Tech Services News

Fall 2021 Business IT Symposium Summary

The Business IT Collaboration event on October 19 brought together over 160 participants. Lee Smith’s keynote address supplied three key elements for success, which are further detailed.

Illinois IT Featured in Campus Technology Magazine

“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.

Cornerstone Performance Pilot Kicks Off

Illinois Human Resources (IHR), in partnership with the Business IT Collaboration, is excited to announce the kickoff of the Cornerstone Performance Pilot at UIUC. This tool will streamline campus’ ability to track employee professional development and allow managers to give meaningful feedback through performance evaluations.

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Illinois App New Features

The Illinois App is a great way for students to get the most out of their on-campus experience! We had a chance to watch Isaac Galvan, a senior product owner at Tech Services, speak at a Rokwire lecture series where he talked about the Illinois App’s most popular features and some exciting new features!

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Business IT Collaboration Launches New Web Pages

Today the Business IT Collaboration (Business IT) launched refreshed web pages on the Technology Services website. The refreshed website provides a public platform for university leadership, faculty, and staff to learn about and engage with the Business IT Collaboration.

NetID Password Requires 12 Characters Starting 11/18

Starting November 18, 2021 any new NetID password will need to be a minimum of twelve characters long. Your current password will work until you change it, at which point the new requirement will take effect.

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$100,000 awarded to social justice community project led by Tech Services staff

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.

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Data and Technology Innovation Lab’s 2021 Student Showcase

The Data and Technology Innovation Lab at Technology Services was started in 2018 in an effort to build data analytics expertise and expand services within the organization. Today lab leads and students consult with campus faculty and researchers across the social and computational sciences to assist with data analytics. At a showcase in May 2021, student teams presented their exciting year-long projects!

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Research and Innovation with Cloud Technologies at the U of I

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.