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Upgraded image sharing to improve patient care at Michigan Medicine

By | January 7, 2022

Later this month, Michigan Medicine will implement Clinical Enterprise Imaging (CEI) — a program consisting of multiple projects aimed at improving the display and sharing of images across the institution. eUnity (WebPACS) will improve the display of diagnostic images across the enterprise.  This project will replace the existing systems with a new common infrastructure, allowing staff to view… Read More »

mFile will retire on May 2, 2022

Currently, about 4,000 members of the U-M community use mFile to access files they have stored in the U-M AFS. mFile, a web application originally introduced in 1998, relies on Cosign authentication and is not supported by the university’s newer weblogin software, Shibboleth. Learn more about the university’s transition away from Cosign. Select an alternative method for accessing… Read More »

Yottabyte (Blue) to retire April 2022

The Yottabyte Research Cloud, powered by Verge.io, provides U-M researchers with high-performance, secure, and flexible computing environments enabling the analysis of data sets, and hosting of databases for research purposes. Yottabyte (Blue) will retire on April 4, 2022. Yottabyte (Maize) for sensitive data will continue to be offered as a service.  To determine if a virtual server is… Read More »

Technology helps preserve Michigan’s musical history and culture

From Kentucky bluegrass “noodlin’ and doodlin’” to Louisiana Zydeco to German hurdy-gurdy to East European Klezmer to Indian Manipuri dancing to Native American pow wows, and much more, the Michigan Musical Heritage Project has been documenting Michigan’s folk history and culture since 2014.  The project is led by ethnomusicologist Lester P. Monts, Arthur F. Thurnau professor emeritus of… Read More »

Leveraging technology to improve education outcomes

Researchers from U-M campuses and all across the country are using education data provided by the State of Michigan to study a wide variety of topics ranging from the effects of COVID-19 on public school enrollment to the role of neighborhood instability on student educational outcomes to exploring the ways that financial assets can change youth’s lives. An… Read More »

Custom software development advances LSA research

The LSA Technology Services Research Software Programming team has developed numerous custom desktop, web, and mobile applications for researchers in LSA. Programs developed by this group have helped with projects as varied as building robots, tracking monkey behavior, training mice to recognize patterns, and analyzing circadian rhythms.

Google Cloud Platform: Versatility in compute options, new pricing for researchers

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) now offers greater flexibility and even better pricing for researchers. The suite of products and services includes application hosting, cloud computing, database services, and more, that is available for current faculty and staff. To date, the GCP team has given nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of credits to accelerate research and work around barriers created by supply chain shortages. 

Informatica Cloud at U-M launches at Information and Technology Services

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 »

NameCoach pronunciation tool API now available to developers

NameCoach is a web-based tool that allows users to record, listen to, and learn names. It promotes inclusivity across all campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine) for all current students, faculty, and staff. NameCoach enables units to promote organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion, foster employee retention, and forge better customer relationships. Now, the NameCoach Participants APIs are… Read More »

School of Dentistry uses 3D CAD/CAM technology to better serve patients, students

In the past, having a tooth crowned meant visiting the dentist twice: once to bite into thick, pink, not-so-great-tasting putty to create molds of your teeth, followed by having the tooth drilled to make room for a temporary cap; and again, weeks later, to have the newly-made crown put in place.  Luckily for current and future U-M patients… Read More »

Closure of Box-to-Dropbox migration window quickly approaches

U-M’s move from Box to Dropbox has gone amazingly well, as the window for scheduling migrations is coming to a close on October 31. The faculty, staff, and students on top of their game have scheduled over 345 terabytes of data to be migrated since last spring, when the process officially began. By comparison, that amounts to more… Read More »

MRequest (FootPrints) retirement project update

MRequest (FootPrints), a web-based service for the tracking and management of customer support, is on track to retire in three months. As of Sept. 3, 85 percent of all workstations have been retired or deactivated, and the majority of the remaining units will complete migrations in November.  There are a few key dates remaining in the retirement schedule:… Read More »

Tech Shop Student Account Billing now available to UM-Dearborn

By | September 8, 2021

Like so many plans during early 2020, the new physical Tech Shop on the UM-Dearborn campus was put on hold due in part to the COVID-19 global pandemic; however, Director of Campus Tech Rich Wong quickly identified this pause as a new opportunity. Rich connected with UM-Dearborn Senior Manager for Business Affairs Marc Brigolin to inquire about a… Read More »