Carolina retires its mainframe computer

June 2, 2016

On Cinco de Mayo, Information Technology Services retired the University’s mainframe computer, the environment that housed Carolina’s legacy student information, financial reporting and payroll systems. Mainframe used for more than 40 years The computer was used for large-scale computing for … Continued

On the job with ITS Transport Operations

May 19, 2016

Within UNC-Chapel Hill Information Technology Services’ Communication Technologies group, Transport Operations team members are always on the go. ITS Transport Operations is responsible for the installation and maintenance of transport cable on campus, which means all those types of lines … Continued

ITS is wrapping up campus migration to VoIP

April 21, 2016

  Some 20,000 new phones later, Information Technology Services has nearly finished UNC-Chapel Hill’s transition to a Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system. This effort replaced a 30-year-old technology and saved more than $2 million a year. Porting began in 2012 … Continued

Fiber work never ends for this ITS group

April 13, 2016

  Fiber is what enables us to communicate on campus. For many of us, that’s where our understanding of fiber-optic cable ends. Fiber, for the record, is what digital data travels through in the form of pulses of light. Essential, … Continued

Campus network marks 20 years

November 17, 2015

UNC-Chapel Hill’s network has reached the 20-year milestone. Attendees of the CTC Retreat in October celebrated the anniversary with cake as well as a trip down memory lane via Jim Gogan, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communication Technologies at Information Technology … Continued

Securing Wi-Fi with eduroam

October 8, 2015

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Jim Gogan, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Communication Technologies at Information Technology Services, explains how UNC-Chapel Hill’s new primary wireless connection eduroam can ensure the most secure transmission of both your … Continued

VoIP project moves into cleanup phase

September 21, 2015

With the completion of the 16th port on Friday, September 4, ITS has now moved into the second phase of the major, multi-year Voice-over-Internet Protocol project. For the past three years, the VoIP project has been all about changing out … Continued

ITS names new Assistant Vice Chancellors

August 20, 2015

UNC-Chapel Hill Information Technology Services has announced the names of the two people who will join the senior leadership team. Sandra Germenis will join ITS on September 1 as Assistant Vice Chancellor for User Support & Engagement. She’s coming to … Continued