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BUMC IT Windows XP Upgrade Initiative

March 19th, 2014 in Changes, News.

BUMC IT is beginning a project to upgrade as many University-owned machines as possible from Windows XP to Windows 7, since support will end on Windows XP from Microsoft on April 8, 2014.  XP machines will still function, but they will no longer receive critical patches from Microsoft, including security... More

Potential issues with HOD and UIS with tips to resolve

March 12th, 2014 in Incidents, News, Tips.

Recently, UIS users began experiencing access issues that were related to Java configurations on their systems.  Either they were unable to access Host On-Demand (HOD) at all due to error messages (located at http://www.bu.edu/uis_web3270/), or the UIS terminal would simply load to a black screen and not bring them to... More

Inappropriate Y-Drive Usage

January 24th, 2014 in Featured, News.

What is the Y-drive?   The Y-drive is a general purpose, shared storage resource available to all BUMC faculty and staff to conduct University-related activities. It was created as a shared campus resource over 15 years ago at 50GB. Today it is nearly 25TB. Are there disk quotas on the Y-drive?  Generally, the Y-drive has... More

Welcome, Scott Wilson!

January 21st, 2014 in Featured, New Hire, News.

BUMC IT Client Services is proud to welcome Scott Wilson starting as a Computer Support Specialist today.  Scott graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a BS in Computer Networking in 2012 and recently worked for TMNG Global as a Network and Desktop Support Specialist.  Scott brings extensive Windows and Mac experience to... More

The phishing scammers are at it again!

January 13th, 2014 in Featured, Information Security, News, Tips.

As described last week in a BU Today article, members of the BU community were recently victims of phishing; and IS&T has again received several reports of a phishing message being received by members of our community like the one below.   We believe the scammers are trying to use the... More

ServiceNow announcement

November 26th, 2013 in New Service, News.

On December 8th, Boston University Medical Campus IT will begin using a new ticketing system called ServiceNow, which will improve the way the IT Service Desk receives and handles requests from the community. Many things will remain the same.  Faculty and staff can still submit tickets online at www.bumc.bu.edu/it/ or via... More

Information Security Awareness Week; Free Secure Shredding and Hard Drive Disposal

September 26th, 2013 in Information Security, News.

BUMC IT and Information Security is sponsoring several events on the BU Medical Campus Oct. 9 and 11, so mark your calendar. This coincides with Information Security Awareness Week! Secure Shredding Take this opportunity to get sensitive papers out of your office and get them properly destroyed. A shredding truck will be... More

Welcome Lloyd Rolles!

September 3rd, 2013 in New Hire, News.

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our Service Desk Team, Lloyd Rolles.  Lloyd graduated BU this May with a BS in Health Sciences from Sargent College.  He was most recently working as a casual employee splitting his time between Student Health Services and the IT Help Center... More

SAS available in early September

August 14th, 2013 in News.

Thanks for your interest in downloading SAS. We are currently in the final steps of renewing our site license for 2013-2014. Beginning August 15th, current SAS users will be notified that your license has expired. However, the current installation will continue to work until November 13th. In early September we expect to... More

Welcome Myriam Bikah

July 22nd, 2013 in Featured, New Hire, News.

Myriam Bikah joins BUMC IT today in the position of BI Developer II.  Myriam joins BU after spending the past 5 years with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in Washington, D.C., as a Data and Research Associate. There she helped colleges understand student achievement measures and trends, in part by... More