Tar Heel Tech Fair draws 500-700 people

October 2, 2017

The second annual Tar Heel Tech Fair was a great success by any number of measurements — attendance, vendor and University department participation, the amount and selection of free food, swag and prizes, and the smiles on the faces of … Continued

ITS Teaching & Learning highlights 2016-2017 accomplishments

September 26, 2017

During the 2016-2017 fiscal year, ITS Teaching & Learning upgraded the Sakai to version 11.2, marking the first time that ITS had upgraded a learning management system at UNC-Chapel Hill between Fall and Spring semesters. In other accomplishments over the past … Continued

ITS Enterprise Applications highlights 2016-2017 accomplishments

September 25, 2017

During the 2016-2017 fiscal year, ITS Enterprise Applications’ ConnectCarolina team shifted its focus from stabilizing the HR, payroll and finance components to delivering new features. Some of Enterprise Applications’ accomplishments include rolling out Slate to additional schools and programs, launching … Continued

ITS Communication Technologies highlights 2016-2017 accomplishments

September 22, 2017

During its busy 2016-2017 fiscal year, ITS Communication Technologies worked on many high-profile, high-impact projects. The division finished a 3.5-year project to provide pervasive wireless on the main campus, upgraded network coverage in 45 buildings and boosted Wi-Fi in the … Continued

ITS Infrastructure & Operations highlights 2016-2017 accomplishments

September 21, 2017

Migrating the University to Microsoft Office 365 consumed significant ITS Infrastructure & Operations resources during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. While that was a massive undertaking, Infrastructure & Operations also accomplished many other projects and initiatives that improved service, performance and access … Continued

US&E highlights 2016-2017 accomplishments

September 20, 2017

During the 2016-2017 fiscal year, ITS User Support & Engagement provided substantial support to the migration to Office 365, continued to grow use of the Adobe Creative Cloud and Lynda.com services, created a new service catalog and gained Dell repair … Continued

ITS Research Computing highlights 2016-2017 accomplishments

September 20, 2017

During fiscal year 2016-2017, ITS Research Computing procured and installed the new Dogwood computer cluster, decommissioned the Kure cluster and moved much work onto the Longleaf cluster. For details about these accomplishments and many more, please keep reading. Research Computing … Continued

Frances Dykstra: Changes coming to ConnectCarolina

September 12, 2017

In this post, Frances Dykstra, Assistant Vice Chancellor for ITS Enterprise Applications, discusses the ConnectCarolina Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and the expected ConnectCarolina changes during the 2017-2018 fiscal year. ConnectCarolina provides the University and UNC General Administration with an … Continued

Research Computing takes on work with digital archive ibiblio

September 11, 2017

As part of a new partnership between ITS and the School of Information and Library Science, ITS Research Computing has begun provisioning and managing the infrastructure of digital archive ibiblio. ITS Research Computing took on this work with ibiblio.org in … Continued

ITS upgrades network coverage in 45 buildings

September 8, 2017

During the 2016-2017 fiscal year, ITS Communication Technologies was able to completely upgrade network coverage in 45 buildings without sacrificing day-to-day network operations and support, bringing the campus network coverage up to more than 300 buildings. This was possible because … Continued

ITS completes main campus pervasive wireless project

September 7, 2017

ITS Communication Technologies has wrapped up a 3.5-year project to provide pervasive wireless coverage within all remaining campus buildings. When ITS launched the project in 2014, less than 35 percent of campus within-building space had appropriate Wi-Fi coverage. In this … Continued

Five-year VoIP project completed

September 6, 2017

ITS Communication Technologies ported out 9,000 numbers in early 2017 to Verizon Business, and is gearing up to close out the year with an additional 6,000 numbers in December. This brings the total for numbers ported out this year alone … Continued