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As we increasingly use personal cell phones for work, here are two important things to remember. Illinois Freedom of Information Act The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides public access to government documents and records. As a state university, NIU is subject to the Illinois FOIA. Texts, e-mails, files, etc. used in the “transaction of public...
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NIU’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) renewed today the two Verisign SSL certificates for NIUWireless authentication. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? When you connect to NIUWireless, you are using a secure connection, meaning the data sent to and from your device is encrypted. If data was sent in plain text, an attacker might be able to...
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NIU’s Employee Cellular Services Stipend Agreement Form is now online. Employees who need cellular communication devices to do their jobs should use this form to request a monthly stipend. Talk with your manager/supervisor/department chair before submitting the form so the agreed upon amount is selected. Your department must then submit the Additional Pay Form to Payroll to...
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NIU’s Division of Information Technology has been working to improve cellular service in the New Residence Hall Complex. The installation of a Neutral Host Distributed Antenna System (DAS) in the New Residence Hall Complex began last summer. The installation is nearly done, and technical testing is complete. Eventually, the DAS will expand to improve cellular...
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NIU’s Division of Information Technology will host a technology event for faculty from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Ellington’s at the Holmes Student Center. At this event, faculty can familiarize themselves with the Hadoop pilot program, try Google Glass and other wearables and get advice from IT experts about their mobile devices....
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By the end of February, nearly half of the campus will have migrated from GroupWise to Outlook for enterprise email and calendars. Outlook can be accessed through mobile devices, a browser-based Web App, and installed clients for Windows and Mac. It brings together the tools you need – your email, calendar, contacts and files –...
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NIU’s Division of Information Technology will host another “Bring Your Own Device” event for students from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, inside Ellington’s at the Holmes Student Center. Students are invited to bring any mobile device to the event and get advice from IT experts on how to use it better and more...
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NIU has approved a Cellular Service Stipend Policy and will no longer purchase cellular communication devices for individual employee use. Employees whose duties require a cellular communication device may receive extra compensation in the form of a monthly stipend. This is taxable income. If the manager and employee agree that there is a need for...
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The migration from GroupWise email and calendaring to Outlook has begun. NIU’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and some early adopters have already migrated, totaling about 350 mailboxes so far. By the end of 2014, more than 1,500 accounts will have converted to Outlook, including Housing and Dining, the Office of the Provost, the Office...
NIU’s Division of Information Technology will host two events in coming weeks centered around mobile devices and digital content. Join Jason Beckham from Apple Education in the Boardroom from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, for a presentation about how faculty and students are using mobile devices and digital content to create, collaborate, innovate and...
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Dozens of students, faculty and staff come every week to the Division of Information Technology’s Contact Center, located in the Telecommunications and Security Building. It’s there that they seek help from the Mobility Support team. “Can you help me get NIU email on my phone?” “I just got this new tablet – how do I...
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The Division of Information Technology will be performing maintenance to the NIU network from midnight to 4 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. This work will impact NIU wi-fi campus-wide as well as wired network connections in all NIU residence halls. For more information, contact the DoIT helpdesk at [email protected] or (815) 753-8100.
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