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Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker announced he has hired Emory University Deputy Chief Information Officer Brett Coryell as NIU’s first-ever CIO and vice president for Information Technology. See more at: https://www.niutoday.info/2014/02/28/niu-names-coryell-cio/#sthash.Xnkd98xj.dpuf
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All members of the campus community are invited to meet finalists for the position of vice president of Information Technology and chief information officer at open forums beginning this week. The first candidate, Brett Coryell, will appear from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Illinois Room at the Holmes Student Center. Coryell...
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All members of the campus community are invited to meet finalists for the position of vice president of Information Technology and chief information officer at open forums beginning this week. All forums will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center. The first candidate will appear Thursday, Feb. 6, in...
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With Anywhere Printing, students can submit print jobs from any device with an Internet connection and pick it up at any Anywhere Printer. The Spring 2014 print quota is $14 of black-and-white and color printing. Money left over from Fall 2013 does not carry over to Spring 2014. Once the free print quota is used...
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On Dec. 1, 2013, ITS updated the anti-spam software that blocks spam and known viruses sent to NIU email addresses. ITS uses CanIt-Pro to scan messages sent to NIU mailboxes for common indicators of spam and viruses. This is a completely automated process; there is no human intervention. Meanwhile, no spam blocking solution is 100...
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NIUTEL has been a part of Information Technology Services for more than 25 years, delivering telecommunications services to the campus. Part of ITS Network & Communication Services, the team name has been changed to ITS Communication Services. The new name better describes the current range of services and looks ahead to future offerings. Located in...
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NIU GroupWise users must exercise caution today. An email phishing scam with the subject line “Message Northern Illinois University” is showing up in many mailboxes. DO NOT CLICK ON THAT LINK. It is an attempt to get your credentials. Those users who have clicked on the link should contact the ITS Help Desk at (815)...
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Employees in the former Division of Finance and Facilities might notice some minor disruptions in computer services Monday, Nov. 11, and Tuesday, Nov. 12, as Information Technology Services makes some behind-the-scenes changes to how Users, Groups, Printer Agents and Login Scripts are handled. The changes are being made to align the computing infrastructure with the...
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Information Technology Services is warning campus computer users of a new and “nasty”email threat called “Cryptolocker.” Cryptolocker, which generally comes in as an attachment to an email claiming to be a UPS delivery or some another realistic-sounding story, will: encrypt the victim’s files using a public key encryption; let the victim know their files are...
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Unable to attend EDUCAUSE 2013 in Anaheim this year? Take advantage of the online event instead! You and your team can learn and network with colleagues through live webinars by participating in the 2013 EDUCAUSE Online Annual Conference hosted by Information Technology Services (ITS). The online conference takes place at the NIU Wellness and Literacy...
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Every semester, thousands of NIU students go to computer labs to use course-specific software, access their H: drives and print. Information Technology Services has created a suite of applications, Anywhere Lab, that allows students to do all those things from any Internet-enabled device, on and off campus. Anywhere Apps Statistical applications SPSS and SAS are...
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In May, the NIU baseball team enjoyed access to Wi-Fi on the bus to the Mid-American Conference Tournament in Ohio. Information Technology Services and NIU Transportation worked together to conduct a trial run of the service. The students could connect to the Internet to attend to coursework, check email and view multimedia at broadband speeds....
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