A Warning about Exchange Email and iOS 11

Apple has published a notice about sending an email with the new iOS 11 and an Outlook.com or Exchange email account. As SMU uses Exchange and Office 365 for email, we are asking the SMU Community to delay installing the latest OS on your mobile device until an update is available.

The original notice from Apple is below: Continue reading A Warning about Exchange Email and iOS 11

SMU ID or TollTag Required for SMU Parking Lots & Centers

SMU NTTA TollTagLast Spring, the Office of Information Technology and Parking and ID Card Services partnered to add TollTag entry for parking gates as an easier and quicker alternative to swiping your SMU ID Card to gain access. This week, SMU Buildings and Roads announced that starting on Monday, August 28, 2017, this system and a new touch-to-enter method using your SMU ID Card will be the only ways to get into the parking centers.

The original notice from SMU Buildings and Roads is below: Continue reading SMU ID or TollTag Required for SMU Parking Lots & Centers

Dr. Michael H. Hites to lead OIT into Second Century

Dr. Michael H. HitesThis summer, Dr. Michael H. Hites, an executive with 17 years of experience leading large-scale computing operations for university-based research and innovation, joined OIT as SMU’s Chief Information Officer. In addition to leading OIT, Hites will oversee the University’s high-performance computing initiatives, including the ManeFrame II supercomputer: SMU’s fourth-generation upgrade ranks among the top academic supercomputers in the nation.  Continue reading Dr. Michael H. Hites to lead OIT into Second Century

Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on August 17, 2017

Buildings impacted by shutdownSMU Buildings and Roads has circulated a notice that electrical service will be shut off to several campus buildings as a part of campus construction activities. The shutdown will begin on Thursday, August 17, 2017, starting approximately at 8 p.m. and is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Offices in these buildings should remember to shut down computers and printers before the electrical service being shut off.

The original notice from SMU Buildings and Roads is below: Continue reading Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on August 17, 2017

Single Sign-On Page Gets Facelift

Single Sign-OnYou’ve seen the page. You log in to my.SMU or Canvas and are greeted by the Single Sign-On page requesting your SMU ID and Password. This week, that page will be updated with a new mobile friendly look and feel. No functional changes will be made so it will work just as you expect. Both the regular Single Sign-On page and the Duo Authentication pages will be updated on the morning of Thursday, August 17, 2017.

You can see samples of the new pages below. Continue reading Single Sign-On Page Gets Facelift

Summer 2017 Security Report Now Available

OIT Security Report 2017 Summer Edition

Our Summer 2017 edition of the OIT Security Report is now available to the SMU community. In this edition, we discuss the rise in ransomware, how scammers are now targeting you via text message, results of our Cybersecurity Survey, and some personal Identity Theft stories.

To access the report, click the link below.

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This report is confidential and not intended for distribution outside the University.

ManeFrame II is ready for you!

SMU's ManeFrame IIWe are pleased to announce that ManeFrame II (M2) is ready for general use. M2 represents a significant upgrade over ManeFrame – it has more than 6 times the processing power and a number of new cutting-edge technologies. With a theoretical peak processing capacity of 630 teraflops, it gives SMU faculty and students access to a state-of-the-art resource for research and teaching. Continue reading ManeFrame II is ready for you!

Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on July 21, 2017

Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on July 21, 2017SMU Buildings and Roads has circulated a notice that electrical service will be shut off to several campus buildings as a part of campus construction activities. The shutdown will begin on Friday, July 21, 2017, starting approximately at 07 p.m. and is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Offices in these buildings should remember to shut down computers and printers before the electrical service being shut off.

The original notice from SMU Buildings and Roads is below: Continue reading Electrical Service Shutdown to Impact Networking on July 21, 2017