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Photos: 2023 UIT Holiday Luncheon

UIT employees ice skate during the UIT Holiday Luncheon on December 11, 2023, at the Utah Olympic Oval. (Photo courtesy of Craig Bennion)

The Utah Olympic Oval welcomed about 185 UIT staff members on December 11, 2023, for the annual UIT Holiday Luncheon, which featured winter activities, including a curling workshop taught by Olympic gold and silver medalist Derek Parra using stones from the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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Network News: 6GHz, the best Wi-Fi standard available, is coming soon

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To alleviate spectrum congestion, and as part of a initiative at the University of Utah to stay at the forefront of wireless technologies, UIT is piloting Wi-Fi 6E — the best Wi-Fi standard currently available — in eight university buildings ahead of a university-wide release.

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USS team unveils new name, support process, and tools

Omni CMS editors attend the UIT Web Support & Usability team's Lunch and Learn event on November 14, 2023.

Content Management & Usability has changed its name to Web Support & Usability, which better reflects the team's services. Additionally, the team is moving its support process to a ServiceNow-based ticketing system.

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Simulated exercises help users identify, avoid phishing

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The U's Information Security Office routinely performs simulated phishing exercises to educate users on and increase awareness around phishing, a common technique criminals use to elicit personal information, install malware, and gain access to devices, networks, and systems.

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DCIO org wraps year with trivia, Halloween, and food drive events

A 30 gallon tote filled to the brim with donations.

The DCIO Smells Like Team Spirit Committee’s last three events of the year not only sought to keep boosting morale and strengthening staff bonds in the Deputy Chief Information Officer organization but give back to the U of U community.

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Dates open for 2024 ITIL 4 Foundations classes

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The two-day online course gives attendees a practical understanding of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) at the foundation level, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam.

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IT governance roundup

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The Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC) met on November 14, and the Teaching and Learning Portfolio (TLP) met on November 21. The IT Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC) will regroup on January 22, and the Enterprise Web Advisory Committee (EWAC) will meet on February 8.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22