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Microsoft Teams available for videoconferencing and collaboration

Information and Technology Services (ITS) strives to provide a diverse collaboration portfolio to an increasingly remote campus. With the upcoming retirement of BlueJeans, ITS has launched Microsoft Teams as an additional videoconferencing option to Zoom at U-M and Google Meet.  In addition to videoconferencing, Microsoft Teams is another collaboration tool option offered by ITS that helps people stay… Read More »

ITS making improvements with DNS Security Extensions

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. Due to the higher level of risk in signing our DNS records, ITS does not plan to start signing our DNS records until later in the year.… Read More »

ITS makes data management easier with launch of Denodo at U-M

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 »

Sign up for the 2021 Michigan IT Mentor Program

Are you interested in helping colleagues reach their professional goals, or striving towards professional goals of your own? If so, sign up to become a mentor or mentee in the 2021 Michigan IT Mentor Program. The Michigan Mentor IT program empowers and enables Michigan IT professionals from all levels to connect and learn from others with similar interests… Read More »

Virtual 2020 Michigan IT Symposium exceeds expectations

The 2020 Michigan IT Symposium was held virtually November 10–12, 2020, with the theme “Innovative solutions to support the university mission.” Event highlights included: A leadership conversation between U-M VPIT-CIO Ravi Pendse and Michael S. Barr, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy Pendse’s fireside chat with keynote speaker Eric Yuan, Zoom CEO 18 fascinating breakout sessions… Read More »

TeamDynamix saves the university time, money

In May of this year, ITS released the TeamDynamix (TDX) service management system. TDX was selected for many reasons, including ease of use, accessibility, and flexibility. TDX also arrived with significant cost savings. The benefits of TDX  U-M’s TeamDynamix licensing agreement provides unlimited enterprise licensing and multi-tenant capabilities, allowing for multiple ticketing applications within the U-M Private Cloud… Read More »

COVID-19 research leverages machine learning and high-performance computing

A researcher in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) is pioneering two separate, ongoing efforts for measuring and forecasting COVID-19: pandemic modeling and a risk tracking site.  The projects are led by Sabrina Corsetti, a senior undergraduate student pursuing dual degrees in honors physics and mathematical sciences, and supervised by Thomas Schwarz, associate professor of… Read More »

Patient data tells a story to help Michigan Medicine clinicians read ahead

Hospital patients produce a tremendous amount of data. Throughout Michigan Medicine, MCIRCC’s PICTURE analytic is reading the stories within this data to help clinicians act on potential emergencies chapters in advance. In the summer of 2020, the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC) detailed its predictive analytic “PICTURE,” which crunches an array of patient data—including… Read More »

Cybersecurity Month wrap-up by the numbers

As shown above, highlights of Cybersecurity month include: 9 virtual training sessions covering topics like privacy and data use, using Duo two-factor authentication, data classification, and more 4 virtual drop-in Q&A sessions with security analysts 1000+ people sent and received email with Virtru enhanced email security                                                                            22K+ MiWorkspace and MiServer managed systems have CrowdStrike Falcon installed for enhanced… Read More »

Register for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium

Join colleagues from across U-M for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium. Experience this energizing opportunity to learn new skills, connect with other IT professionals, and hear from campus leaders and innovators who are employing technology to empower the leaders and best! Details at-a-glance When: November 10 – 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. each day (including breaks)Where: Virtually through Zoom… Read More »

IT mentoring opportunities

Mentors are caring professionals who share their knowledge, experience, and expertise to help mentees reach their unique professional goals and expand their networks. What would having an IT mentor mean to you? What would it mean to be a mentor to one of your more-junior colleagues? With the Michigan IT Mentor program, U-M IT professionals have the opportunity… Read More »

Collaborating for student success, one space at a time!

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 »

Bring the power of the HPC clusters to your laptop

Open OnDemand (OOD) is a tool that brings to researchers and students the power of Great Lakes, the university’s flagship open-science, high-performance, computing cluster.  Open OnDemand is a way for researchers and students to use a web interface to access the Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) Great Lakes and Lighthouse High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources. Because users… Read More »

New version of Wolverine Access launched

Visitors to Wolverine Access experienced a new gateway to university systems and resources beginning September 27. The new Wolverine Access makes it easier to find and “bookmark” frequently-used tools and resources within the U-M digital universe, has a mobile-friendly design that is easy to use on all devices, and is built on a more modern and secure platform… Read More »

Ross IT supports hybrid “public health-informed” return to campus

By | September 29, 2020

After supporting the move of students, faculty, and staff to remote learning and working, Ross IT developed plans for a “public health-informed” return to campus for the fall semester. Ross IT engaged with the Ross community to prepare how to transform the classrooms to meet the hybrid academic requirements. The approach involved three principles for design: consistent, standardized,… Read More »