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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

4 Ways to Prevent Your Laptop from Overheating

ITS

Posted: September 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Now that the semester is well underway, do you find yourself using your laptop a lot more than you used to? Here are 4 ways to help keep your device cool when it’s working overtime to help you through your various tasks and assignments: Try to work at your desk or a table as much as possible - it helps to have your laptop on a hard and flat surface (rather than in your lap or on your bed). Try...

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Keep your Devices Safe with the Latest Security Updates from Apple

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Posted: September 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security


Apple recently released security updates for macOS Server, macOS Sierra, Safari and iCloud for Windows to fix known vulnerabilities that cybercriminals could otherwise take advantage of to remotely access your devices. Help keep your stuff safe – check the App Store and your mobile device settings to make sure you have the latest security updates. For more information on Apple’s latest security...

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Take in the History of IT at UNB this Saturday Oct 1 as Part of UNB Homecoming

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Posted: September 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


This Saturday (Oct. 1), you are invited to take a walk down memory lane as well as get a glimpse at what lies ahead for Information Technology at UNB with UNB Homecoming’s ‘IT at UNB: A Success Story’. Taking place in Dineen Auditorium in Head Hall, this event is a unique opportunity to hear all about the past, present, and future of IT at UNB – from the first computer arriving on campus in...

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5 Odd Questions with Lori Murray-Hawkins

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Posted: September 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


This month, we bring you another edition of 5 Odd Questions, with Lori Murray-Hawkins as our newest feature. First, we asked Lori about her role at ITS: Director of Enterprise Systems. My role is dedicated to all things Project FOCUS and advancing data governance and management at UNB. Now it’s time for Lori’s 5 Odd Questions: 1. Would you prefer to travel by plane or train? Train. Would love...

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tidBiTS App of the Week - The Transit App

ITS

Posted: September 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


This week’s App of the Week is the Transit App - designed to help you get where you need to go with ease. Whether you’re planning for a day off campus or are in need of a lift to work, public transportation has never seemed so simple. The Transit App shows your nearest current transit options with a countdown to their departure time, and your upcoming transit options so you can plan in...

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Tips to Keep in Mind While Sharing Public Computers

ITS

Posted: September 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, IT Security


Now that classes have started up again, you can expect to be spending some time in shared study spaces and computer labs in the days and months to come. While public computers on and off campus are convenient and greatly appreciated, here are some basic tips to keep in mind while making use of them: Always ensure you’re fully logged out of websites and try to avoid automatic login features...

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Management Briefing - NB PEI Educational Computer Network Outstanding Economic Impact

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Posted: September 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings, General Interest


The NB/PEI Educational Computer Network (ECN) reduces IT costs for members—and thus funders including the provinces—by $1M per year—a 100% return on investment. Through economies of scale, and with expertise contributed by all, ECN members pay less for many software applications, connections to commercial internet services, and equipment, than they could independently. Furthermore, ECN has been...

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