News for Faculty and Staff

Chat through Lotus Notes

Like Yahoo, Lotus Notes e-mail comes with a chat feature. Called Sametime, the chat service is tied to the UNLV address book, and allows you to instantly connect with coworkers, which makes a lunch reminder, “Meet me at 12:30 in the SU,” much easier than an e-mail. Visit lotusnotes.oit.unlv.edu for tips.

System Maintenance Schedule & Incidents Now Posted Online

Nothing like a “Server Not Found” message at 1 a.m. when you’re finishing a grade import to WebCampus, eh? OIT aims to keep systems up 100% of the time, but sometimes techs have to do a little patching or updating to make sure computers runs smoothly. Despite best efforts, sometimes the hardware or software fails unexpectedly.

To Attach or To Link

In October, OIT advertised a new service called “Secure File Transfer.” It’s a website where you can upload large files (up to 2GB) and provide a link to others so they can go download the file. But it didn’t make much sense to Kristene Fisher who frequently sends large files to people on and off campus. She asked, “When should I use this Secure File Transfer thing? And why?”

A Cool Plan to Chill File Servers

Servers are needy. These high-powered computers need cool air, security, and Internet connectivity to process the thousands of requests they get per second. To meet server demands, it’s best to keep them in one spot, a data center. But then the servers get hot. If they get too hot, they break. Enter a new, energy efficient cooling system to be used for the first time on campus in the Thomas Beam Engineering (TBE) building. The new system promises to keep UNLV servers cool in the most efficient way possible.

UNLV Hiring Database Administrator

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is seeking candidates for the position of Database Administrator.

UNLV Seeks Full-Time IT Portfolio Coordinator

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is seeking candidates for the position of IT Portfolio Coordinator.

45% of Our Wi-Fi Community Uses UNLV-Secure. Do you?

Over 45% of the people who use UNLV's campus wireless services connect to UNLV-Secure. Why is the UNLV-Secure Wi-Fi network so popular? 

Check Out OIT's Winter Technology Report

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) invites you to read its Summer 2010 Technology Report, which highlights:

View the Technology Report on the web or download the PDF.

UNLV Seeks Full-Time Database Administrator

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is seeking candidates for the position of Database Administrator.

New Classroom Technology Installed on Campus

One of the top priorities from UNLV's strategic plan is to "provide the campus with high quality spaces for learning and scholarship." Over the winter break OIT worked with Planning and Construction and Facilities Management to renovate and/or install technology in a number of spaces.

One of the larger projects managed by Planning and Construction was a thorough facelift of a large classroom in Beam Hall. BEH-242 was totally renovated including new carpet, paint, furniture, and new AV technology (projector, lectern, and AV control and switching gear).

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