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News

IT never sleeps. There’s always news to share. Here’s the latest from our digital campus and beyond.

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Tadd Smejkal the new DoIT Systems Engineering & Operations Director

The SEO department provides a core set of IT services. Tadd has been interim director for SEO since Dec 2018. Continue Reading Tadd Smejkal the new DoIT Systems Engineering & Operations Director

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Joe Tarter the new DoIT Application Infrastructure Services Director

AIS provides what’s needed to build and interconnect applications and websites. Joe has served as interim director since Oct 2018. Continue Reading Joe Tarter the new DoIT Application Infrastructure Services Director

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Regents approve new undergraduate major in Data Science

The major will be offered in UW–Madison’s new School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences. Continue Reading Regents approve new undergraduate major in Data Science

Event Security

UW–Madison harnesses new technology to prevent threats at campus events

Imagine being at a UW–Madison event and having airport-level security—only no waits, no belts or jackets to take off, and no awkward pat-downs. Continue Reading UW–Madison harnesses new technology to prevent threats at campus events

2019 IT Listening Sessions

Spots open at virtual Listening Session with CIO Lois Brooks

All in-person sessions are full. So we’ve scheduled a virtual session for Nov 26. Sign up now! Continue Reading Spots open at virtual Listening Session with CIO Lois Brooks

Holiday Online Shopping

Tips for safer online holiday shopping

Shoppers will spend billions this year online. That creates a huge incentive for online swindlers. Here’s a list of tips to help you stay safe online. Continue Reading Tips for safer online holiday shopping

Microsoft Forms

UW–Madison offers free form & survey tools

Need to gather information about a group, a segment, a project, an event? Faculty, staff & students can use these tools. Continue Reading UW–Madison offers free form & survey tools

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Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 end of life: January 2020

As of Jan 14, they’ll no longer receive security updates, software patches & technical support. Learn what you need to do and who to contact. Continue Reading Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 end of life: January 2020

DUO Multi-Factor Authentication

You must enroll in multi-factor authentication before Oct 31!

Don’t be tricked by procrastination! MFA-Duo is a treat once you know how to use it, even if your phone has issues. Continue Reading You must enroll in multi-factor authentication before Oct 31!

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Top 5 Gartner picks of the week

Gartner for Technical Professionals is available for free to IT staff across UW–‍Madison. Here are 5 recent Gartner picks we think you’ll find illuminating. Continue Reading Top 5 Gartner picks of the week

8-bit Cybersecurity Nerd

Get your cybersecurity nerd on at the last two October events!

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Come join the fun at several events where you can learn how to keep your data safe. Continue Reading Get your cybersecurity nerd on at the last two October events!

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