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Recently, several variations of phishing emails have been tricking students, faculty and staff into thinking the email is from NIU. The email states that you must validate your NIU account information by clicking on a link or you will be blocked from your account. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK. This email is not from...
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Telecommunications have changed dramatically since NIU first began operating its own Nortel SL100 telephone switch in 1989. The Division of Information Technology is in the information gathering phase of upgrading NIU’s voice system. Feedback is needed. IT Communication Services and Client First, a telecommunications consulting firm, will host meetings Wednesday, Sept. 10, and Thursday, Sept. 11,...
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Division of Information Technology network engineers worked from 11 p.m. Thursday, July 31, until the early hours of Friday, Aug. 1, to add guest access to all 1,300 campus Wi-Fi access points. As part of the Division’s decision to improve the campus Wi-Fi experience, the additional charge for guest access has been eliminated. Accounts that...
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A new online directory has been developed by the Division of IT Web Applications team. Starting Tuesday, July 29, the Directory link in the upper right corner of NIU web pages will take you to the new interface. New Features Click to call on your smartphone Click to see a location in Google Maps Click...
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The new password self-service option makes resetting your password even easier. The fastest and easiest way to change your password is to do it yourself online, just like at Google or Amazon. To match that ease of use, we’re turning on security questions. Once these are filled out, you may never need to call the Help Desk...
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The Division of Information Technology Services is breaking ground on a new project to make the Microsoft suite of collaboration and communications tools, known as Office 365 for Education, available to the NIU community. Students will benefit first as they’ll be able to install the Office 2013 suite on personal computers and mobile devices for...
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Effective Tuesday, July 22, all new employee password changes will have an expiration of 365 days rather than 130 days. No immediate action is required: Current passwords are still valid and will continue to expire on the date already set in the system. However, the next time users go online to change them, they will...
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The Division of Information Technology is modernizing NIU’s core network to maximize speed and security. More Bandwidth The DoIT Network Services team is hard at work installing new network infrastructure (equipment, fiber optic cabling) across campus to enhance the scalability of NIU’s network. As part of the project, 10-gigabit connections are replacing one-gigabit connections within...
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Information Technology Services provides retirees with continuing access to computing services at NIU. AccountID Your AccountID expires 210 days after your retirement date or Feb. 2, 2015, whichever comes later. Your AccountID gives you access to MyNIU for your W-2. Are you coming back to work at NIU? Fill out a request to extend your primary...
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To all members of the Northern Illinois Community: Heartbleed is a significant Internet security vulnerability that has gathered media attention because it has existed, without detection, for two years and poses the possibility that confidential information has been stolen without any detectable trace. NIU has this vulnerability and is working to fix it in those...
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Have an ITS-hosted virtual server? The money savings have begun. Starting this month, new and existing customers will pay much lower rates for virtual servers. Strategic investments in hardware and software have enabled ITS to reduce the monthly fee for a basic production virtual server from $275 to $50. Custom virtual machines are also cheaper...
New Northern Illinois University CIO and Vice President for Information Technology Brett Coryell will begin work at NIU on Monday, April 7. The 47-year-old will oversee the university’s information technology infrastructure and will report directly to the president as a member of his cabinet. Previously, Coryell spent nine years as a deputy CIO at two top-tier...
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