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  • UA email forwarding policy change

    July 06, 2020

    The following policy change to the UA system Accounting and Administrative Manual (No.: 300: A-01) no longer allows for employees to forward their work email to a personal email:
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  • July tech tips

    July 06, 2020

    Play Hard to Get with Strangers: If you're unsure who an email is from--even if the details appear accurate--do not respond, and do not click on any links or attachments.
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  • New Google Drive feature -- shared drives

    June 19, 2020

    Recently the Google shared drive feature was enabled for all Google apps users at UA. Google shared drives let people collaborate on projects, store files with document version control, and access their files anywhere, from any device.
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  • OIT changing antivirus solutions

    June 05, 2020

    In an effort to reduce costs while improving services, starting June 8th OIT will begin changing Antivirus solutions. After June 8th, Symantec Endpoint Protection will be uninstalled from university-owned computers.
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  • Need to borrow computer equipment or accessories? You have options!

    May 29, 2020

    OIT announces the arrival of webcams and headsets for students, staff, and faculty who may be in need while working away from the office. Webcams are available for loan and will need to be returned when they are no longer needed. Headsets may be kept, free of charge, by the user.
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  • MANDATORY: Upgrade to Zoom 5.0 by May 30th

    May 15, 2020

    Due to the sudden increase in Zoom demand spurred by COVID-19 pandemic, a 90-day security overhaul was announced by the company back in April. As a result, Zoom version 5.0 has recently been released. In order to avoid any disruptions in meeting accessibility, Zoom users are required to upgrade to this latest version by May 30th.
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  • May tech tips

    May 15, 2020

    Phone calls and texts are as easy to spoof as email. If it sounds too good to be true, or if it's really scary, it's probably a scam.
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  • FAQs about Zoom security concerns

    May 01, 2020

    Is Zoombombing something that could happen to me in a UA Zoom meeting? Zoombombing will not happen in a private and properly shared UA Zoom meeting. Interruptions can happen in a video meeting if the meeting link and information is published in a public forum such as Facebook or other media platforms. Posting a Zoom link publicly is analogous to putting a bowl of one's house keys in a public place, with directions to the house. The easiest method to avoid Zoombombing or having any outside person enter your meeting is to follow these simple security steps.
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  • Need to borrow a computer? Here are some options.

    April 17, 2020

    If you need a computer or a mobile hotspot to use while working from a remote location, OIT has a limited number of Chromebooks and MiFi devices available for loan to UA affiliates on a case-by-case basis during the change of university operations due to COVID-19.
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  • How to avoid a Zoombomb while hosting a Zoom session:

    April 17, 2020

    Amidst Zoom security concerns, below are four simple ways to help meeting attendees use the Zoom platform with confidence:
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