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NPR All Tech Considered

What do you want in your IT professionals here on campus? Listen to this article and let us know your thoughts. All Tech Considered A Good IT Person Needs To Be Half Technologist, Half Psychologist http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/08/11/338984905/a-good-it-person-needs-to-be-half-technologist-half-psychologist

ResNet computer help

Information Technology is preparing to welcome students back by providing computer and device help. If you need assistance with your device we look forward to helping you with your technology needs this academic year. Please see the attached poster for times we are available to help as well as a list of items we will be assisting students with. RESNET_poster3 (2)(1)

Samsung’s new 1TB SSD is based on latest 3D technology

and the drive is based on Samsung’s second generation V-NAND technology, in which storage chips are stacked vertically

‘Using TrueCrypt Is Not Secure’

That page includes instructions for helping Windows users transition drives protected by TrueCrypt over to BitlLocker, the proprietary disk encryption program that ships with every Windows version since Vista.

Tennessee Higher Education IT Symposium 2014

The 43rd annual Tennessee Higher Education IT Symposium is scheduled for May 4-6, 2014, and will be held at Chattanooga Choo-Choo located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For directions to UTC, the Choo-Choo, and the Tennessee Riverboat: Click Here For more information about THEITS: Click Here  

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UTC Network Engineer Wins Contest

Christopher Howard, UTC Network Engineer, wins the Grand Prize for Intermapper’s Ultimate Probes Challenge.   “The contest was to write a probe for InterMapper.  InterMapper is what we use to monitor all of our switches/routers/wireless access points/etc on the network.  It can’t monitor every device under the sun out of the box, but it does include the ability to import probes.  The probes are just plugins that add support

NETFLIX scam making the rounds

NETFLIX users WATCH OUT!!!!! It has recently been announced that there is a phishing scam going around to NETFLIX account holders.  If you get an email regarding a NETFLIX error, or see a pop up  like the one below, it is a phishing scam. You will be asked to contact the NETFLIX customer support using the phone number on the pop up, at which time you will be connected to

UTC Windows Offline Updater

The WSUS offline updater allows for “batch patching” of a Windows OS and Microsoft Office.  If you need to patch a fresh install of Windows, or update an PC that has been offline for a while, please review this document.

Phishing Warning: “New Account Look”

If you receive an email from “updateaccounts@utc.edu” or the Maintenance department, please just delete it.

GPS Bullets

“It sounds like something out of a James Bond movie – GPS bullets that can track the location of a suspect’s car.”  BBC