Technology News

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

Retinal Implant Link

New Retinal Implant Technology Expected to Help Restore Sight November 6, 2013 by Staff Technology In an effort to improve retinal implant technology, researchers have developed a new method that uses microsecond pulses,... Read More

Zero Bug Link

New zero-day bug targets IE users in drive-by attack Computers infected with malware after visiting a “strategically important Web site,” security firm FireEye warns. by Steven Musil November 10, 2013 3:53 PM A... Read More

CIO Blog

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

Outage Alerts

Security Alerts

Scheduled Outages

Routine Maintenance

OIT performs routine maintenance on servers and systems every Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. Many IT services may be offline intermittently during this time. Network access and computing resources availability (Banner, E-Learning, Exchange server, etc.) may also be affected. Since this is a low-usage period, fewer UA customers will be impacted. For questions, contact the IT Service Desk at (205) 348-5555 or

Known Issues

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