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New research computing package supports data-intensive research

Information and Technology Services has launched a new package of supercomputing resources for researchers and PhD students on all U-M campuses: the U-M Research Computing Package, provided by ITS. The U-M Research Computing Package reduces the current rates for high performance computing and research storage services provided by ITS by an estimated 35-40 percent. The reduction in rates… Read More »

2021 Hacks with Friends — a completely different experience

The pandemic kept many events from happening over the past year, but the 2021 Hacks with Friends (HWF) was not one of them. The first-ever virtual Hacks with Friends kicked off on May 7 with the first of three Friday sessions thanks to the organization and resourcefulness of the planning committee, led by co-chairs Joe Lubomirski (Dearborn ITS)… Read More »

All together now – Microsoft 365 coming to Michigan Medicine!

The Michigan Medicine community will soon begin exploring the benefits of Microsoft 365 (M365) – a product suite that brings together many of Microsoft’s most popular tools – in a new, better, and more powerful way. Combining the best of desktop, web, and mobile applications, M365 will enable users to collaborate in real-time, with anyone in Michigan Medicine… Read More »

ITS adds additional security to Virtual Sites with Duo

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 »

New! Technology Leadership Community of Practice

By | May 25, 2021

We are excited to announce the creation of the Technology Leadership Community of Practice (CoP)! This new group offers those within the U-M technology community an opportunity to come together with others interested in leadership development, skill advancement, and next practices. The new CoP will create an environment that seeks to discuss, shape, and guide each other through collaboration… Read More »

U-M retires BlueJeans videoconferencing service

One of the university’s original videoconferencing services, BlueJeans, was retired on May 1. Information and Technology Services (ITS) will continue to offer Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams for all faculty, staff, and students to use at no cost. The U-M community uses videoconferencing services to facilitate everything from remote meetings to virtual classrooms, research collaborations to yoga… Read More »

University makes changes to U-M Zoom

The university will roll out three key changes to U-M Zoom on May 18, 2021. The changes are being implemented to improve security while ensuring that U-M Zoom continues to meet the needs of the U-M community.  Users of U-M Zoom are being notified of these changes on a rolling basis. It is important that users take action… Read More »

A year of Service Excellence: TeamDynamix helps improve customer service

Last spring, while the entire world was coming to terms with uncertain “new normals,” growing health concerns, and video conversations interrupted by home life, a project team in Information and Technology Services stayed stubbornly on track and under budget for its May 12, 2020, release date.