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July 2017

Lync (Skype for Business) Migration to Campus Lync

What is happening? The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) is transitioning its Lync Instant Messenger (a.k.a. Skype for Business) service from servers hosted by the Department of IT (DoIT) to servers hosted [...]

August 2016

Digital Signage Moves to Campus Shared Four Winds Back-End

What happened? The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) has migrated its digital signage back-end service from servers hosted by Student Affairs IT (DoIT) to servers hosted by TAMU IT. Why? [...]

Ransomware is BIG Business

Higher education has been targeted by the booming business of ransomware. Ransomware is, "...computer malware that installs covertly on a victim's computer, executes a cryptovirology attack that adversely affects it, and demands a ransom payment to [...]

July 2016

Email Migration to Campus Exchange

What is happening? The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) is transitioning its email service from servers hosted by the Department of IT (DoIT) to servers hosted by TAMU IT. [...]

June 2015

Two-Factor Authentication

Examples of account compromises are on the rise. Weak passwords are one culprit. Phishing (social engineering) scams are also rampant. Even programs such as key loggers which record the keystrokes you type and then relay [...]

April 2015

When Outsourcing Goes Wrong

Recently, we helped one of our departments (who shall remain nameless) identify an external vendor to help them with a website design. We were in the middle of an active development cycle and didn't have [...]