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  • 2-Step Verification

    On October 5, 2016, UNC-Chapel Hill implemented 2-Step Verification, a process designed to secure and safeguard personal information and vital University data and credentials. At a time when phishing scams are becoming ever more frequent on our campus, this enhancement is part of our ongoing work to ensure that personal and University information remains secured and protected. What is 2-Step Verification? Also called 2-Factor or Multi-Factor authentication, 2-Step Verification adds a second layer of security… Read More about 2-Step Verification.

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  • Access Request Re-Engineering

    What is it? ITS is looking into holistic solutions to replace and modernize the existing access request process and system by creating a completely paperless solution that simplifies the access request process. Solutions include automation of access based on job positions and HR Onboarding/Offboarding processes. We are also making improvements to the existing access request system for better usability and in preparation for the long-term solution. Why are we doing it? The current access request… Read More about Access Request Re-Engineering.

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  • Accountable Plan

    What are we going to do? Updating ConnectCarolina to enforce compliance with the IRS Accountable Plan effective January 1, 2024. This change will enforce the IRS requirements that submission of reimbursements older than 60 days are taxable.  No reimbursements will be issued if the submission is more than 180 days after the expense is incurred. Why are we doing it? The project is being implemented to ensure compliance with tax statutes relating to reimbursements. Non-compliance… Read More about Accountable Plan.

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  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    In September 2016, UNC-Chapel Hill began providing all students and 2,000 instructional faculty and staff with access to Adobe Creative Cloud, a collection of creative desktop and mobile tools, including PhotoShop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro and InDesign. Adobe Creative Cloud is a package of creative desktop applications for digital imaging, design, web and video, plus online services and storage. “The University is helping lead the empowerment of students to advance from being a generation of digital… Read More about Adobe Creative Cloud.

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  • AltaVault Replacement (NetApp CBS)

    The NetApp AltaVault is reaching the end of its life cycle in December 2023. We need a replacement solution to move identified data off-premise for specified time periods. The replacement solution will be an automated tool that: moves data from on-premise to off-premise, logs the process and expires the data at the appropriate time, allows us to retrieve the data and restore it on-premise when required, and have a cost model that fits the ITS… Read More about AltaVault Replacement (NetApp CBS).

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  • Atlassian Cloud Migration (Confluence and Jira)

    What is it? ITS is transitioning from running Atlassian Confluence and Jira on-premises to the cloud-hosted versions. Confluence is a widely used collaboration tool for managing technical documentation in a wiki format, while Jira is used for project management across various divisions within the organization. To make things simpler and more reliable, we are also switching to Microsoft’s tools called Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Microsoft Authenticator for accessing Confluence and Jira. This is the… Read More about Atlassian Cloud Migration (Confluence and Jira).

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  • Background Check Phase Two

    Phase one of the Background Check project went live in May 2021, but a second phase is needed. Phase two has multiple parts. First, our contract with CastleBranch, the existing Background Check vendor, ends in December 2021. We’ve chosen InfoMart as the University’s new vendor, so phase two will switch all integrations from CastleBranch to InfoMart. This phase needs to be completed by the end of this calendar year. The second part of phase two… Read More about Background Check Phase Two.

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  • Carolina Key Passwordless Login

    What is it? UNC-Chapel Hill is moving toward passwordless logins with a new option called Carolina Key. When you use Carolina Key, you will be using your device’s built-in security features, such as facial and fingerprint recognition. You can also set up a  PIN. Carolina Key, used with your Onyen, streamlines single sign-on by eliminating the need for a password and two-step verification, while enhancing University digital security. Carolina Key works with all web-based applications… Read More about Carolina Key Passwordless Login.

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  • Carolina Residence Halls Welcome Wi-Fi: ResNet Wireless Upgrade

    For years students sought Wi-Fi access in their individual rooms, and in 2013 the University Budget Committee identified funding for this long- awaited service. As a result, all on-campus University dorms now have full wireless coverage to satisfy the needs of students who come to school with numerous Wi-Fi-hungry devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, and video-streaming consoles. Project completed faster than expected With support and encouragement from the Residence Hall Association, ITS and… Read More about Carolina Residence Halls Welcome Wi-Fi: ResNet Wireless Upgrade.

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  • Carolina Talent Performance Appraisals

    Phase I of Carolina Talent Performance was implemented last year, but the performance appraisals were still being done on paper forms. For the 2021-2022 performance period, we are implementing online performance appraisals in Carolina Talent along with with additional changes related to: Second level manager signatures HR checkpoint review step Employee Self Assessments Automation of currently manual task creation Non-compliance reporting and procedure Comments on Development Plans  

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  • CarolinaGO: Mobile App

    CarolinaGO, the official University mobile app for UNC-Chapel Hill, is now used by some 10,000 members of the campus community. The app enables students, faculty and staff to easily access resources such as dining options, a campus map, walking directions, bus routes and campus events. It also is the only native mobile platform for Sakai and ConnectCarolina. Through this mobile version of ConnectCarolina, students can conveniently add or drop classes, view class schedules, change emergency… Read More about CarolinaGO: Mobile App.

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  • Data Mart Optimization

    What is it? The purpose of the data mart optimization project is to streamline processes and provide a way for end users to maintain the mapped values between UNC Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and the UNC System Office data marts. Why are we doing it? Currently, the data mapping between UNC-CH and the UNC System Office is maintained by developers, and requests for changes are dependent on the developers’ availability. This project will create an interface… Read More about Data Mart Optimization.

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