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Volume 6 Issue 1

May 2012


Strategic Planning and IT Team Activities

The Strategic Planning IT Fundamental Area Team is charged with creating an enhanced organizational structure for information technology as well as developing IT solutions that support the goals and tactics in the Theme and Fundamental areas of the University’s Strategic Plan....More...

Improved Information Searches via the Google Search Appliance

In order to improve Internet searches for the campus community, CITS has purchased and implemented a new tool called the Google Search Appliance (GSA)....More...

Collaboration Software Purchased with Researchers in Mind

The purchase of Vibe was an idea born out of the CITS strategic planning process.  Although Google Docs has proved to be a popular tool for document collaboration, some members of the campus community could not get comfortable with a “cloud-based” solution....More...

A New Web Conferencing Tool is Available for Use

A Web conferencing tool has been used for the first time here at UM during the Spring semester....More...

Snippets – Short Video Training Tutorials

Each month the CITS IT Help Desk receives over a thousand calls for help from students, faculty, and staff.  An analysis of these call records reveals a notable amount of redundancy....More...

New Processes Feed Data and Payments into the Student Information Management System

Our campus has been using SIMS, our Student Information Management System based on Banner software, for over 11 years now.  But creative people in the various schools keep developing new ways to use it....More...

Survey Results Indicate that Satisfaction with CITS Services Runs High

During a survey administered recently by the Center for Information Technology Services (CITS), 96 percent of faculty and staff and 94 percent of students indicated “satisfaction” with CITS services...More...

Last updated on May 18, 2012