearly 85 per cent of all UNB students and just over 65 per cent of our faculty and staff own a smartphone. Not only are there more smartphones, but more and more people are choosing to connect to UNB's network when surfing the web on their phones and other...

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Management Briefing - IT Security

ITS

Posted: March 14, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Background Every day UNB is targeted by online criminals, hackers and others who attempt to steal personal information, infect computers and other devices, or take financial information. There are also many ways individuals can put themselves at risk through unsafe IT practices such as inadequate password protection or sharing too much information on social media sites. Security Action Team To...

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A few security tips to bring you good fortune this Saint Patty s Day

ITS

Posted: March 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Big plans to catch a leprechaun this weekend? Before you head out, check out these security tips for keeping you and your devices safe this Saint Patrick’s Day, courtesy of AVG Technologies: Keep a look out for what’s going on around you and report any fishy behaviour.  Better to be safe than sorry - Keep your personal belongings like your phone and purse on hand at all times. If you don’t...

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Just when you thought we were finished with connectEd

ITS

Posted: March 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Projects


In 2011 and 2012, ITS introduced students, faculty and staff to a new set of email, calendar and file storage tools referred to as connectEd. You may have thought we were stopping there, but we still have so much more to give you with connectEd. Later this year, students will be migrated to Office 365, the next generation of your current connectEd Live@edu services. With Office 365, students...

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We re at it again - ITS needs your help testing a new Pilot Wireless in the SUB

ITS

Posted: March 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Want to help ITS improve wireless on campus? Over the next few weeks, we need you and your friends and coworkers to head to the SUB and connect as many devices as you can to the pilot wireless network currently being put to trial by ITS. To get connected: View your list of available networks Select ‘SetupWireless@UNB’ Open a browser (laptops: use IE or Safari) Follow the online...

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Viruses worms and trojans oh my

ITS

Posted: March 12, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


What do viruses, worms, trojans and spyware all have in common? They're all forms of malicious software or malware. And unfortunately, they're all problems students, faculty and staff at UNB deal with on a daily basis. What's a virus? A computer virus is a program designed to infect a machine and replicate within an existing file on that machine. Viruses can be set to perform so called...

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Management Briefing - ConnectEd

ITS

Posted: March 1, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings


Background In 2011, ITS determined that enterprise‐level productivity tools such as email, file sharing, printing, etc. had to be replaced. Novell products such as Groupwise no longer served our needs, and the technologies supporting them were long past their ‘best before’ date. After extensive internal and external consultation and review, the Microsoft Exchange platform was chosen for email...

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