Author Archives: Ian Aberle

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Nominate An SMU Cybersecurity Superhero!

SMU is searching for Cybersecurity Superheroes and we need your help to find them!  They may look like a mild-mannered SMU employee, but in the last 12 months, they’ve donned their capes and thwarted cybervillains big and small. They’ve gone … Continue reading

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Save the Date: OIT Security Showdown

In conjunction with National Security Awareness Month in October, OIT will be hosting a Security Showdown on Friday, October 21st from 12-3. Join us for tips, tricks, and learn how to better protect yourself and the University. We will offer mini … Continue reading

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IT Training: Sitecore, Qualtrics, and Training On-Demand

OIT Training Team will be offering new training for Sitecore and Qualtrics this fall, plus hosting an overview of the Network Storage options. Also, we would like to remind you of the value of Lynda.com and the availability of Training On-Demand.

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OIT’s Training On-Demand

Last school year, the OIT Training Team offered over 150 classes and webinars to hundreds in the SMU community. We work hard to provide a variety of times and days for our training but understand, even with our best efforts, … Continue reading

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SMU Employees Now Able to Opt Out of Campus Mailings

One of the most popular topics on Operational Excellence comments form is the desire to reduce the volume of printed materials in campus mailboxes. In response to those requests, the Office of Information Technology, Human Resources and SMU Mail Direct have worked … Continue reading

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Appspace switchover starts today (09/06/2016)

As a reminder, our switchover to the new Appspace (formerly known as Nexus On-Demand) server for the campus digital signs begins this week. You may notice the team in the windows environment doing the manual updates to your digital sign. … Continue reading

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Appspace v5.8 Now Available for Digital Signage

We have upgraded our digital signage solution Appspace (formerly known as Nexus On-Demand) and are now able to deploy the updated digital signage system campus-wide. This latest version will enable new features, performance improvements, better browser support, and the ability to add additional … Continue reading

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Update your iPhones Now!

Yesterday, Apple released the iOS 9.3.5 update. You need to install it now. Yes, right now! You can read the rest of this while your iPhone is updating. We don’t usually push for people to update their devices so firmly, … Continue reading

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Back to School Phishing Attempt

It’s only the first day of classes and we have our first phishing attempt. Criminals are using the craziness of the first day back and lack of awareness by the newest members of our community to try and steal you … Continue reading

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Lyle Unification Project Update: August 2016

Over this summer, OIT has worked diligently to unify Lyle services. We have made progress with networking, including wireless, and lab updates over these past months. The Lyle wired networking equipment was updated to the latest software providing more security … Continue reading

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