2017 CTC Fall Retreat informs and honors IT pros

November 21, 2017

The 2017 CTC Fall Retreat and IT Awards drew a crowd of campus IT professionals for catching up with colleagues, learning the latest technologies and efforts across the University, and honoring their fellow IT pros for their work during the … Continued

ITS Annual Report highlights 2016-2017 accomplishments

November 20, 2017

The ITS Annual Report for the 2016-2017 fiscal year is now available online. Through this publication, ITS celebrates its success in supporting the teaching, research and service missions of UNC-Chapel Hill. This report shares stories, videos and stats on the … Continued

Because I said so? Why policies exist

October 26, 2017

Kim Stahl (MSIS ’97), who works in the ITS Policy Office, provides this guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. She is available to talk about policies, and routinely rewards people who bring her policy issues to address. Contact … Continued

How to create safe and easy passwords and keep track of them

October 12, 2017

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Charlie Mewshaw, IT Security Specialist with the Information Security Office, answers often-posed questions about passwords, including what constitutes a secure password, why password policies are the way they are, and … Continued

Privacy, security and risk assessments: where it all comes together

October 5, 2017

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Chief Privacy Officer Micki Jernigan explains the purpose and intricacies of privacy reviews and security risk assessments. Privacy reviews and security risk assessments are intended to protect: individuals’ information (students, … Continued

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