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Software Licensing

About OIT Site-Licensed Software

OTI works with University academic and administrative departments to provide campus-wide and volume licensing agreements for commonly used software programs and applications.  To learn about software licensing agreements administered by OIT, please visit the Software Catalog.

Software Catalog

Software by Category

A-Z Software List

Campus-wide and volume licensing agreements administered by OIT are listed in the Software Catalog.  Most agreements are restricted to University-owned computers, but some do provide limited licensing to faculty and staff for home use.  Unless specified, licenses are generally not available for student use on personally-owned computers.  Students can find academic versions of many popular software products at the University Supply Store. Please note that each software agreement contains its own terms and conditions.  Generally, use of campus-wide software is limited to University business, academic, or research related purposes.  Details can be found for each product in the Software Catalog.

Other Software

Any software not listed in the Software Catalog must be purchased by the department or individual through normal procurement channels.  Many departments enter into software licensing agreements separately because the need for the software is limited.  Check with your academic or administrative department to determine if there is additional software available to you.

The University maintains standing contracts with three vendors for other software purchases.  Departments should request quotes from these vendors when possible.

Software Licensing Blog

Find software licensing news and announcements on the Software Licensing Blog.

Security Alerts

June 15th, 2015: There is a wide spread phishing/scam attempt for the Berjaya Foundation. If you haven’t already please deleted it. There isn’t an AOL email address for the legitimate Berjaya Foundation 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 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

Scheduled Outages

June 10th, 2015- The Office of Information Technology will implement a Banner Bundle Upgrade to Production on Sunday, June 14th during the normal maintenance window. During the upgrade, myBama will Read More about

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

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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