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If you work from the Outlook on the Web (OWA) Client, you might have noticed a new feature has been added to your set of collaboration tools, Power BI. This powerful tool was first released by Microsoft in July 2015. With the licensing agreement between Microsoft and NIU, you now have access. What is Power...
With powerful supercomputing abilities and a support team in place to help users, NIU’s new Center for Research Computing and Data (CRCD) is poised to usher in a new era of big-data scientific research on campus. Just consider some of the center’s ongoing projects: Assembling and annotating the genomes of two species of petunia. Modeling...
A widespread email phishing attempt is targeting many NIU email addresses today. These emails are not legitimate and should be deleted. For more information, call (815) 753-8100 or email [email protected]
College Grind
In response to usage data collected over the past year, the Division of Information Technology is adjusting computer lab hours. This summer, only the College Grind in the Holmes Student Center and Founders Library Lab on the third floor will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The labs in the School of Music, Graham Hall...
Kevin Matesi
NIU graduate student Kevin Matesi will be honored in New York this month as the winner of the 2014 IBM Master the Mainframe contest. Matesi, of Wauconda, edged out nearly 4,900 competitors in the annual contest that challenges students to demonstrate their mainframe computer programming abilities. “I couldn’t believe it at first,” said Matesi, who...
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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...
Smart Classroom
Academic Computing Operations and Support, part of the Division of Information Technology at NIU, is offering training on using the audiovisual equipment in Provost-sponsored Smart Classrooms. New for spring semester is the addition of Open-Sankoré interactive whiteboard software to the Smart Classroom computers. This easy-to-use annotation software allows users to annotate over whatever is displayed...
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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...
Broadband Development Group
NIU’s Broadband Development Group (BDG) has moved from the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development to the Division of Information Technology (DoIT). Since 2007, the BDG and DoIT have worked closely to develop broadband networks for community anchor institutions like libraries, schools, public safety agencies, community colleges, and municipal governments throughout northern Illinois. The...
NIU’s Division of Information Technology announces the campus-wide availability of Qualtrics, a powerful yet easy-to-use survey tool. Through an enterprise agreement, Qualtrics is now available free of charge to all NIU students, faculty and staff. The Qualtrics tool replaces third-party survey applications such as Surveymonkey. NIU’s College of Business has been using Qualtrics since last fall and...
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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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