On July 9, 2022, Denodo at U-M was upgraded from version 7 to version 8. Denodo at U-M is a data virtualization tool that can connect to a wide variety of data sources—relational databases, APIs, spreadsheets, websites, flat files, document databases, etc.—and combine, aggregate, filter, and join the data to create easy to understand views. When these views… Read More »
ITS announced that, effective October 28, 2021, it is making Informatica Cloud at U-M available to ITS teams. Informatica Cloud is the cloud-based version of the current on-premise Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) product designed to perform large data operations. Informatica Cloud is an on-demand subscription service that provides a complete platform for cloud integration and data management.… Read More »
In January 2019, U-M made Duo two-factor authentication a requirement for logging into many U-M systems. Since then, Information and Technology Services (ITS) continues to add two-factor authentication to additional services to ensure that the university is securing our important digital resources. Beginning June 16, 2021, Virtual Sites, another ITS provided service, will be added to the list… Read More »
ITS has begun testing DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for use at U-M. If this testing does not present any significant issues, ITS will begin validating signatures at the end of January.
The University of Michigan, as a public research institution, houses an incredible amount of data. One of the struggles that leaders and analysts face is how to easily pull together data from the vast number of sources currently available to help gain insights on many topics and improve decision making. That work just got a bit easier. In… Read More »
While preparing for the fall term under the COVID-19 pandemic, the university recognized that the student experience on campus in the 2020–21 academic year would be very different than a regular term at U-M. To support students on campus, the university launched a new web-based space reservation system and app for the Ann Arbor campus called Study Spaces… Read More »
For ITS Infrastructure teams the Labor Day weekend was not a holiday — they were working down to the wire, fighting through bad weather in Ann Arbor to complete work on North Campus to complete a much needed network upgrade to Northwoods IV & V whose apartments are home to many U-M graduate students and their families. This… Read More »
Dependence on the U-M Network has always been strong, but this term it will be used in locations, and ways not seen before. With COVID-19 concerns at a high level, the university has come up with creative ideas to assist our faculty and students, and decrease density in buildings, by creating new outdoor spaces for students to work… Read More »
Make your U-M Gmail even more secure Information and Technology Services (ITS) is happy to announce that effective immediately, students, staff, and faculty have access to a new email security tool — Virtru. (Note: Michigan Medicine provides a similar capability for their email service). With Virtru, you can send end-to-end encrypted email to any address, prevent a forwarded email… Read More »
In June 2020, Information and Technology Services (ITS) announced an agreement to offer Dropbox at U-M—a cloud file storage option that provides automatic back-up and is readily accessible from any device. The first phase of the rollout included individual accounts with a 5TB storage limit for all faculty, staff, and students on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint… Read More »
With COVID-19 changing the landscape of how higher-education and other areas of our society operate, gaining important insights from data is more important than ever. As U-M begins a historical public health-informed in-residence semester, the Michigan Insights on Demand (MIND) team at Information and Technology Services (ITS) continues to make strides in building and enhancing the ecosystem needed… Read More »
Information and Technology Services (ITS) recently announced an agreement to offer Dropbox, a cloud file storage option that provides automatic back-up and is readily accessible from any device, to all faculty, staff and students on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses as well as Michigan Medicine. U-M’s agreement with Dropbox includes a Business Associate Agreement (BAA), which… Read More »
You have probably heard that the University of Michigan was selected to host the second of three 2020 Presidential Debates. The event will take place on the Ann Arbor campus on October 15, 2020, and will be staged largely on the university’s athletics campus, with Crisler Center as the main stage. In addition to the Crisler Center, other… Read More »
What does it take to connect the #1 public research university in the U.S. to the rest of the world? The answer is a powerful network, that allows faculty, students, staff, and researchers on the U-M Ann Arbor campus to reach and share enormous amounts of information with their partners around the world. The data network is the… Read More »
The Michigan Insights oN Demand initiative (previously called “Where is our Data?”) now includes multiple projects under three work streams.
Congratulations to the ITS Infrastructure team for receiving the 2019 E&I National Cloud Leadership Award for Collaboration along with the University of Minnesota and Internet2 for its work on network automation and cloud connectivity.
Sometimes timing is everything! This was the case when Student Life partnered with Information and Technology Services (ITS) on a data mapping proof-of-concept for its “Where is our Data?” initiative. Back in April, a story in Michigan IT News updated the U-M community about the effort to better understand where our institutional data lives within ITS systems, how… Read More »
Some of you may have heard folks from ITS talking about the “Where’s Our Data?” effort that spun up around seven months ago and probably wondered: What exactly does that mean? When our new VPIT-CIO Ravi Pendse arrived on campus last August, he spent several months listening to the U-M community about IT needs and asking questions. With… Read More »
Squirrels and backhoes can cause havoc for the university’s core fiber network. But thanks to redundant design, campus is protected from outages.
Many of you are familiar with the Verizon commercial “Can you Hear Me Now?” Thanks to the partnership between ITS, HITS, and Verizon, the answer to that question for folks in the North Campus Research Complex is a resounding “Yes!”