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Volume 3 Issue 1

May 2009


Campus Telephone Service Costs Reduced for FY 2010

After an extensive analysis by the CITS Communications staff and the Office of Cost Analysis and Studies, we are refining the voice billing model and reducing costs to UMB schools and departments.... More...

One Less Logon to Remember - Plans for myUMBid Authentication to Blackboard

CITS continues to work at reducing the number of user IDs and passwords needed to access campus systems by increasing the use of the common logon known as myUMB ID or myUMBid.... More...

HS/HSL Network Infrastructure Upgrade

The present Health Sciences and Human Services Library building opened in 1998. After more than 10 years of use, the current switch (computer networking) infrastructure of the HS/HSL was in need of an upgrade... More...

WebVPN

Do you use VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology to provide a secure working connection between your home computer and your office desktop, or do you think that you might be a candidate to do so?...More...

Great News for VoIP Telephone Users!

The campus telephone directory is now available via your phone..... More...

UMB Builds an Additional Redundant, High-Speed Connection To the Internet

UMB has multiple redundant connections to the Internet through the University System of Maryland network/Internet system. This network infrastructure provides a seamless inter-institution connection to USM institutions as well as to institutions throughout the globe... More...

Advancing to Microsoft Exchange 2007

Microsoft Exchange is the behind-the-scenes server software that supports the MS Outlook email client which for most of us at UMB handles the daily flow of email to and from our office computers.  Many of us on campus are still working with the 2003 versions of Exchange and Outlook, but this is about to change.... More...

Microsoft Outlook Best Practices—Tips for Managing Your Email

Would you like to speed up your email performance and avoid seeing that bothersome pop-up:  “Outlook is trying to retrieve data from the Microsoft Exchange Server…”?.... More

Using Technology to Reduce Manual Input in SIMS/SURFS

An increasing number of institutions nationwide are loading the applicant information needed for students to be admitted, register and receive financial aid using information transmitted electronically from national application services.... More...

IT Plan Status

At the April 9, 2009 meeting of the Campus Information Technology Steering Committee, the Center for Information Technology Services presented a report detailing progress towards completion...More...

The CITS Website Has a New Look and Feel!

Check it out and let us know what you think! http://www.umaryland.edu/cits


Last updated on April 29, 2009