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Information Security

Our mission is to protect UA’s information assets and promote cybersafety.

Software Licensing

Information about enterprise level program and application software for research, education, and campus administration use.

IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk is OIT’s single point of contact for all IT services across campus.

Technology News

May 19th, 2015- On Saturday, May 30, the myBama portal will be down for systems work from 8AM to 12PM. If you have any issues after noon on Saturday, please Read More about

Renew SAS & JMP SID Files

May 13, 2015 – To renew your current license for SAS Education Analytic Suite and/or JMP Academic Suite, download and install the new SID files. The current license term ends Read More about Renew SAS & JMP SID Files

SPSS 23 Available

May 6, 2015 – SPSS 23 is now available for use on University-owned computers for teaching and research purposes only.  To request the upgrade, please e-mail the OIT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu.  If Read More about SPSS 23 Available

Acrobat Adobe DC is Here

April 21, 2015 – Adobe has released Acrobat DC, the upgrade to Acrobat Pro XI.  OIT supported users can contact the IT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu or 348-5555 to request Read More about Acrobat Adobe DC is Here

April 13th, 2015- As we continue the work transitioning all network services to the new campus network,  OIT is implementing a new method to administer and install network printers.  We Read More about

April 9th, 2015- ORACLE PATCH TO BE INSTALLED APR. 19 — The Office of Information Technology announces that the quarterly Oracle patch will be installed Sunday, Apr. 19, from 8 Read More about

March 24th, 2015- The Office of Information Technology will implement a Banner Bundle Upgrade to Production on Sunday, March 29th during the normal maintenance window. During the upgrade, myBama will Read More about

February 20th, 2015: OIT is aware of an email based virus infection that seems to be spreading and changing through embedded executables in zip file attachments.  We are working on Read More about

February 19th, 2015: Microsoft’s latest patch – KB3023607 – is causing connection failures with the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software. Microsoft and Cisco are aware of the problem and Read More about

CIO Blog

Governance Structure

CIO Blog: Governance Structure This past summer and fall has been very a busy time for the University and for OIT. We have witnessed the transition of the Bryce properties to UA Read More about Governance Structure

One Community

CIO BLOG: ONE COMMUNITY                     Digital Tuscaloosa The Connected Community Concept Several years ago Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Huntsville were hit by one of Read More about One Community

Risk Assessment

CIO Blog Risk Assessment Dear Colleagues, Today’s IT environment is changing more rapidly than at any time before. In fact many of the technologies that we now take for granted were not in Read More about Risk Assessment

Time of Transition

CIO Blog A Time of Transition Dear OIT Team Members, It has been several months since I have communicated to all of you regarding the organization, its initiatives, and the strategic direction(s) that Read More about Time of Transition

OIT Continuity of Operations

A Bottom-Up Approach to Weathering the Worst The events of April, 27th, 2011 left an indelible mark on most of us.  While the city of Tuscaloosa suffered terribly along with so Read More about OIT Continuity of Operations

Emerging Technologies Make Learning Easier

From generation to generation, parents feel compelled to tell the rising youth personal reflections from their old school days. These struggles, whether embellished or endured, often involve comments like, “Back Read More about Emerging Technologies Make Learning Easier

Back in the Habit

Clothes, supplies, textbooks…you name it. The list could go on forever. Preparing for heading back to school can jump from fun and exciting to overbearing and stressful in seconds. Luckily, students Read More about Back in the Habit

Technology Resources for Summer Fun

Don’t let summer cause bad technology habits to roll in. Using your UA resources may be a lifesaver for you this summer while you’re taking classes at a local college Read More about Technology Resources for Summer Fun

Message From Dr. McGowan

Dear Colleagues, Thank you all for contacting your supervisors as quickly as possible after the storm. We have now accounted for almost all members of the OIT team. Supervisors are Read More about Message From Dr. McGowan

Social Media…What’s the Big Deal?

We’ve all the heard the buzz about it. Social media have pretty much taken over many aspects of our social circles. Whether it’s academically, professionally, or personally, most of us Read More about Social Media…What’s the Big Deal?

Security Alerts

February 20th, 2015: OIT is aware of an email based virus infection that seems to be spreading and changing through embedded executables in zip file attachments.  We are working on Read More about

February 10th, 2015: You may have received the email titled: “Document Important. ” (image below) This message contains a malicious attachment labeled: [ doc9218_pdf.zip\doc9218_pdf.scr ]. In most situations, Read More about

January 15th, 2015: Employees beware as there are phishing scams that are trying to steal your pay check through emails. Click here for additional information on how to avoid this Read More about

Scheduled Outages

May 19th, 2015- On Saturday, May 30, the myBama portal will be down for systems work from 8AM to 12PM. If you have any issues after noon on Saturday, please Read More about

April 9th, 2015- ORACLE PATCH TO BE INSTALLED APR. 19 — The Office of Information Technology announces that the quarterly Oracle patch will be installed Sunday, Apr. 19, from 8 Read More about

March 24th, 2015- The Office of Information Technology will implement a Banner Bundle Upgrade to Production on Sunday, March 29th during the normal maintenance window. During the upgrade, myBama will Read More about

Known Issues

The Known Issues Page is a checkpoint for our IT partners across campus. The page lists software compatibility issues and known fixes.

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