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Volume 5 Issue 2

October 2011



300 West Lexington Computing Facility -- Update

The University computing facility at 300 West Lexington Street is now fully operational.  The facility has a high-speed 10-gigabit connection to the campus network backbone.... More...

Research Computing Support Program Satisfies Faculty Requests

The Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) has developed a research computing support plan.  It was developed, and continues to be enhanced, with expert advice from a Faculty Research Advisory Committee.... More...

Google Search Appliance Improves Access to Information

The Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) has recently purchased a Google Search Appliance (GSA).  When fully implemented, it promises to provide faster, more relevant searches.... More...

New UM Identity Reflected in Enterprise Systems Names

We’ve all seen the striking banners proclaiming the University’s new brand, an illustration of our new identity:  We are no longer the University of Maryland, Baltimore; we are the University of Maryland.... More...

Travel eForms - Less Paper, Improved Service

The paper-intensive processes for pre-travel authorization and post-travel reimbursement at UM are about to change for the better!... More...

New Features and Functions for SIMS

Our campus has been using SIMS, our Student Information Management System based on Banner software, for just over 10 years now.  But creative people in the various schools, working with the IT professionals in CITS, keep developing new ways to use it.... More...

Software Available for Sale

The Software Licensing Office is pleased to announce that several new Adobe products are available for sale.... More...

Tools to Help You Fight Spam and Phishing

Did you know you can help the University fight the crusade against cybercriminals?  Fighting spam and phishing attempts and not falling victim to social engineering attacks is everyone’s responsibility..... More...

Accellion—the Secure Way to Transfer Large Files

Another tool in our arsenal to fight against cybercrime is the Accellion Secure File Transfer Appliance—or simply, “Accellion.”.... More...

Google Apps for Education (GAE) Replaces myUMB Mail for Students

Plain old email is so “last year”!  As of the Fall, 2011 semester UM students have “gone Google”!... More...

New Look to IT Help Desk Website

In an effort to provide better service and information to faculty, staff and students, the IT Help Desk website has recently been updated.... More...


Last updated on October 10, 2011