It’s a stressful time of year with holidays and the end of the semester. Technology can add to that stress, or it can be used to minimize the stress. Technology Services offers some simple, easy-to-implement ideas to use technology to help get you through finals and holiday stress.
In recognition of cybersecurity month, Technology Services set a goal to educate faculty, staff, and students about phishing via “Phish Market”, held at the Digital Computer Lab.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a national campaign to remind people about ways to protect their privacy and online security. Technology Services has activities planned all month.
Dena Strong is using her education, training, and her experiences with the University of Illinois’ SHIELD program to help upwards of 1,200 volunteers preserve Ukraine’s disappearing digital treasures.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign leveraged cloud technology experts at Technology Services to develop a low-cost, automated and fully secure data pipeline to process and maintain COVID-19 testing data.
“IT and analytics have always been valued, but a lot of times we’re sort of in the background,” said Joe Barnes, CISO at Illinois. How Analytics and Data Management Guided Universities Through the Pandemic highlights how Illinois’ IT departments facilitated accelerated information sharing, as data became critical to health, safety, and decision-making.
In July 2020, Chancellor Jones announced a $2 million annual commitment by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to prioritize research focused on systemic racial inequities and injustices that exist within our communities and higher education itself.
The Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program recently announced 22 projects that have been awarded funding. One of these projects is led by Technology Services Deputy CIO for Innovation and Technology Strategy, Tracy Smith.
In an effort to heighten research capabilities and opportunity, Technology Services at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign offers three major cloud platforms for researchers to access a wide-range of resources to assist with computation, data collection and storage, website and app development, and more, in a collaborative, accessible, cost-effective, and highly-flexible environment.
Now, UIUC has an ultra-fast, agile network that efficiently meets the exponential bandwidth needs of higher education on campus and beyond. With a solid digital foundation, the university continues to advance its mission as it engages and educates the next generation of leaders.”
The IT Accessibility Liaisons Program (ITAL) identifies, recruits, and trains people within campus units to serve as digital accessibility resources. Liaisons serve voluntarily and may hold technical or non-technical positions, which allows for broader exposure and diverse channels of communication.