Technology News

EndNote, NVivo, Boot Runner, and Winclone now available

Over the summer, there were a handful of new software licenses made available in addition to some specific upgrades. Please share this information in your area however you think is... Read More

Windows 10 Rollback Information

If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 10 and would like to revert to Windows 7 or 8, you should be able to do so within thirty days of upgrading. Before Getting... Read More

Roaming WiFi Service eduroam Now Available for Students, Faculty and Staff

The Office of Information Technology is now providing a new wireless service called eduroam to the UA campus. Students, faculty, and staff are now able to use their myBama credentials... Read More

April 13th, 2015- As we continue the work transitioning all network services to the new campus network,  OIT is implementing a new method to administer and install network printers.  We... Read More

UA Public Wireless Network Discontinued

In early 2014, the University of Alabama will decommission the UA public wireless network. All users will be required to log on to UA-WPA2 instead. The Office of Information Technology... Read More

Making UA Technology-Tough

All of the wizards and geeks over in OIT have been working hard for many months setting things up so that even the worst disaster would not knock out critical... Read More

Securing a Tablet for Web Browsing

January 4, 2013 – Internet on the go has finally become a reality with today’s mobile technology. Whether you’re checking email at the coffee shop or taking a quick conference... Read More

Bringing Ideas to Life With 3-D Printers

September 19, 2012 – Printing at The University of Alabama is taking a step into another dimension – literally. Construction has started in Hardaway Hall on a 3-D printing lab that... Read More

New Secure Wireless Network

September 7, 2012 – The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to announce a new secure wireless network for Faculty & Staff.  In order to connect to UA-WPA2, you... Read More

New Phishing Email

June 7, 2012 – On any suspicious email, always check the “From” address and the location of any URL in the message.  If the message originated from the University, the “From” address... Read More

CIO Blog

The Changing Face of Higher Educations- A Personal Journey

I have often been amazed at the lack of use of technology in the Ivory Tower. I came back into Higher Education after approximately 20 years in the business/corporate environment... Read More

Governance Structure

CIO Blog: Governance Structure This past summer and fall has been very a busy time for the University and for OIT. We have witnessed the transition of the Bryce properties to UA... Read More

One Community

CIO BLOG: ONE COMMUNITY                     Digital Tuscaloosa The Connected Community Concept Several years ago Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Huntsville were hit by one of... Read More

Risk Assessment

CIO Blog Risk Assessment Dear Colleagues, Today’s IT environment is changing more rapidly than at any time before. In fact many of the technologies that we now take for granted were not in... Read More

Time of Transition

CIO Blog A Time of Transition Dear OIT Team Members, It has been several months since I have communicated to all of you regarding the organization, its initiatives, and the strategic direction(s) that... Read More

OIT Continuity of Operations

A Bottom-Up Approach to Weathering the Worst The events of April, 27th, 2011 left an indelible mark on most of us.  While the city of Tuscaloosa suffered terribly along with so... Read More

Emerging Technologies Make Learning Easier

From generation to generation, parents feel compelled to tell the rising youth personal reflections from their old school days. These struggles, whether embellished or endured, often involve comments like, “Back... Read More

Back in the Habit

Clothes, supplies, textbooks…you name it. The list could go on forever. Preparing for heading back to school can jump from fun and exciting to overbearing and stressful in seconds. Luckily, students... Read More

Technology Resources for Summer Fun

Don’t let summer cause bad technology habits to roll in. Using your UA resources may be a lifesaver for you this summer while you’re taking classes at a local college... Read More

Message From Dr. McGowan

Dear Colleagues, Thank you all for contacting your supervisors as quickly as possible after the storm. We have now accounted for almost all members of the OIT team. Supervisors are... Read More

Security Alerts

Phishing Attack – August 27

UA has had a large-scale phishing email that went out to many faculty, staff, and students. The email can be seen below. OIT encourages any users who engaged with the site to... Read More

Phishing Attack – August 24

There is a wide spread phishing/scam attempt by someone impersonating the IT Service Desk and using a Crimson email address. You can view the email below. The University of Alabama will never... Read More

Windows 10

On July 29th, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 to consumers. The Office of Information Technology is strongly discouraging users from updating to Windows 10 in these first few months. At this time,... Read More

Scheduled Outages

Full Network Outage – August 2nd

OIT will implement a full network outage on August 2nd from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in order to replace outdated routers. Access to the Internet and other network-dependent services... Read More

Banner, myBama and other services unavailable during July 26 upgrade

The Office of Information Technology will upgrade an Oracle system database and install the latest patches for it on Sunday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. No databases affecting... Read More

Banner, myBama and other services unavailable during July 19 upgrade

The Office of Information Technology will install operating system patches on the Oracle database servers on Sunday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to noon. The following services will not be... Read More

Known Issues

The Known Issues Page is a checkpoint for our IT partners across campus. The page lists software compatibility issues and known fixes.