The long journey to decommission the ITS mainframe

February 5, 2015

This year Information Technology Services will decommission the University’s mainframe after a decade-long goodbye and a major cultural shift for the employees who have operated it. For a time, the mainframe was the only computer doing all the business work … Continued

Integrating compute equipment reduces demand for space and power

February 3, 2015

Infrastructure & Operations is implementing a new compute solution to host virtual servers. Information Technology Services I&O hosts about 1,000 virtual servers and that number is expected to grow dramatically. The new solution consolidates servers, storage and networking into a … Continued

Faces of ITS: Jim Gogan on what he does and why he loves it

January 27, 2015

Jim Gogan Title: Interim Director of Communication Technologies at Information Technology Services Personal: Lives in Carrboro with his wife, Harlene, who works part-time for the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Daughter, Maureen, attends UNC-Charlotte. Education: Bachelor’s in political science … Continued

CloudApps service provides quick-start for Web application development

January 22, 2015

When the ITS Middleware Services team rolled out Carolina CloudApps on October 20, campus users expressed excitement that ITS provided a managed platform for developing Web applications. The Carolina CloudApps platform allows campus faculty, staff and students to request development containers via … Continued

Stan Waddell offers 7 technology resolutions

January 20, 2015

As we entered into 2015, you most likely made some resolutions about getting more exercise and eating more healthfully. But did you also set some technology resolutions for yourself? Stan Waddell, Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT Infrastructure and CTO at … Continued

Carolina introduces voicemail-via-email

January 13, 2015

Since UNC-Chapel Hill started providing the service last summer, some 400 campus phone customers have opted to add a feature that enables them to receive audio voicemail messages via email. ITS began offering unified messaging as a convenience to campus … Continued

Security in the cloud: Q&A with Stan Waddell

October 23, 2014

Watch this week’s Tech on the Street video to learn more about the cloud, and then read our interview with Stan Waddell, Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT Infrastructure and CTO. Stan shares best practices and insights on cloud storage security. … Continued

Pervasive campus Wi-Fi initiative

August 5, 2014

Following on the heels of the recently-completed ResNet Wi-Fi Upgrade, ITS Communication Technologies is now beginning a 42-month project to provide pervasive Wi-Fi coverage within all remaining campus buildings. Inasmuch as less than 35% of campus within-building space presently has … Continued