Technology News

OIT Recommends Delaying OS X Update to El Capitan

El Capitan, the newest version of OSX, has been released by Apple. The Office of Information Technology recommends that users wait a few months before initiating this update. As with... Read More

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

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

Student Employment Phishing Emails

Students should be aware that a number of different phishing emails related to employment are currently being sent out. The emails are attempting to steal information. Please review these emails... Read More

Phishing Email: “Faculty Administrator Announcement”

Students may have received a phishing email this morning titled “Faculty Administrator Announcement” with a link that takes users to a page that looks like the myBama login page. This... Read More

September 8, 2015 – Increase in Phishing Attempts

OIT has found a large increase in the number of phishing attempts and compromised student accounts over the 24 hours. To avoid becoming a victim of phishing and to keep... Read More

Scheduled Outages

Banner Unavailable During Sunday, Nov. 15 Upgrade

The Office of Information Technology will implement an Oracle database upgrade this Sunday that will require an outage to Banner from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. myBama will be available... Read More

Banner and myBama Unavailable October 11th

The Office of Information Technology will be implementing a Banner Bundle upgrade on Sunday, October 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please note that this upgrade will extend slightly... Read More

Some Web Services Unavailable Morning of Sunday, September 27th

On Sunday, September 27th from 8am to 10am, OIT will be implementing datacenter network changes that will result in a brief outage of many web-connected services including myBama, StarRez, and... 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.