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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

By the Numbers: a Collection of ITS Statistics - 3.0

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Posted: December 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings, General Interest


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Recycle your old personal electronics in a UNBF e-waste bin

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Posted: December 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, News, Tips and Tricks


Do you have old or broken electronic devices at home that you’re not sure what to do with? UNB has three e-waste recycling bins on the Fredericton campus to make it easy for you to dispose of small, unwanted personal electronic items, from batteries and inkjet cartridges to cell phones and digital cameras. Help make UNBF and our community a little greener by bringing your e-waste to one...

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ITS Management Briefing - UNB cybersecurity progress report

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Posted: October 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security, Management Briefings


A year ago, the President’s Executive Team (PET) approved UNB’s Cybersecurity Program, a document describing a new standards-based approach to managing cybersecurity and a set of initiatives designed to vastly improve the university community’s awareness of cybersecurity threats and ability to deal with them. This report outlines the current status of those...

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ITS Management Briefing - ECN economic impact update 2018

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Posted: August 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings, General Interest


The NB/PEI Educational Computer Network (ECN) reduced IT costs for members—and thus funders including the provinces—an annual average of $1.3M over the past five years—a 100% return on investment. In the last two years, the yearly savings have been even more‐‐$1.5M. Through economies of scale, and with expertise contributed by all, NB/PEI ECN members pay less for...

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Tips to keep your data and devices safe during international travels

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Posted: July 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Planning a trip outside of Canada? Before you go, familiarize yourself with these best practices for keeping your devices and data safe during your travels. 1. Avoid traveling with sensitive information on your devices. If you must travel with sensitive data, save your files to the cloud (using your UNB Office 365 email or OneDrive) rather than directly on your device. 2. Temporarily remove any...

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ITS Management Briefing - How to take (back) control of your Inbox: getting to zero in 5 simple steps

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Posted: July 6, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings, General Interest


I recently let it be known within my circle of colleagues that I had achieved what few others in similar positions have done: I’ve tamed my email Inbox! The snorts of doubt and looks of suspicion this is usually met with prompt me to explain that no, I am not delusional, I have actually, permanently, taken back control of the time-and-energy drain that email has become for many of us. You...

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ITS Management Briefing - Project FOCUS Update

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Posted: May 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings, General Interest


In fulfilling its mission to create the premier university environment for our students, faculty and staff in which to learn, work and live, UNB expends considerable energy and resources ensuring the community has the data it needs to operate effectively. For instance, faculty need access to current and accurate student and other information to conduct classes and research. Administrators need...

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Briefing - Wireless renewal 2018

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Posted: May 17, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, News, Management Briefings


I am pleased and excited to announce that the entire wireless network across UNB is being replaced over the summer and early fall. ITS has selected Extreme Networks as our wireless vendor, and we are working closely with them and Bell Aliant (our reseller partner) to design and install the new system. Wireless networking, or Wi-Fi, has become as essential to our daily lives as electricity and...

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By The Numbers: a Collection of ITS Statistics - 2.0

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Posted: April 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News, General Interest


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New Infographic - Results from UNB Technology Survey for Students

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Posted: March 29, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, News


Earlier this year, ITS ran a survey for students on the quality of your IT Services at UNB. We’ve since compiled the results into an infographic  to show you what your fellow students think – check it out. The infographic not only shows this year’s survey results, but also how they compare with those of our 2016 student survey. Take a look at the infographic now.

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New cybersecurity training for faculty and staff

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Posted: March 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security, News


This spring, a new cybersecurity training tool (Beauceron) is being launched to UNB faculty and staff as part of UNB’s Cybersecurity Program. Available to the university at no cost, this cybersecurity awareness training is designed to educate you on the cybersecurity threats UNB faces so you’re better equipped to protect yourself, UNB and its data from these...

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O365 Calendars – Tips and Tricks

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Posted: March 6, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Join tidBiTS as we continue our series about the many tools and services available to faculty, staff and students through your UNB Office 365 (O365) account.  In our eighth and final post in the O365 series, we’re taking a closer look at tips and tricks for using O365 Calendars. Access your O365 Calendar easily Your O365 Calendar can be accessed through the Outlook Web App (the...

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O365 Mail - Tips and Tricks

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Posted: February 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Join tidBiTS as we continue our series about the many tools and services available to faculty, staff and students through your UNB Office 365 (O365) account. In the seventh post in our O365 series, we’re taking a closer look at tips and tricks for using O365 Mail. Access your O365 Mail easily O365 Mail can be accessed through the Outlook Web App (the "Email" link in your myUNB portal),...

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Connect with colleagues using Skype for Business

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Posted: February 9, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Join tidBiTS as we continue our series about the many tools and services available to faculty, staff and students through your UNB Office 365 (O365) account.  In the sixth post in our O365 series, we’re taking a closer look at Skype for Business. What is Skype for Business? Skype for Business (previously known as Microsoft Lync) is a communication tool you can use for: Instant...

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Management Briefing - EDUCAUSE Top Ten IT Issues 2018

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Posted: February 9, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings, General Interest


Background EDUCAUSE is an international organization devoted to research and support of technology in higher education. For many years an expert panel of CIOs, researchers, and industry leaders has been convened annually by EDUCAUSE to examine technology issues, and to come up with a list of ten that have emerged as important to a very broad range of higher-ed users and practitioners. ITS...

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A Brief Introduction to SharePoint

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Posted: January 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Join tidBiTS as we continue our series about the many tools and services available to faculty, staff and students through your UNB Office 365 (O365) account.  In the fifth post in our O365 series, we’re taking a closer look at using SharePoint. What is SharePoint? SharePoint is a collaboration platform accessible through your internet browser. In general, a SharePoint site is made up...

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Using O365 Groups

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Posted: January 5, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Join tidBiTS as we continue to share our series about the many tools and services available to faculty, staff and students through your UNB Office 365 (O365) account. In the fourth post in our O365 series, we’re taking a look at using O365 Groups. What are O365 Groups? O365 Groups are a collaboration tool that provides a space for you and the people you choose to add as group...

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