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Action required: Register U phone numbers that send mass texts ASAP

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Entities, including universities, that use mass messaging platforms to send texts from local phone numbers must file with the Campaign Registry before October 1 or risk having their phone number blocked or text messages otherwise throttled.

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IT security education efforts strengthen the U

IT security training, like Cybersecurity Awareness Month, is available

University Rule 4-004O: Security Awareness and Training mandates information security education to help users recognize IT security concerns and respond accordingly, and understand their information system security roles and responsibilities.

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VPN users must switch to GlobalProtect by 2022

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By next year, all VPN users are expected to switch to GlobalProtect, which will become the central VPN service for all University of Utah and University of Utah Health staff, faculty, students, and affiliates.

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UGuest wireless network to require access code

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An SMS (text message)-capable phone and access code will soon be required to connect to UGuest, which provides visitors to the University of Utah and University of Utah Health with basic, unencrypted wireless internet access.

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Life-cycle refreshes are critical to connectivity

Network equipment

Though new wireless access points get a lot of attention, approximately 57 percent of network projects tracked in the 2021 calendar year are actually hardware and software life-cycle upgrades.

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UIT news and information resources for the U community

The UIT website contains a multitude of news and information resources.

UIT offers myriad resources to help U community members stay up to speed on IT news, unplanned outages, scheduled maintenance, and more. And starting September 30, email service subscribers will have even more control over the information sent to their inboxes.

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New form tool almost ready for Omni CMS customers

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FormAssembly, the new cloud service replacing UIT’s current form creation and management tool, will empower Omni CMS users to create and update their forms, and embed them in their websites.

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UIT-ITS golf tourney highlights include a hole-in-one

Golf tournament

The UIT/ITS golf tournament got back into the swing of things this year, as staff from the two organizations, past and present, met at Forest Dale Golf Course in September to join in friendly competition.

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IT governance roundup

Governance

The Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC) met on September 14. The Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC) regrouped on September 27. The Enterprise Web Advisory Council (EWAC) will meet on October 14. SITC will meet again on November 9. ANTC will reconvene on November 22.

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Last Updated: 4/13/21