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UIT celebrates 10th anniversary of the Node 4 newsletter

A sketch of the ARPANET nodes.

In October 2013, UIT Strategic Communication published the first edition of Node 4 — a monthly newsletter for UIT employees containing IT news and announcements, employee features, event information, and more.

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Fitness devices leverage consumer privacy to optimize health

A woman checks her heartbeat on her Apple Watch.

Although health wearables collect a lot of information beyond the scope of your fitness activities, increasing your risk during a data breach, there are still a few key ways to protect your data.

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IT governance roundup

IT Governance

The Enterprise Web Advisory Committee (EWAC) met on October 5 and the Teaching and Learning Portfolio (TLP) met on October 17. The Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC) will next meet on November 14 and the IT Architecture and New Technology (ANTC) Committee will reconvene on November 27.

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Aimee Ellett receives Kevin Taylor Memorial Service Award

L-R: Chief Technology Officer Jim Livingston, Special Assistant to the CIO Aimee Ellett, and Chief Information Officer Steve Hess pose at 102 Tower with an oversized

The 2023-24 Kevin Taylor Memorial Service Award was presented to Aimee Ellett, special assistant to Chief Information Officer Steve Hess, during the UIT All-Hands Meeting held online on September 19. Ellett received a plaque and a symbolic oversized check denoting a $500 honorarium.

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President Randall approves revised information security policy

The U's Park Building, overlaid with a duotone of yellow and orange

The changes comply with the recently updated USHE Board Policy R345: Information Technology Resource Security and strengthen the university’s information security policy to address the present and increasing risks of cybersecurity incidents.

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PMO Corner: Major Avaya voice system upgrade nears completion

Syndi Haywood, associate director for UIT Voice Services and Business Administration

A significant system upgrade for Avaya, the U’s central telephone solution, is on track for completion in early December 2023. The upgrade from Avaya Communication Manager version 8.1 to version 10.1 will impact approximately 15,675 hard phones and softphones.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22