Technology News

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

April 9th, 2015- ORACLE PATCH TO BE INSTALLED APR. 19 — The Office of Information Technology announces that the quarterly Oracle patch will be installed Sunday, Apr. 19, from 8... Read More

March 24th, 2015- The Office of Information Technology will implement a Banner Bundle Upgrade to Production on Sunday, March 29th during the normal maintenance window. During the upgrade, myBama will... Read More

February 20th, 2015: OIT is aware of an email based virus infection that seems to be spreading and changing through embedded executables in zip file attachments.  We are working on... Read More

February 19th, 2015: Microsoft’s latest patch – KB3023607 – is causing connection failures with the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software. Microsoft and Cisco are aware of the problem and... Read More

February 10th, 2015: You may have received the email titled: “Document Important. ” (image below) This message contains a malicious attachment labeled: [ doc9218_pdf.zip\doc9218_pdf.scr ]. In most situations,... Read More

February 4th, 2015- Banner Financial Aid 8.22 Upgrade: The Office of Information Technology will implement a Banner Financial Aid 8.22 Upgrade to Production on Sunday, February 8th starting @ 8am.... Read More

February 4th, 2015- OIT to Prohibit External DNS Services: In the continuing effort to provide a more secure and more stable networking environment for our campus, OIT will make a... Read More

January 15th, 2015: Employees beware as there are phishing scams that are trying to steal your pay check through emails. Click here for additional information on how to avoid this... Read More

CIO Blog

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

Social Media…What’s the Big Deal?

We’ve all the heard the buzz about it. Social media have pretty much taken over many aspects of our social circles. Whether it’s academically, professionally, or personally, most of us... Read More

Security Alerts

February 20th, 2015: OIT is aware of an email based virus infection that seems to be spreading and changing through embedded executables in zip file attachments.  We are working on... Read More

February 10th, 2015: You may have received the email titled: “Document Important. ” (image below) This message contains a malicious attachment labeled: [ doc9218_pdf.zip\doc9218_pdf.scr ]. In most situations,... Read More

January 15th, 2015: Employees beware as there are phishing scams that are trying to steal your pay check through emails. Click here for additional information on how to avoid this... Read More

Scheduled Outages

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

April 9th, 2015- ORACLE PATCH TO BE INSTALLED APR. 19 — The Office of Information Technology announces that the quarterly Oracle patch will be installed Sunday, Apr. 19, from 8... 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.