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Management Briefing - IT Disaster Recovery Strategy

ITS

Posted: April 26, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Background For several years, annual financial audit reports have highlighted the need for an up‐to‐date IT disaster recovery (DR) plan; however, without a physical facility to house redundant equipment, UNB’s existing IT DR plan is largely theoretical and cannot be expected to provide adequate guidance should a disaster in the primary data centre actually occur. This situation was resolved...

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Phishing Emails spread trouble much further than you might think

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Posted: April 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Due to a recent and successful phishing attack – which resulted in a large number of SPAM emails sent from a UNB email account – UNB has been blocked by some email providers. Consequently, some faculty, staff and students may have issues sending email to certain email addresses. ITS has requested to have @unb.ca removed from the blocked list; however, this list is maintained by an outside...

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Access your UNB Email Calendar from anywhere with OWA

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Posted: April 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Did you know you can access your UNB email and calendar from anywhere in the world? You don’t need the Outlook client setup on your computer to access your email and calendar items from off-campus. Outlook Web App (OWA) lets you access and use your UNB email and calendar from any web browser just as if you were at UNB.  To access OWA, just log in to your myUNB Portal and select ‘Go to my email...

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FootPrints Upgrade Coming Next Week

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Posted: April 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


ITS is pleased to announce an exciting upgrade happening soon to FootPrints, UNB’s enterprise issue tracking and management system. Over the weekend, UNB’s current FootPrints Software will be upgraded to FootPrints 11.5, the latest version of the system. This new FootPrints will have all the same functions of the existing version, but with a more up-to-date look and feel and more user-friendly...

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New Baby Girl for ITS s Sean McDougall

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Posted: April 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


ITS would like to say a big congratulations to Sean McDougall, ITS’s Senior Enterprise Application Architect, his wife Vanessa and son Jack on the safe arrival of a beautiful baby girl. Olivia Lieselotte McDougall was born on Monday, April 22 at 4:01 a.m., weighing in at 7 lbs 3 oz. Sean is happy to report that both mom and baby are doing well. From all of us at ITS, congratulations Sean and...

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10 Helpful Tips for Dodging the Identity Theft Bullet

ITS

Posted: April 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Want to know some easy ways to avoid an identity crisis? The Government of Canada has come out with a poster of 10 handy ways you can help prevent identity theft. Check it out: PDF  

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A colourful tip to help make sure you never miss an email from the big boss again

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Posted: April 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Did you know you can assign rules in Outlook so email messages from a certain person appear in a different colour in your inbox? Colour coding your emails is a great way to make sure you never accidentally miss an email from someone important (like your boss) again. To assign formatting rules to your inbox: In Outlook, click on the View tab. In the Current View group, select View Settings. In...

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Good Luck on Exams UNB Students

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Posted: April 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


It’s every student’s favourite time of year again… Exam time! If studying is starting to get you down, don’t forget to take a few minutes to get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Or, if you’re not in the mood for a stroll, check out Stress Relief Paintball, a simple and fun de-stressor to help you shake those exam nerves. From everyone at ITS, happy studying and good luck on your...

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Put a face to a colleague s name with ITS s Directory Photo App

ITS

Posted: April 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Have you ever communicated with another faculty or staff member on campus via email but never actually had the opportunity to meet them in person to put a face to their name? ITS has developed a new app that will make it easier to recognize the various people you interact with around campus. The app simply lets you choose a photo to display in your UNB online directory entry. It can be either...

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management Briefing - Wireless Networking Strategy

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

Category: Management Briefings


Background The current wireless solution on the UNB Fredericton and Saint John campuses is seven years old and has reached end of life. There is an immediate need to replace the entire wireless network infrastructure with wireless ‘N’ technology (aka 802.11n), which will result in vastly improved reliability and capacity for our students, faculty and staff. The project This summer, new...

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See the New UCard Design and Share Your Thoughts

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Posted: April 5, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category:


Get a sneak peek and tell us what you think of the new UCard design. We need students, faculty and staff to sign up for a focus group, take a look at a possible new design for UNB’s UCard and let us know what you think. Students will get $10 for their help - 8 student spots available. Faculty and staff, although we can’t give you money, we can provide you with coffee, tea and treats to enjoy -...

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