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IT security policies are critical to the U's mission

IT policies are critical to the U's mission

If you’re the average University of Utah faculty or staff member, it’s possible you’ve never read the U’s information technology and IT security policies. Whether you have or have not, we all must follow them — and for good reason, too.

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Brian Harris puts 'internet smarts' in DIY art

Brian Harris and his son during a torchlight parade at Alta ski area

UIT's Brian Harris has fostered a true passion for making technology-infused art. Some resemble a geeky, grown-up version of Lite Brite, like a University of Utah block U with LED lights that chase around the edges.

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Turn to website and Twitter for POWDER news

Photo illustration of a network superimposed over on an image of Salt Lake City

Keep track of all the breakthroughs coming out of the POWDER wireless testbed by visiting and @powder_wireless on Twitter.

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Microsoft Teams upgrade: Free training available

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is hosting several first- and second-level Microsoft Teams training sessions for University of Utah community members in advance of the university’s migration from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams this fall.

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IT governance roundup


No IT governance meetings took place in July. The Enterprise Web Advisory Council will meet on August 10. The Strategic Information Technology Committee will reconvene on September 14. The Architecture and New Technology Committee will regroup on September 27.

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Network Services team expands its ACI tool set

Network illustration

UIT has spent the past few years adopting new Cisco technologies as it converts the university's data centers to application-centric infrastructure (ACI) environments. ACI is an ambitious data center strategy that shifted the security focus from the “the network” to “the application.”

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Last Updated: 4/13/21