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ITS’ new WordPress plugin improves functionality and accessibility

January 7, 2022

ITS Digital Services has created a new WordPress plugin that improves functionality, offers additional customization options, and addresses accessibility issues. Digital Services developed the plugin to replace two legacy plugins that caused accessibility issues and were no longer supported by … Continued

Phishers are sending malicious links through shared Google docs

December 17, 2021

On December 16, Dennis Schmidt, Chief Information Security Officer, sent out this formal notice asking campus to be super vigilant against increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals. This week our campus was targeted by phishing attacks using a radically different and alarming … Continued

Improved data governance framework created

December 16, 2021

Relief awaits all campus employees who have ever felt frustrated trying to understand their responsibilities for accessing or controlling access to University data and couldn’t figure out whom to ask or where to go for answers. For a professor using … Continued

ITS assists Carolina Together program

November 23, 2021

Over the course of the pandemic, consider how many COVID-19 questions you’ve had for the University, whether about testing, vaccine attestation or more recently, vaccine requirements resulting from the new executive order for employees of federal contractors. Now multiply that … Continued

Carolina’s laptop requirement reaches 20 years

November 12, 2021

Carolina is marking two decades of requiring undergraduates to have laptops. Since UNC-Chapel Hill instituted that requirement in 2000, ITS’ Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI) has been helping students access laptops that meet University standards. The CCI program launched three years … Continued

Meet Lee Hyde, ResNET’s Program Director

November 11, 2021

Lee Hyde is the Program Director of ResNET, which is a unit within ITS Customer Experience & Engagement. At ResNET, he’s one of four full-time staff members, 46 student Residential Computing Consultants (RCCs) and 14 student Gaming Assistants. Hyde, who … Continued

Why researcher Alexander Murph relies on the Longleaf cluster

November 4, 2021

Customer Case Study Alexander Murph (who goes by “Murph”) is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate, working under Jan Hannig, in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research (STOR) at UNC-Chapel Hill. Murph started using Longleaf in early 2020 when beginning work … Continued

ITS collaborates on Cheers to Peers web page

October 29, 2021

The effort started as a simple request through help.unc.edu. The Office of Human Resources was seeking an automated process to collect and display messages of thanks on a special web page for Carolina’s Employee Appreciation Day. From ITS, Sheila Corcoran, … Continued